Saturday, 18 November 2017

ATC Swap: T is for...

I can finally share the ATCs that I made for the November swap with Junk Journal junkies and Mindful Art.  The theme was 'T' and, as always,  I worked with stamps from my extensive Claritystamp collection.  All the stamping was done with Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I started with T is for trees.  The moon, tree grove and the single tree in the background are from the Stag Outline collection and the tree in the foreground from Wee Folk 7 (Christmas).
Once the stamping and embossing was complete, I masked off the sky using the hill mask from the hills and mountains mask set and brushed Pampas Artistry ink across the bottom.  I then used the reverse mask to mask off the ground and a tiny moon mask and blended Midnight Blue ink across the top in the same way.
I then added the 'T' from the Wordchain Alphabet and hand wrote 'is for trees' using a black fine liner pen.
The next ATC was T is for taxi.  I created the street scene using the church and tudor house from the Wee Village set (masking as needed with the matching masks which come with the stamp set), the farm house from the Wee Farm stamp set and added the taxi from the Ladies Glasses set.
With all masks in place I brushed Hickory Smoke distress ink across the bottom and Midnight Blue Artistry ink across the sky.
The buildings were coloured using Ecoline pens (Royal Talens) and the wording added in the same manner as before.
For the final ATC, I decided to be a bit different.  Rather than create a scene, I used the triangle outline from set 2 of Sam's Shapes several times; crossing the shapes over one another to create smaller triangles within.  I then extended the pattern using a black embossing pen, heat embossing with clear powder as I had for the rest of the stamping.
I coloured all the areas with different combinations of Ecoline pens (using a couple of Kuretake Clean Colour pens as well), before adding the lettering and wording in the same style used on the other two ATCs.
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