I'm really excited to be one of the new Design Team for More Mixed Media Challenge Blog! It was launched on 5 January and our theme for this month is - Blue - apt really as it's how a lot of us feel in the colder months of the year after the excitement of Christmas. However, crafting is a good distraction from the awful weather and the cold, wet, dark evenings. I love doing something new and although I have done one lot of ATCs before, this set was my very first 'proper' set, and I really enjoyed making them. The theme for the swap I did was Oriental or Egyptian - having no Egyptian bits, I went for Oriental, and really happy with how they turned out.
I used a variety of media for these - the first one is stamped and heat embossed around the edge and then a piece of Tim Holtz paper was used as background and I stamped an oriental lady on top and coloured her with my Promarkers. I added some flowers to embellish.
The second one, which is the submission for the January Blue challenge blog DT, is again, Tim Holtz papers for the background and a Lily of the Valley (LOTV) stamp coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut out and stuck to the background. I added some embellishments - a metal fan and some bling, for impact. The third uses the off cuts of the lovely Tim Holtz papers top and bottom and some pretty ribbon and a metal embellishment. I used multiple stamps for the image, layered and masked out and then coloured with Promarkers. A few little bling gems added for impact.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest make and really looking forward to sharing my other makes with you. Do feel free to comment on any of my posts - I really value your input and love hearing from fellow crafters!
Thank you Margaret xDelete
These are all so very beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much xDelete
All of these ATCs are splendid! I believe Blogger hates me right now because I am having a hard time seeing the photos and leaving a comment. Oh dear, I hope you get this one! Congrats on the new challenge blog and being on the DT! Hugz. ~NikiReplyDelete
Thank you Niki - can see your comments fine, so I must be one of the lucky ones! Hope Blogger is being kinder to you now. Hope to see your work on our February Challenge - red. xxDelete