2020/01/07

He Who Plants a Tree Plants a Hope



Hi Artsy Friends,
Welcome to the first Happy Little Stampers’ (HLS's) ATC (Artist Trading Card/Coin) Challenge for 2020. The January Challenge Theme is Masculine.


For Challenge Rules and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog.

Honestly speaking, making a Masculine project is very challenging to me because I’m too feminine (ha!) and I have very few masculine stamps. I finally decided to pick a tree image and simply enjoyed stamping and revisiting some basic techniques - brayering, VersaMark Resist and Heat Embossing.

Hope you like this set of ATCs. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day.

ATC Details
Stamps are all by Stampin’ Up.

 
 
 
 

2020/01/01

Happy New Year



Hi Artsy Friends,

Happy New Year! I wish all of you another successful year full of achievements, laughter and love. Let’s stay healthy, be creative and happy throughout the year of 2020.


I made this card for my extremely talented artsy friend, Ann Chuang who was sweet enough to have sent me a Christmas card earlier. The inspirations came from Ann’s card sketch below,


my previous ATCs,

and the scene I saw in my recent trip to Nikko, Japan.

Hope this card is eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day and year ahead.

Card Details,
1. Stamp is by Hero Arts and dies are by Memory Box. Stencil and die cut are by Memory Box.
2. For the mixed media background tutorial, please check out my previous DT post here.


Challenges to Enter

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The Christmas Day (12/25) is a normal working day here in Taiwan and I haven’t decorated a Christmas tree in my home for some years. So I’m sharing a snowy landscape card with several snow-covered trees.  I made this card on the last day of 2019 and it surely is one of my favorite cards.
  
  

2019/12/07

Merry Christmas / Holiday Cheer

 
 
 
Hi Artsy Friends,
It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) ATC (Artist Trading Card/Coin) Challenge again. The December Challenge Theme is Bling. For Challenge Rules and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog

  
I instantly thought about making a snowing Christmas theme with lots of bling bling might be a good idea. And boy, these ATCs turned out to be quite gorgeous, so shiny and sparkling! My bling is made out of Glitter Ritz (Transparent Micro Fine Glitter), Gold and Silver Embossing Pastes. Hope you like my interpretation. I'd like to thank and credit my artsy friend/mentor, Mandy, for this Mixed Media Tissue Paper Technique which I learnt from her during a Christmas Handmade Card Gathering in mid November.
Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day ahead.

ATC Details

1. Apply three Acrylic Paints (Ocean, Sky, Lapis) on Gelli Plate and mix well with a brayer.
2. Lay snowflake stencil (Memory Box) on Gelli Plate.

3. Place a tissue paper and press with fingers. The tissue paper will get acrylic paints for the positive snowflake images.


4. Remove the stencil and place another tissue paper. Press with fingers. The tissue paper will get acrylic paints for the negative snowflake images.


5. Place two tissue papers together, one on top of the other.

 

6. Use bottle caps to apply Gold Metallic Embossing Paste on background tissue paper. Boy, this monochromatic mixed media tissue paper background is beautiful, isn’t it?


7. Cut background tissue paper into ATC size. Apple Silver Metallic Embossing Paste over Falling Snow Stencil on ATC background tissue paper.


8. Apply Be Creative Tape on white cardstock and die cut Country Landscape die (Memory Box) from it. Cover Country Landscape image with Glitter Ritz (Warm Highlight).


9. Assemble the ATC and affix text stickers (Tim Holtz) as shown.


 

Challenges to Enter

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