Sunday, 21 July 2013

Favourite Things

Time for a new challenge at One Stitch at a Time and this week the theme is Favourite Things.
 
One of my favourite things is ATCs - Artist Trading Cards. I love making these little works of art - they are fun to create and great for trying out new ideas and techniques. I also love to trade them and have swapped cards with people all over the world.
 
So for my project this week I made a set of ATC's using Gingerloft's Dream In a Dream Poe image from the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet:
 
 
I made one card in a sepia colour scheme, just because it seemed to fit the image:
 
 
And I made another two using a red, white and blue colour scheme, inspired by the IndePOEdence challenge at Quoth the Raven, Nevermore:
 
 
 
I used kraft card for a base and made the backgrounds using Distress Stains. I added the Poe image and, to finish, stamped and heat embossed a flock of birds (hey, they look like ravens to me, right? :D) and, on the blue and red cards, added some highlights and little stars with a while gel pen.
 
The challenge runs for a week and entries using a Stitchy Bear product have a chance to win our main prize. Entries not using a Stitchy Bear product will go into the draw to win a $3 gift voucher for the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet.
 
I'm entering these cards into the following challenges:
 
 
 
 

18 comments:

Hazel said...

Super little ATCs, Ali. The birds look like ravens to me too, I'm frightened of birds!! Hazel x

Mimi said...

Great project Ali, never done ATCs before maybe one day I will give them a go (probably when number of hours in the day increases as 24 is not enough lol) Hugs Jane

I Don't Do Straight said...

The Red, White and Blue card fits are challenge beautifully. The inking and the ravens are FAB! Thanks for joining us at Quoth the Raven :)

Borqna said...

Excellent, Ali! Congratulations!
Good Luck!

ike said...

EXCELLENT ATCs - I love them too :-)
Fabulous birds - yes, they do look like Ravens for this piece.
Thank you for joining us at QUOTH THE RAVEN :-)

IKE x

Guylaine said...

beautiful trio of cards!
thank you for playing with us this week at Craft 4 Eternity

Gráinne said...

They are splendid! I like the birds very much and the color schemes look great with Mr. Poe. Thanks so much for joining us at FwATCs. Suzanne

die amelie said...

Beautiful colour variation, Ali!

They make a wonderful trio!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at FunwithATCs!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Dewi Lestari said...

Great ATC with fab color! Thanks for joining at Simply Create Too: Anything but a Card
Hugs
Dewi

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Monochromatic" Challenge #71!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great creation, thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi Ali:

Your ATCs for our Challenge #42 - "Anything But a Card" are so pretty.

We hope to see your beautiful work in all our challenges at Simply Create Too.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Monochromatic” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Hugs
Pattie ♥
Artist
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Hugs x

Melanie Rozwood said...

Theswe are nice. I like how you showed different color variations. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

craftyeyes said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week Tracy x

butterfly said...

Love your trio, Ali - beautiful backgrounds on the coloured ones, and the sepia version is very cool. Thanks so much for playing along at Fun With ATCs.
Alison x

CG said...

These are gorgeous! What a great image. Best, CG

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