Sunday, 16 October 2011

Purple butterfly ATCs

The ATC swap for the group on the Bubbly Funk forum this month is 'butterflies'. Having used some butterfly stamps before for swaps on BF I needed to think of something different for this swap.

I came across a new ATC challenge blog called Wicked Wednesday and their first challenge is: all about you. I decided to make these ATCs all about me in the sense of what I love to use for crafting - the colour purple, butterflies, torn and inked edges, stamping, distressed inks ... and, of course, beautiful papers. I used a double sided paper by Prima from their Indeed collection 'enchanted' - the torn pieces are from the reverse side and I stamped Penny Black butterfly edges with stazon vibrant violet, distressing torn edges with dusty concord DI and also using this to 'water colour' the butterfly images I stamped above (a little stamp with no name that I've had for ages - can't remember where it came from).

These are also for:

Corrosive 135: flying things
Stamptacular 134: you choose

We didn't lose the game ...

... we just ran out of time - I love this simple card (made with components from the Kanban Gentleman's journal) - I'm linking it for Cards for men 21: make us laugh (well, it made me chuckle, anyway!).

It's also for:

The crafty pad 143: monochromatic
Pollycraft 114: boys, boys, boys
St Luke's October: let's hear it for the boys

Mr Pumpkin

This is for Take time for you 51: sketch + autumn:

The image is a Mo Manning digi 'the big one' from Mo's Digital Pencil, coloured with copics. - I couldn't resist getting this digi when I saw it used on a couple of cards on this week's Pile it on challenge. I don't celebrate halloween, but thought this was good for a fun autumn birthday card for a boy.

The scalloped circle was cut with a nestie and the edges distressed, as well as the edges of the background Bo Bunny paper and the scraps of BG paper across the middle (this wasn't long enough to go all the way across the middle, so I used it in two bits because it's covered by the circle, so no one would know the difference - lol!)

The leaves down the side are 'bright autumn brders' by Creative Memories, the crocheted flower is held with a fabric covered brad and the sentiment was generated on my dymo letratag.

Challenge 104 on Mo's digital pencil is 'inspired by a song', so this is for the song:

Mr Pumpkin (sung to: Are you sleeping):

Mr Pumpkin, Mr Pumpkin,
Eyes so round, eyes so round,
Fall is coming, fall is coming,
To my town, to my town.

This is also for Just some lines: reminds me of a song.

This is also for:

Pile it on 42: fall is for fun
Crafting for all seasons 11: fall flowers/pumpkins
For fun: autumn has arrived - pumpkins
My Sheri 71: it's the great pumpkins
Delightful: colours of fall
Gingerloft 27: halloween or fall
Deep ocean 10: fall colours
Creative sketches: CS52C: fall colours
Digital Tuesday 132: fall colours
Crop stop 41: falling leaves
Pals paper arts 115: fall/thanksgiving
Fussy & fancy: fall or halloween
Rainbow lady 174: falling leaves
Stamp, scrap & doodle: falling for you anything with leaves
Kaboodle 88: let's see those leaves
Sisterhood of crafters: birthday celebrations
Creatalicious 27: distress your edges
Allways something creative: brown, orange, distressed
Shabby tea room 83: fall flowers
Stamp n doodle: outdoors
Pollycraft 114: boys, boys, boys
St Luke's October: let's hear it for the boys
Sweet stampin': masculine

Have a fabulous (autumn) birthday

This card is for Crazy challenge 88 sketch, with optional autumn colours:

Once again, I've used offcuts from my scraps box, including a die cut circle of BG paper stamped with one of my favourite leaf stamps by Stampers Anonymous with memento rich cocoa. Edges have been distressed with spiced marmalade and fired brick. The gold foiled sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

One again, colours are inspired by the photo for the pink elephant 120:

and this photo inspiration for Papercraft star 66, which must include a leaf:


This is also for:

Stamp dreams 103: fall/autumn
Sunday stamper 176: if you leave me now - leaves
Stamps R us: autumn/fall
Delightful: colours of fall
Hanna and friends 115: autumn/halloween
Stampin for the weekend 18: colours of autumn
One crazy stamper October: halloween or fall
Gingerloft 27: halloween or fall
Deep ocean 10: fall colours
Creative sketches: CS52C: fall colours
Crop stop 41: falling leaves
Pals paper arts 115: fall/thanksgiving
Fussy & fancy: fall or halloween
Wags n whiskers 65: fall colours
Basic Grey 55: Autumn/fall/halloween (the die cut circle is BG paper)
Rainbow lady 174: falling leaves
Stamp, scrap & doodle: falling for you anything with leaves
Kaboodle 88: let's see those leaves
Sisterhood of crafters: birthday celebrations
Creatalicious 27: distress your edges
Allways something creative: brown, orange, distressed
Stamptacular 134: you choose