Monday, 10 July 2017

Happy Little Stampers ATC challenge .....

Happy Monday evening to you ......

And what a great start to the week.  We're celebrating hubby's birthday today .... well actually we've been celebrating all weekend but we won't go there!!!

Happy Birthday hun .........

It's also time to get this month's Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge underway.

I'm pleased to say we had such a good response to the launch of this challenge last month.  I'm glad you all love creating these miniature works of art.
ATC's, or Artist Trading Cards, are so much fun to make, whether it be a one off ...... a whole collection or a simple set of 2 or three.  Why not join in the fun this month.

July's theme is ....... ANIMALS

Here's this month's set of three .......

All three of them have Distress Oxide ink backgrounds. I simply smooshed the inks directly onto the card and then spritzed with water to blend the colours together

Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber on the first one ......

I stamped the zebras first on this one, before any smooshing, and painted over them with masking fluid. Once it was dry, then I smooshed the colour on ......

The masking fluid simply rubs aways leaving what's underneath free from colour ......

I used more Distress Oxides to add a touch of colour to just one of the zebras.

How cute is this little guy on my second one .....

Background done in the same way ...... Peeled Paint and Cracked Pistachio this time and then I stamped my little frog

Added a bit of foliage around him and used one of the Prima Art Alchemy paints - Fairy Wings from the Sparks range, to colour him in

The words were stamped and clear embossed to finish off.  I don't know about you but I've kissed a few frogs in my time before I finally found my prince!

Last but not least ..... a grey hare (I've got a few of those too!!)

In fact they're all over the house. Here's the two most recent additions to the family .....

So what are your favourite animals?  Can't wait to see what shows up in the gallery this month.

Thanks for popping by..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time .......


  1. A fabulous trio of animal ATCs. The distress oxide backgrounds look amazing. I'm particularly taken by the zebra with colour, neat idea.

  2. Love your creations, especially the hare and those new cushions are fabulous! Anne xx

  3. don't you love the oxide inks for backgrounds. Love your ATC's

  4. I just LOVE that one coloured Zebra. What a brilliant collection you created! Happy Birthday to hubby too xx

  5. What a awesome ATCs.
    Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS ATC DT


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