Friday, 15 February 2013

ATC Swap

I recently joined in with the Chocolate Baroque ATC swap.
Up until now I've been a bit daunted by how small they are!

January's theme was 
No 13.

 I used Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings Dies with the Mini Openings.
I then embossed with Brick effect folder.  Aded Distress Inks and stamped flourishes and flowers from Butterfly Flourish Swirls and Pretty Poppies. Black cat is from Howling Moon set. Stamped trees in the background from Clear Treescapes and text from Home Sweet Home.

The theme for February is 
Keys and Locks.

I blended different Distress inks for the background and used Archival Sepia for the text.
Stamped and embossed key and lock from Key to My Dreams set and coloured with Distress Markers.

Looking forward to receiving my swap!

February Quintiles - Valentines Day

It's time for me to send off this months Quintiles.
Over at Chocolate Baroque we have a monthly swap and this month the theme is Valentines Day.

For my first tile I blended Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks and spritzed with water/mica.
I then stamped the flourishes from Curly Birds in Victorian Velvet. (Covered my joins with some Candi!)
Stamped and embossed Hearts - not sure which set these are from as I got the stamp in a goody bag.
Stamped "Beauty" from Artistics Expressions

For my second tile I blended Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. I then stamped one of the background stamps from Dusky Damask in Aged Mahogany DI.
I die cut a heart and blended inks again, stamped with Curly Birds (their tails are lovely flourishes!).
Sentiment is from Weekend in Venice stamps (discontinued?)
Added a heart charm.

Sorry for quality of photos, light is quite poor. Should have taken them earlier when it was beautiful and sunny!

Would also like to enter this into Sincerely Yours Creations Valentine / Love

Bye for now