Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Candy Cane Wishes

Happy Wednesday everyone, hope you're having a great day.  At least it's dry in my little bit of Cornwall at the moment, although quite breezy and a tad chilly.  This morning I ordered some Christmas gifts online and it's got me into the festive mood, just as well really as I have to 'get a wiggle on' if I'm not going to end up in a made frenzy of cardmaking in order to get all my Christmas cards made in time.

Today the project I'm sharing with you is the last of the ATCs I created whilst crafting with my pal Kathy and using her stash.  Given my mood today and as it's a Christmas themed ATC, I thought I'd post it up today.

I first created a background using Distress Inks - I used Barn Door and Festive Berries, applied with a brush.  I then overstamped with the same DIs using a couple of Kathy's stamps (not sure of the manufacturer of the 'sequin waste' stamp but I'm sure Kathy will enlighten me when she reads this !). 

Finally adding the fab Candy Cane image from a set of Christmas stamps from Inkadinkado - which both Kathy and I bought a couple of years ago - stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The sentiment is from another set of stamps in Kathy's stash. 

I then stamped a sweet little banner in the same DI using a stamp from a great set by Penny Black, in the top left corner.  I stamped this again on another scrap of card, cut it out and attached over the first impression using foam pads. 

As a finishing touch I added Plantinum Stickles on the stripes on the candy cane and on the small banner, with a little Glossy Accents over the bauble on the banner.  Unfortunately in the pic the pattern on the bauble is lost under the GA but can be seen IRL.

A while ago I used to make quite a few ATCs but in recent times haven't made any.  I have been busy making a set of five to send off for a swap and I thoroughly enjoyed working on this smaller area so may get back into making a few more.  I'm sure there must be lots of ATC challenges in Blogland that I could enter, a little online research is called for I think - unless any of my lovely readers can point me in the right direction !

That's it from me today, hope you enjoyed your visit.  I'll be sharing my DT card for the new Cute Card Thursday Challenge with you tomorrow, but for now......Keep on Crafting....


Kathyk said...

And it is super duper Wynneth. Hope you had a good trip today - say Hi to Sir AofS for us - give him our best Skype wave!!


Annie said...

lots of interest on such a small scale, and love the sparkly touches.
hugs, annie x