Sunday 22 March 2015

Swap time again!

Another Sunday with more than one post ;-)!  Just scroll down if you missed the first one.

This week we've swapped our second lot of tags and ATCs in our little group of crafters but I don't have my swaps yet.... they're on their way ;-)!  I can't really give any details on what I did with these because I forgot to make some notes and I've slept a few times since I made them, lol!  The theme this time was birds and as I have quite a few bird images it was a bit difficult to choose which to use.


I obviously applied colour to my craft mat and spritzed liberally with water before swiping the tag through but for the life of me I can't remember what medium I used, lol!  Possibly it was Fibralo pens???  The image is a Chocolate Baroque one.

Same background technique with some stencilling and stamping on top.  The main bird image is a Stampendous one and one of my favourites.  The lattice die cuts, etc., are bits left from a previous project.


I found a couple of Stampbord ATCs that I had played about with a few years ago just as backgrounds so decided to be good and use them.

 I sanded a lot of the background off before stamping the PaperArtsy owl.  I masked him off and stamped the Inkylicious trees and then added all the colouring and did a bit of scratchwork.  Love doing that on Stampbord!  I then added microbeads all around the edges.

I sanded this one right back before stamping with Watering Can Archival (wish I'd used black now) and clear embossing.  I did some scratchwork with lots of it in each corner and I think I edged with a Krylon pen.

I hope the recipients like them and now it's time to get on with the next swap offerings.

Lesley  Xx


massofhair said...

Stampboard is such a fab medium to play on, your ATC's are beautiful Lesley. Your tags are so pretty, the die cut looks like a fence for the bird to perch on.

Am sure all your swaps will be loved and treasured:-) xxx

Jenny Marples said...

Those backgrounds are all gorgeous Lesley and I love your choice of stamping for each of the tags and ATCs. Jenny x

veronica said...

love these Lesley - that Choc Baroque bird stamp is still one of my favourites

Hazel Agnew said...

You are on form and smokin! Lesley! Adore the backgrounds! Xx

Kirsten said...

These are fantastic! I love the stampbord ATCs, but they're all gorgeous.

Julie Lee said...

Oh, these are gorgeous, Lesley! Lucky person who receives these! xx

Helen said...

Great tags and atcs! they all look fab, and whoever gets one will be so happy.

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful pieces x

sam21ski said...

And in the flesh they are even more lovely than ever xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Gorgeous tags and ATC's Lesley, someone is going to be lucky receiving these.

Sue xx