Monday, August 21, 2017

Simon Says: ATC's on the Monday Challenge










Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page



This week we are challenging you to
Make An Artist Trading Card 
Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" x 3.5".

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Don't forget to pop by to see what Simona and the rest of the DT have made, awesome eye candy!! ;-)

I made a set of ATC's using a selection of the new Tim Holtz  Distress Oxide Inks and a new Simon Says Stamp 'You're A Star' Craft Die

I started by pieces of watercolour paper into Salty Ocean, Black Soot and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink and when they were dry I sewed around the edges.


next came the fiddly bits. I die cut the 'You're A Star' out of the middle. I then used a Falling Star Stencil, white embossing paste and a sprinkling of glitter over the top


I then die cut again using black yardstick and popped all of the pieces in. I made 12 of these so after about 5 I was wishing that I had just glued the sentiment onto the top ;-)


I used silver and white glitter for the stars, very sparkly irl ;-)


and I added a few silver star sequins 



Thanks for looking! I hope you will all join in and have as much fun as we did making these little arty miniatures :-)

So now it's YOUR turn to get creating!

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You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

Challenges:
Creative Artiste.  Anything Mixed Media Goes 
Just Add Ink.  Just Add Stencils 
4 Crafty Chicks.  Sequins 


Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Simon Says Stamp #100 Black Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp #100 Black Card Stock
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads Set 2
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads Set 2
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Scotch ATG Tape Glider
Scotch ATG Tape Glider
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Hero Arts Prisma Sparkle Glitter
Hero Arts Prisma Sparkle Glitter
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Ranger White Texture Paste
Ranger White Texture Paste
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Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
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Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
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Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Stencil
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Simon Says You're A Star Craft Die
Simon Says You're A Star Craft Die
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Pretty Pink Posh Mini Silver Star Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh Mini Silver Star Sequins
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

17 comments:

Catherine said...

I love your cards, Lols. The backgrounds are so pretty and the simple design is perfect. Love them!

Cathie ♥

simo said...

Sparkling beautiful ATCs Lols!!! Love the colors used and the details...lots of hugs, my friend! ❤ Simona

Maura Hibbitts said...

These are beautiful Lols!! Love the gorgeous background, and the sewing is divine!! hugs, Maura

Redanne said...

Oh my, Lols, you have created THE most gorgeous backgrounds - wow! Your cards are stunning!! Hugs, Anne xx

Linda Kunsman said...

perfect background and colors for the star theme-brilliant!

Wanda Hentges said...

Wonderful!!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice cards thanks for sharing!!!!

Macarena said...

Oh yeah! It's so hard to make only one ATC, right? I couldn's limit myself neither. I love your set. The oxides you combined here are amazing, great mix of deep blue and purple. The embossed stars are so sweet! Can't wait to see it in real <3 Hugs, Marzena

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful ATCs, Lols. The colors on the background are fantastic! :)

butterfly said...

Fabulous inky backgrounds, and I love the stitched borders and little touches of glitter.
Alison x

Anna-Karin said...

These are so pretty Lols! I love the fine stitched border and the glittery stars, and everything else.

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

The photo does not give justice to how amazing are these ATC. One of these just reached my home and it makes my heart melt.
I love you Lorraine, you are a constant reminder of how beautiful people are. <3

Emma Williams said...

As a proud owner of one of these cards, I can honestly say...they are just beautiful and something I will treasure forever! The sentiment is perfect and when you see them in real life, they are just full of sparkle and shine! I LOVE them Lols and thank you so much for thinking of me and for your love... <3

Kath Stewart said...

yeah...how lucky am I that one of these beauties arrived in the mail yesterday and wow it's even more gorgeous in real life...thank you so much...hugs kath xxx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

These are so lovely! My friends and I would always tell each other that we were stars when we were in high school (whether or not it was true :) so I really love this sentiment. The backgrounds you created look incredible and match the star-theme brilliantly!

Sandra said...

These are so fun, Lols! I received mine today! Thanks so much! In real live it's even prettier! The background is amazing and love the black touches like the die cut and the stitching! Hugs, Sandra

Barbara Schiassi said...

I agree with Zoey! The photo does not give justice to your fabulous Atc's! I've received mine during my holidays and I found it yesterday! Love love love every single detail, colors, words and the stars are fantastic! Thank so much Lorraine... you're a star! Barbara