Saturday 8 March 2014

Spring Time

Well it is certainly a lovely day this morning. I actually got down onto the allotment and planted my first Garlic bulb out - after re-weeding the onion bed that it was to be planted into. It was absolutely lovely and I wish I had more time to spend down on the allotment - but unfortunately I have things to do around the house today (and these lovely ATC creations to finish making for the competitions).

So here are my recent ATC makes - all based on 'Spring Time' and using peel-offs for the main part of the card.

A floral peel off and a clock peel off were lightly stuck onto white card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Forest Moss was stamped onto acetate and then, using water and a paintbrush, the peel offs were painted over - creating a watercolour like effect. Once the ink had dried the peel offs were removed from the card, leaving a white outline of the image within the inked area. These were trimmed down separately and stuck to a pink card base from papermania cardstock. SPRING was written in biro above the clock to finish the ATC.


This time the clock peel off was stuck to the bottom edge of a cream card base. Using the acetate to create a straight line the ink was painted over the peel off. The peel off was moved and this was repeated, and then moved and repeated again. This left three clock outlines in the ink, as a border along the bottom of the card. Then a green glitter ribbon was added along the bottom, and the bottom edge trimmed with fancy scissors. Another piece of the ribbon was added above the clocks, but with the reverse side showing for a different effect. The flower peel off was again placed gently onto white cardstock, and painted with the ink, before being removed. This was trimmed into a rectangle and layered onto a rectangle of pink card, and then placed on the card base. A 'Just for you' sentiment was added and a pearl stuck to the centre of the sentiment flower to finish off the card.

This ATC will be entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Tick Tock
SOS - 3-2-1  (3 colours - 2 images - 1 pearl)
CRAFT - Female
aud senitments - For A Girl
A Creative Romance - BINGO  (Pink, Flowers, Pearls)
Catch the Bug - Sketch


This slightly more complex card used a white card base, which was covered with a patterned paper (free with Homemade magazine). A square was cut from this same paper, and added to the centre of the card - reversed to show the dotty side of the paper. The original peel offs were stuck firmly onto white card and trimmed. This was layered onto pink cardstock. The peel offs were coloured in using Aqua Promarkers in Rose Carmine, Fern Green, Celery, Straw Yellow and Flame Red. Spots of Flame Red and Royal Purple were placed in the corners, and blended to create a watercolour border. This layer was added over the centre of the spotty diamond. A Blitter flower was added to the top right, and a layered paper flower with two pale Blitter flowers were added to the bottom left to finish the card.

This ATC is being entered into the following challenges:
Country View - Paper Chase
SweetSketchWed - Daisy Sketch
CraftingbyDesigns - Anything Goes
Papertake Challenge - Make your own Flowers
Promarker - Flowers

Hugz Tinz


  1. Wow, you have been busy! Pretty! Thanks for sharing your work with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  2. I plant my garlic in Oct/Nov.. I love garlic. Nice projects. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our any girl sentiments challenge.

  3. Very pretty!
    Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  4. What fun techniques. Love both of your cards. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW2

  5. Fabulous techniques! A Great way to use up old peel offs! fab! Thanks for sharing in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafting by Designs this month!
    Mo dt xxx
    Be sure to link up to the LOC Anything Goes Challenge this month for some fabulous prizes too -

  6. Thanks for sharing your stenciling technique and for joining us at SSW2.

  7. Beautiful cards. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week. Marlene DT

  8. Great cards, Thanks for sharing your technique and joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  9. Great ATC, I love how the crisp white lines on your flower really pop. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  10. What lovely ATCs - great images and such pretty colours.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Papertake Weekly.


  11. These are wonderful ATCs! What fabulous techniques too. I've used those peel-offs, you've inspired me to pull them out and use 'em again. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  12. These look fab. It just shows how versatile peel offs can be. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  13. what a beautiful and clever way to use those fun peel offs! BRILLIANT! great take on our 3-2-1 challenge, as well! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us! ♥

  14. Such a clever way to use your peel offs! Thank you for sharing your lovely ATCs with us at Country View Challenges this month. Jennie


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