I hope this finds you all enjoying your weekend.
Haven't accomplished much today ... I've somehow managed to catch the EM's cold now that he's got over it - as if having tortuous trotters wasn't enough!
So this is just a quick share this evening.
Just another ATC using one of those inky backgrounds I did earlier this week. On this one there's a mix of all three of the Tim Holtz distress inks, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemonade.
The stamps are a mix of Lavinia Stamps (the spider web, trees, toadstools), Kanban (the foliage, grass birds) and Tim Holtz (sentiment).
The inks are also from a variety of sources - mainly Papermania ink cubes and Memento. I'm still practicing the technique of inking a stamp up with more than one colour, e.g. I inked the spider web stamp with brown for the tree trunks, green for the branches and grey for the spider web. I've found it easier to do this if the ink pads are small - either cubes or cat's eye shaped - that way I can dab the chosen area of the stamp with the corner of the pad.
To make the spider web twinkle, I've used a Versamark pen and silver mica powder (Crafty Notions) - bad photo but you can see the sheen on this view.
I've always considered ATCs more of a challenge than any other thing I've tried and creating a scene from an inky background the most challenging of all, but it's proving to be fun trying :)
I hardly dare mention the weather - it's been good today, again! In fact, the EM had to get the hosepipe out and water the garden!!!
Right, I'm off to settle down with a cuppa and Lewis, then it will be an early bed for me tonight, dosed up with a couple of cold remedy tablets ... never let it be said I don't know how to live :))
Crafty hugs to you all,