I'm popping in today to post last month's ATC swaps before it's time to share this month's! I just don't know where my time disappears to. You would think with all activities cancelled and lockdown restrictions I would have oodles of spare time right now but it just isn't the case. Perhaps I have gotten used to the slower pace of life this weird episode in our lives has produced....I'm actually quite enjoying it. I think that looking to the future I will try to cut back on the things I once did and got involved in.
Anyway...here's my set of Family themed ATC's for the monthly swap at Charmed Cards & Crafts Facebook Group.
The background was created using acrylic paints and a brayer, when this was dry I randomly dabbed white paint using a natural sponge. I used texture paste and a stencil for some dimension and then added some stamping. The heart was cut using a Marianne Designs Die and then cut again using an Xcut Jigsaw Die. I inked and heat embossed it to give a glossy look. While piecing the jigsaw parts together I lifted two up on foam pads and stuck the other two flat to add even more interest and dimension to my ATC. Finally the word 'family' was added across the heart, this was a set of metal brads that I have had in my stash for about 10 years - who ever said being a hoarder didn't come in useful? lol.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Craft Cottage - #137 Happy Valentines / Love
Moving Along with the Times - #127 Valentines / Love
More Mixed Media - Feb ATG with Optional them - Red
Crafty Galz Corner - #216 Add a Heart
Double D Challenges - Anything with a Heart
Thanks for joining me here today.
It's beautifully sunny here today, the washing is blowing on the line... small things make me happy :)
I hope you're enjoying your day too.