Thursday, 8 July 2010

The Stamp Man ATC Swap

These are my ATCs for The Stamp Man ATC Swap.   Well, three of them are anyway.  I got a bit carried away and made a a couple of extras.  This month's theme is "wings".

Unfortunately the photos don't show up the shimmeriness (is that a word?)

I made the background using Starburst Sprays, with Papermania Vinyls as masks.

I then stamped the backgrounds in distress inks and the flowers in black archival ink.  I also stamped the dragonflies directly onto the ATCs because I am lazy and didn't want to cut out the legs. (Well, I tried, but they kept falling off!)

Next, I stamped the  dragonflies onto white card using black archival ink and coloured them with watercolour pencils.  I added highlights using white and glitter gel pens.  I stamped the wings separately onto some shimmery cellophane , cut them out and stuck them on.  I attached the dragonflies to the ATCs, curved the wings and put some foam pads under the wings for a 3D effect.







15 comments:

Cazro said...

Stunning, they are so vibrant, wonderful technique. Again I am inspired. Love all the colours.

Aisling said...

Love them! I'm also thinking of participating. Let's hope I'll receive one of yours!

Dragon said...

Well these are simply stunning!!! I love them all, and such detail
Thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time
Frankie
xx

Deedles said...

I love them. I am very fond of dragonflies and I know exactly what you mean about the legs falling off-lol.

Debbie Dolphin said...

they are all so stunning and I love the colours
Thanks for playing along
love Debbie xx

Lizzybobs said...

Fabulous work love the colours and that is one of my fav dragonfly stamps ((HUG))Liz

Kay Griffin said...

All gorgeous ATCs, Sian. x

Tracey said...

These are gorgeous, very striking!

Hugs
Tracey
x

Lisa said...

Wow, wow, wow, beautiful!!!!! Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man ATC swap.

Lisa said...

Wow, wow, wow, beautiful!!!!! Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Man ATC swap.

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous ATCs - now this is my type of artwork - absolutely love them!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

These are gorgeous. I love your work, really beautiful.

Zoechaos said...

WOW these are wonderful.

Larisa said...

They are cute!!! Would you like to swap? I love the dragonflies so much!!! )))

Jinny Holt said...

These are just stunning ...love dragonflies x