Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Think monday, thank atc


I haven't taken part in TMTA for ages, but the theme this week is photo stamps. I love photo stamps. I usually use versafine on smooth (but not glossy card). versafine will not dry on glossy card, and although ranger archival is great, and does dry on glossy card, it's just much more hard work. I find it takes longer to get the stamp inked properly and I just don't quite like it as much. plus I love versafine grey so I had to find a way to use it.

this time however I was a bit more brave. inspired by Jo, I dug out one of the two pieces of stampbord (thanks shaz) that have been sitting in my drawer for ages, and decided not to be afraid of them any more, and have a go.

This ATC is the result. I have used distress inks for the colour and versafine for the black. I used a nail file to distress the edges, and scratched into the stampbord with my piercing tool.

The words and the circles are rub ons (thanks jo) and everything else is Inka stamps. you can click on the image for a larger picture.

hope you like it, please remember this is the first time I have EVER used stampbord, lol

21 comments:

  1. Well thats something else mastered quickly! Looks great- isnt it gorgeous to work onto.

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  2. Fabulous ATC, love the colours and a great background

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  3. It looks great Joanne - love the scratchings

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  4. Wow this is really stunning. Adorable stamp.

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  5. How beautiful, love the colours.

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  6. I love stampord too, I'm a fan, and this is gorgeous, you've made a beautiful ATC with it. love it.

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  7. well cool - you're a whizz at the stampboard already!!!!

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  8. Great atc Joanne! Love that stamp and the elements you combined it with

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  9. This is fabulous! Never thought of using a nail file for a distressed look. Thanks for the advice!

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  10. Great ATC, Joanne. You've inspired me to pull out my yet unused Stampboard!

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  11. Excellent ATC, Joanne! beautiful colour palette, and so elegant!

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  12. Joanne...this is adorable and stampbord is so fun to play with. By the way, great pic of you in your avatar :o)

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  13. Great effect … The chubby little guy looks great in blue! :)

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  14. This is beautiful, the scratchings are great, really add texture. Got to love grey Versafine!

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!