Friday, September 18, 2015

Blog Hop ATC winners.. (personal ATCs of mine)

First of all I would love to thank everyone who stopped by and/or commented on my blog post during the hop.  You and your time were appreciated!!  The following are winners of ATCs from the Sin City Blog Hop post.  Please contact me via Facebook (Tamiko McCurry) or DM me under @mekofosho on Twitter to claim your ATC!!  Thanks again for commenting!

Beautiful right from the base painting to the sayings. I have watercolor pencils (not inktense :( ) and never thought to make a pallet. My amateurism is showing again, HA!
I loved the first two stamps for their simplicity and the girl stamp looks like fun. As usual, your coor choices are FABULOSO!

I LOVE them, those girl stamps are the best!!! You did a wonderful job on these the colors, texture very part of them is awesome. And as much as I LOVE those atc stamps (especially the owl one LOL) I know I won't win (Looking around to see if Jean has been here yet...) I just don't have that kind of luck, but I think you guys did an awesome job. I do have to say I love yours best!!

Meko, your cards are phenomenal. The background colors are yummy. You did a wonderful job with the tutorial and your cards are to die for. Love them.

Your Atc's are so bright and cheerful. Love the colours you used with those wonderful stamps. Fabulous sparkle and textures. Off to hop..

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sin City Stamp- ATC Blog Hop

Our design team over at Sin City Stamps is having a Blog Hop! Woo Hoo!

IF you started here - please CLICK here

Each designer will make a set of  Artist Trading Cards (ATC)

ATCs are miniature works of art that measure 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.  To be honest they are meant to be traded, but if sold, they should referred to as Art Card Edition Originals (ACEOs).  We are very excited to exchange out ATC creations with you and one lucky winner will get an opportunity to win one of the ATC background stamps!! :: squeals eeeee::

How to win the ATC Artist Info Stamps from Sin City Stamps:

  1. Stop by each blog and leave a comment.
  2. Stop back by the Main Sin City Blog Post and leave a comment saying which ATC Artist Info stamp you would like to win.
  3. Stop by the Sin City Stamps Facebook Page and like it!
  4. Subscribe to the Sin City Stamps YouTube Channel, so you will not miss any of our how  to videos.

  Here are my ATC Creations..

I had such a ball creating these ATCs.  I try to put a little bit of me in each one I do. I love bright colors, texture and quotes.  I hope you enjoy them.  I also will be giving my four ATCs away to those who leave a comment below. My winners will be posted on 18th of September, 2015.

Okie doke, let us begin!

The supplies I used to create my ATCs are:

Sin City Stamps- Just Us Girls by Terri Sproul
Sin City Stamps- Peeking Owl by Michelle Cummings
Sin City Stamps- Flourish by Michelle Cummings
Artistcellar- Chakra Series Pocket Stencils
Dylusions Paints
Deco Art- White Gesso
Faber Castel- Glass Bead Glitter
Cardboard (cut to ATC size)
Book paper
Strathesmore Mixed Media Paper 400 series
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Pentel Waterbrush
Deco Art- Acrylic paint
Archival Ink Pad
Helmar- 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar- Craft and Hobby PVA Glue
Blingy goodness
Quotes on paper

I took my card that was cut to size and covered it with book paper, then gesso.

I swished the 3 colors of paint around with a dry brush on each card.  I originally show only three, I later decided to do a fourth card.  ATCs are so addictive!!

I then took a couple of stencils and pounces some acrylic lightly on each them.

Don't forget to sometimes stencils off the side of the card.

Then I mixed some dylusions paint with glass bead glitter gel. It does not sparkle nearly as much as when you add gelatos (which are uber transparent).  I like it though!  Don't forget to allow drying time!

I took my inktense pencils and colored some images to layer on top!  I always scribble color on the side and apply with a waterbrush, thats the best way to avoid lines in my coloring.

Adhered the images with my  450 adhesive and added blingy goodness!

Flipped over to the backs of the cards and painted them all white so the artist stamp and its info would be legible.  Let Dry!

Stamped with archival ink and filled out the information.

Added quotes I typed out and cut to place on ATCs. Adhered them with a little PVA Craft glue. Then I framed the wording with a black pen.  Here are a few close ups

 Stand up for what's right even if you stand alone

She's bright like glitter and bubbly like champagne.

 Don't let anyone EVER dull your Sparkle

 Seek respect not attention, it lasts longer. 

If you started here, go to the MAIN PAGE on the Sin City Blog found HERE so you can have a opportunity to visit all my talented design team sisters.  Thank you for hopping by!!

Psssst, don't forget to follow my blog, to see all the cool things I am up to!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Today I created a few fun tags for you with the faces from the  Madame by Madeline  stamp plate by Sin City Stamps.  The tag is full of texture and color.  to see the full post and finished pictures, click here.

To create the tags I used the following:

Sin City Stamps-  Madame by Madeline Faiella 
Manilla tags
Tim Holtz's Stencil-  Doily Lace Pattern
Deco Art- Gesso and Modeling Paste
Derwent- Inktense pencils
Caran D'Ache- Neocolors II
Pentel- Waterbrush
Helmar- PVA Glue and 450 Quick Dry
cardboard, embellishments and scissors

Thanks for stopping by!!