Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Contributions!

Hello everyone,

Here are my two contributions for the Art Nouveau dare:

Embossed chipboard/paper backgrounds, images from Lunagirl, coloured peelcraft, Collections frames, inks, stamps, flowers. Art Nouveau fonts downloaded free from the internet.

looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
TFL Lisa :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

ATC Dare # 11 - Art Nouveau

Hello everyone, sorry better late than never but finally I am posting the new dare! We are very excited with this theme and are looking forward to seeing all your creations.

This month we decided on ART NOUVEAU which is a great theme with several interpretations. You can find many images online to view and get ideas, Lianne and Nickie have made their take of the dare and mine will follow shortly.

Ok, so you have until Sunday 4th October to post your dare in the Art Room in the folder named

'ATC Dare # 11'

Here is Lianne's take:

and here is Nickie's take:

Monday, August 31, 2009

A Winner for Dare #10

Hi everyone,

Have just drawn the winner for the ATC Dare #10!

Here is the list of names and assigned numbers:

Sue #4

Lilli #1

Barbara #3

Dana #2

Karen #5

OK, here is the random generator draw:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-08-31 23:10:11 UTC

So this makes our winner this month SUE!!! congrats Sue, thanks for playing, will be posting the next dare a little later its a goodie so keep watch.

Here is Sue's take on the 'Metals' Dare:

and here is the prize, some metals, chipboard and two awesome sheets by Lisa's Altered Art.

Thanks, Lisa

Thursday, August 6, 2009

ATC Dare # 10 - Get Crazy with Metals

Hello everyone, we have a great dare in store for you all this month, metals, metals and more metals! Come on get crazy and show us how creative you can be with various types of metals, trinkets, charms, foils, metal embellishments and more....

Ok, here's the thing...You have to use some types of metals or 'metal look' on your ATC for around 80% of your card. For the other 20% you can use whatever products you like i.e papers, pictures, embellishments etc

Myself and the girls have come up with some ideas to help inspire you and show you an example, here they are:

(I'm pretty sure we have all used alcohol inks for colouring too)

Nickie's take:
Nickie has used chipboard, inks, embossed impressions, mirror embellishment and vintage pictures to add gorgeous charm and a beautiful soft array of colours.

My Take:
Using some old metal rim embellishments, I've covered with paper, added charms from Artgirlz and used metal on the back which I've embossed on the cuttlebug and coloured with alcohol ink. Also used were bronze metallic rub ons.

Lianne's take:
Lianne has embossed her background on the cuttlebug, coloured I presume with alcohol inks, wired a little metal fence, and hand made metal flowers using punches for a fabulous effect.

The colours are just stunning in this one.

Ok, so hope they give you a head start of inspiration.

Please upload your completed ATC to the Art Room under the folder ATC Dares # 10 by Friday 4th September 09 to be in the draw for a cool prize. You can also follow the threads in the Forum HERE plus check out out forum ATC swaps while your there!

Can't wait to see all your creations


Friday, July 31, 2009

We have a winner for ATC Dare #9!

Hi everyone, well late as usual but I have finally drawn the winner for our latest dare 'Favourite Quotes'!

You can follow the thread on our forum but the winner for last month's dare went too:

Lilli...!!! Congratulations Lilli well done, you have scored yourself the following prize.

Here is Lilli's take on the challenge, an adorable little ATC

Here is the prize, an awesome little set of background stamps...

Autumn Leaves Stampology, 4 Clear Stamps, Block Stamps 2

Also check out the latest ATC swap that Anya is running in the forum NOW, don't miss out on putting your name down for this one, its going to be a goodie...

Colours of the Rainbow! Pick from what colours are left available, you will end up receiving a set of 10 cards with all different colours. I have chosen 'INDIGO' looking forward to working on these. Go over to the forum now to see if their are any spaces left.

Keep watch I'll be posting the next dare over the weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lianne has another Contribution

Hello once again! Lianne has done another awesome contribution to share, a adorable little house. Here it is:

Hope your ATC's are starting to come along! Looking forward to seeing some in the Art Room.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lianne's Contribution

Hi everyone,

As promised, here is Lianne's contribution to the Favourite Quotes Dare!

Lianne has been very creative and etched her quote into a layer of Gesso then rubbed paint over in layers. This is very effective and something completely different.

Thanks for a great inspiring card Lianne!

Monday, June 22, 2009

ATC Dare #9 - Favourite Quotes!

Hello again, yes I am late once again but finally got my example ATC finished last night.

Thanks to all those that have joined in to ATC dares in the past few months! This time we decided to make it easy for you. You basically can do anything you want this month, the only catch is you have to have at least 'one' favourite quote on your ATC somewhere.

You have one month to complete this dare so you have plenty of time. Please remember to upload your finished ATC to the ATC Dare #9-Favourite Quotes Folder in the ART ROOM by Tuesday 21st July 2009.

You will also find a thread in the forum if you want to show anyone your ATC or talk about it.

Lianne is still working on her contribution but in the meantime hopefully Nickie and I can inspire you with ours!!

Here is Nickies......she has a gorgeous image in the background with a fabulous 2Crafty chipboard window embossed and popped up over her image. She has also added a Collections butterfly, sprayed roses and quote, isn't is just adorable?

Here is my example, I decided to add an additional piece to my ATC to fit in the quote. The main body of the ATC is the required measurement. I have double stamped the background with music and tape measure stamps, stamped the background for the corset with an dictionary print and stamped the corset. I have also added some german scrap coloured with alcohol inks along the top edge. I couldn't quite fit the quote in how I hoped, trust me to pick a long one!!

Thanks for looking, good luck with your ATC's and I'll be back to add Lianne's ATC very soon.

Feel free to leave a comment!

thanks, Lisa :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Winner picked for 'Places' Dare!

Hi Girls,

Sorry better late than ever. Wow what a full on week with phone calls coming through with weekend pass holders for Senz ringing to book their classes, the phone in the shop has been a hotline!

We have some really cool new products that can be used on your ATC's instore now. A fabulous range from Collections Elements, not just the new products but still some older goodies too. Some awesome coloured metal sheets from 10 Seconds Studio, fabulous for ATC's, can be embossed, coloured with alcohol inks etc. I'll have to make up a sample to show you, you will love it! Don't know anyone else in NZ that stocks this either. They also have some stunning embossing moulds which I'm going to bring in also.

Nickie our contributor has made up a stunning project that she is displaying as a sample in the shop, will have to photograph it tomorrow to show, its absolutely gorgeous!

Ok, I have been on the random number generator and here is the list I prepared:

3 - Dianne
1 - Sonya
4 - Daffyscrapper
2 - Dana
5 - Lilli

Here are the results:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-06-16 09:47:59 UTC

So, it seems the winner this month is SONYA!.....yay way to go Sonya.

Really loved all the ATC's thanks girls for amazing work once again, really liked the movement in yours too Sonya, I would never have thought of adding the clock hands, too cool plus I like how you have used the postage stamp edging!

here is Sonya's ATC

Sonya you have this small prize coming you way to say thanks! Congratulations

We have decided on the next topic, a pretty easy one this month you won't have to think too much! Stay posted because tomorrow we will upload the next dare!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Our Contributions!

Hi everyone, sorry its taken so long but finally here are our contributions (I held things up a bit with finishing mine off!)

First of all I'll start of with Nickie's as she finished her's first. I love this, she has used these adorable new little rose buds we just got instore, take a look:


and here is Lianne's. She has used loads of techniques on this one including stitching and glazing over map for her background, then cracked it, what an awesome effect!


and finally here is mine. A bit of a weird one I must say. I like to make ATC's outside the square so to speak but a real pain when it can't fit into a folder! My background measurement is measured around the perimeter if the chipboard background. Images sourced off the internet and resized etc. Originally I had a plan to use my new Hero Arts Russian Doll stamps but couldn't find where I put them! Typical

I used German Scrap strips for the background and had to resort to Peelcraft for the to tie it together.

I did not know Russia was such a beautiful place until I started looking up images of the cities etc, I really enjoyed the exercise.


Thanks for looking, hope you are all busy working on your take on this dare! :)