Friday, 8 August 2008

Fab Friday Challenge - the return

It's back, I've cheated and used cards I was making at the weekend, but I like them so thought it would be nice to share them with you all whilst incorporating the challenge.


The challenge is to highlight an element on your ATC. I have created my cards using spritzer inks and stencils. Spray the inks directly through the stencil, then pick up the ink from the stencil with another card, thereby creating two gorgeous backgrounds with one application. I have then stamped directly on the card with my
mysterious lady stamp. The part highlighted is her face, which I created by stamping onto a piece of white (or cream) card, and cutting out the face. I added a little ink so the card wasn't to stark, and attached this over the face on my ATC. This allows the face to stand out from the rest of the stamped image and card, therefore highlighting it. You can try this with your stamps, try highlighting an element of your card by framing it, or adding a clear epoxy sticker to an area. It's up to you how you wish to highlight your chosen element, I look forward to seeing your creations - it's been ages!

The stamp I have used is by Creative Expressions and the reference is oasis1117F

The spritzers are from Crafty Notions (available direct or from Topaz), I used the ones that have a fabulous pearlescent sheen, combined with a bright and vibrant colour. Lovely.

The templates are doodle templates, again from Topaz or Crafty Notions. They are great as they have so many different elements you can use to create a variety of looks. I love working with things that are over sized for your ATC, this makes you look at the project differently. Try working with the stencils you have for making great backgrounds. A shameless plug, but I have done this technique in my book - obviously worth looking at (haha!!).


sharon said...

Leonie I've missed you!!!! But it's been great watching you on QVC this week. I got the 1st item from Tuesday's show today with the album and printed cards etc. It's gorgeous - can't wait to get started. Will be back with the challenge when I've come up with something!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leonie,
Welcome back! I live in London but occasionally stay in Canterbury and last time I was there I stumbled across the most amazing arts/craft shop, right around the corner from my hotel. It's called Chromos and it's at 77 Stour Street. It's tucked away just off the High Street right beside the Abode Hotel. It's a real Aladdin's Cave and well worth a visit... Looking forward to getting your book - I was one of the lucky ones on QVC last week. :o)

daisy said...

It was lovely to meet you on Saturday :o)

Here is my ATC for this week's challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hi again Leonie,
I particularly love your ATCs on this entry and wanted to try something similar, but I've had no luck tracking down the Creative Expressions Persia stamp - any idea where it can be found? Also, the words you used on the ATCs - I presume they're stamps too - can you tell us where are these from please?!
Julie :o)

Carolyn said...

Stunning samples Leonie.

My attempt is now on my blog at

Great to be taking part in the challenges again.

sharon said...

Sorry I'm late this week - camera problems! Highlight

Leonie pujol said...

Hi Ladies,

I wrote a long old reply, then forgot to post it!!!

This one will be quicker. I've discovered the craft shop Jools, been good so far and just bought a pencil and pad (supposed to be learning how to draw - got 3 weeks now - gulp). The Creative Expressions stamp can definately be purchased from Topaz Crafts, they have a lovely range, just give them a ring and I'm sure they will be able to help you (if they arn't sure which one you are talking about just tell them it was the stamp I was using at the Demo Weekend!).

Good to be back Sharon, I missed my computer and looking at fab blogs.

Ed Roth said...

Hi, I have to point you to my stencils at I'm Ed Roth, designer and owner of Stencil1 and I have designed stencils in all sizes from ATC stencils up to 6 foot birch trees! Check them out, love your site!