Thursday, 8 January 2015

Fresh Beginnings ATP Exchange

'Fresh beginnings', 

is the theme for the first Challenge of the year at the Artist Trading Post Exchange.
 Sue has asked us to - look at our supplies and share a new product/new supplies/new technique etc.
Its a mixed media challenge and we would like to see stamped images,no digi's.

One of my new items was the Sizzix Artful Dwellings die cut plate.
On the left you can see how they looked in the early stages.
The favourite french script stamp in the background.
The colours mainly used were Vintage Photo and Broken China
 Distress inks. To add depth and textures I used Paper Artsy  Grunge Paste  and   layering stencils  from Tim Holtz

I had decided to use one of the images from  another new set of stamps by Dina Wakley and some Dylusions  clear stamp word quotes .
Extra texture added at this stage was Stampendous Frantage powder.
Next job was to stick them back to back and fix so they could fold.
This triptich is going to a friend with a great sense of humour so the quotes, will make her smile. Especially when I know she needs a cup of tea to start her day, before she can face the world.

I do hope you will pop over to see what we all made and join the challenge, our winner will receive a £10 store voucher from the Artist Trading Post.
 I have highlighted the products I used which are available from the store.

Thank you for taking time to stop by, I realy appreciate your comments .


  1. Love this, wonderful colours and design. Your new stamps and dies are great, too! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Super project. Great design Yvonne.
    Florence xx

  3. Fantastic work on all of these with wonderful colours and textures Yvonne.

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Beautiful creation the colors are super I like that.
    Hugs Doris

  5. just playing catch up with all your lovely projects you have been busy. I have only just started getting over the Christmas period but hopefully I will get crafting again real soon
    hugs and best wishes for the new year x

  6. Pure genius Yvonne, wish you hadn't shown the die it is on my want list!!!

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  7. I love the quotes too!! Too cute, love all the texture from the paste, and the new stamp!

  8. Just beautiful ... and the below card with the butterfly is a stunner as well!

  9. Super gorgeous the quotes and designed textured{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  10. Wow Yvonne! What a fabulous mix of colours and textures! I just love your mixed media art, you are so creative!! hugs and smiles :)

  11. Stunning mixed media creations! I love the textures and the fantastic new stamp.
    Hugs, Mar

  12. Fabulous project Yvonne, I love the textures and embellishments. Great quotes as well.
    Jean x

  13. Brilliant project Yvonne, love the triptych die and your stamping is fab!
    Val x

  14. Fabulous piece Yvonne, love the colours and textures. Brilliant images and quotes.
    Avril xx

  15. Stunning Yvonne, love this and fabulous use of that die!!

  16. Clever use of that die, it's now on my list! Love your Tryptich, wonderful textured background! Ruth x

  17. Only recently I inked up this stamp for the first time (I received it in December). I like the way you brought colour to the woman, it seems to bring her to life.
    A wonderful tryptich.

  18. Gorgeous project. I so love the backgrounds you created for your dwelling die cuts. The stamp is fab too.

  19. Fantastic project Yvonne! Love how you've used the Artful Dwellings die and love the Dina stamp! Sue C x