ATCAS Challenge #14 – Hosted by ME !!!!!!!

Hello lovely ladies, long time no see !!!!

Well I’m finally ensconced in my new craft room its taken weeks but I’ve finally unpacked all of my boxes, of course nothing is in its rightful place and I still have lots to do but at least the to-ing and fro-ing is over. Tomorrow  Ari my youngest will have taken all his clothes to his new home so I will have a nice large wardrobe to fill up with the overspill , more of that later and onto the topic at hand. Over atATCAS we have a new code word for you chosen by moi !!! I will be your hostess for the next two weeks so what did I choose in a moment of madness….

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What was I thinking !!!!!!!!!! it seemed like a good idea when I chose it a few months ago, needless to say I struggled and here is the proof……

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I was recently introduced to Iganacio Molina of Nicecrane Designs by my fellow team-mate Flo of Florence and Freddie. Iganacio has this amazing on-line shop and when I saw some of the cards that Flo made using his digital images I was totally jealous and decided to buy some for myself. I mean if she can do it then so can I ! ( although mine aren’t a patch on hers ) so the lovely birds images have been copied onto acetate and then placed in the space left by the cut out circles. I added a piece of bevelled glass to the little birdie couple unfortunately what with the acetate and the glass I just couldn’t get a good photo and they look quite blurred here.

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My lovely Cameo cut the central shape and the negative space was coloured using my magic sponge and lots of different Archival inks . Once dry I covered it liberally with Glossy Accents ( nightmare ) and added another piece of bevelled glass to the centre. This really looks so much better in real life, honest !

Last but not least I  was hoping that this last card would be ready for the previous challenge at ATCAS and in truth it was but can you believe I lost it under a pile of papers and it turned up today !!!!

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Cameo take a bow !

We have another fantastic sponsor for the next two weeks Paper Makeup Stamps

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I do hope you will find the time to join us over at ATCAS,  it’s always a pleasure to see your beautiful cards and I know the rest of the DT have some amazing circle creations to share with you.

Right before I go I just wanted to thank those of you that have stuck with me even though I have been MIA for some time and I do promise to catch up as best I can from here on in.

I’m hoping to get away to my summer-house at the weekend to take a well-earned break I really need to sit and soak up a little sun, I’m totally exhausted from all of the goings on here at the Pap residence of course the forecast is for showers do you believe it !!!

Take care

Marie

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