Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Stampman in the Orient!

It's time for the ATC Swap again at The Stampman.  I havn't been a very good DT member lately as I've taken some time out to sort out my family. Almost done that for the time being so I thought I'd break myself in gently with The Stampman Swap which this month has the theme - Oriental

I love Oriental images so made quite a few

This one is quite simple stamped with versafine Onyx Black ink, onto red card and then the highlights were painted with bleach in a waterbrush. 
A great technique isn't it?

This is stamped with stamps from the Habico Chinese Flowers & Symbols set which ave been masked then the background coloured with adirondak inks using a shaving brush.

Habico Chinese Flowers & Symbols
This ATC has been made in the same way but using a finger dabber to position the ink a little more accurately

Habico Chinese Flowers & Symbols

 Non-Seq. 52C Oriental Collage Elements & Dragonflies
Both these ATC's have been inspired by the colours of the traditional Willow Pattern plates for which I've used Denim adirondak inks and water brushed the colour using more water for a paler colour and a stronger ink / dryer brush for the shadows. The top ATC is stamped on card and the lower one on canvas. 

Non-Seq. 40C Oriental Love Letters
I didn't like this image at all on the stamp set but I like a challenge and this stamp fitted an ATC perfectly so I set myself the challenge and I'm glad I did - Love it now!
What do you think?

Do go have a look at the other ATC samples on the blog challenge and if you fancy going oriental have a look in the Oriental Dept at The Stampman online shop - there are some real bargains to be had!

See you there!
x Michelle


PatR said...

Beautiful creations Michelle. Hope you are managing to get things sorted to your liking family wise. xxx

lisa said...

I always sruggle with the ATC's, they don't come naturally but having seen your beautiful crop, I need to get myself sorted and into ATC production!!!!
I love the blue ones, they remind me of Willow pattern or chinese pottery, just beautiful.
Hugs Lisax

craftimamma said...

These are wonderful Michelle. Your colouring on these beautiful ATCs is just gorgeous and I especially love the bleached one. Simple but so effective.

Lesley Xx

PS Glad you seem to be on the way to sorting out the family, I think (fingers crossed here) I'm getting there too.

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE those blues...x