Saturday, 19 September 2015

Half a Century

I've just finished making another ATC this morning, based on the theme at Wicked Wednesday this week - "Use Numbers".  
Coincidently, it also works with the Stampotique Designers Challenge which is "Milestone Celebrations".

Starting with the background, I blended 'mermaid lagoon', 'dusty concord' and 'peeled paint' Distress Inks together.  Using my handmade circle stencil, I created a 'bokeh' effect with Stampin' Up! 'Whisper White' ink.  Once that was dry, I stamped "50" onto three of the bubbles with black ink.

The steampunk snail is from PaperArtsy Eclectica EM04 and was stamped, fussy cut and coloured using Distress Markers in various colours.

This is the first outing for this rather distinguished snail - hope you like him.

This is my entry to this week's challenges which you can find here:

I'll be back again soon, so be sure to look in!

Happy Crafting!
 Edit - The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers currently has a Steampunk challenge - please have a look!


  1. Wonderful ATC with a great image.

    Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  2. Such a fabulous Steampunk snail Helen. Love it.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  3. Lovely Helen ! Thanks for playing along with us over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  4. Oh I love that steampunk snail! Great ATC!!
    (you might want to link up to Snarky Stampers - our theme this week is steampunk!

    1. Thanks, Donna, much appreciated :-)

    2. Welcome!! Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!! I do love that steampunk snail :)

  5. I love it! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday! :)

  6. Love the Steampunk snail...I feel like I'm in Wonderland! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers P is for Punk ~ Steampunk Challenge!

  7. OMG! A steampunk snail! This is awesome! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  8. I have never seen a steampunk snail before, and I think he's awesome! Great bokeh background too, I have yet to make that technique work the way I want it to. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  9. Cute steampunk snail. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.


Any messages (so long as they are positive [hehehe!] ) gratefully received!