Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mixed Media ATCs @ DS4J

{My DT work for DS4J}

Hi everyone! I am back on this beautiful Sunday with my newest project designed for Digistamps4Joy with our new releases at DS4J Shop.

I created a set of mixed media Artist Trading Cards using black and white images drawn by our very new talented artist who joined the team at DS4J commencing today.
Let's welcome Lyndall Bosch.

You can view more of Lyndall's fabulous drawings at her website.
For my project today, I used uncolored images of
Shorthaired Cat and Collared Sunbird.
A few close-up pictures:
 The sentiments are obtained from the internet. If you are regular visitors, I am pretty sure you know my love for motivational quotes {smile}.
 I started my project by adhering a ply of tissue paper and applied a coat of gesso. I let dry naturally and had a see at my instagram account in between. Side track is common when I'm in no hurry to get a project done {lol}.
 The diamonds were stenciled with texture paste through crisscrossed stencil from STAMPlorations
 And no, I didn't do the black straight lines myself in the photo above. I can never draw straight lines. It was done with plaid maker stencil by placing it on top of the card and I dipped a dry sponge in black watercolor over the stencil to create the straight lines.
 The images were printed and cut out then pasted on the card after I have colored the background with watercolors and let dry. Only then I started highlighting the digistamps with Faber Castell watercolor pencils. 
 I used white gel pel to highlight the quote too but at some point the ink refused to cooperate so I used paint brush and white watercolor to outline each phrase. When one doesn't work, there's another way...just don't give up!
I love the way it turned out in the end. The white cat looks so adorable but however my little girl said I should have colored her other than white, lol.
 I hope you will hop over to DS4J's blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations my talented design team mates have created with the wonderful new release images.

I wish to partake in these challenges:
1. Morgan's ArtWorld : Anything Goes
2. A Vintage Journey : Watercolor
3. Dragonfly Dreams : Animals

Thank you for your time and I really appreciate the love you leave behind.
I will be back again in a couple of days. Till then. have a great Sunday.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. Beautiful ATCs. The images are pretty especially the cat.

  2. Love your mixed media project, looks amazing. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

  3. I saw these at A Vintage Journey Asmah and I just had to come take a closer look! Absolutely stunning art, love the kitty cat too! Karen x

  4. Two lovely ATC's Asmah! love the colors and textures, your wonderful layered images and sentiments! Thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Watercolor challenge! Julia xx

  5. I love the ATCs - beautifully done. Great colors and textures. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  6. Amazing projects, I LOVE the quotes - very inspirational. Beautiful mixed media work. Thank you for joining us Morgan's Artworld ATG challenge. Faith DT

  7. Gorgeous pieces, the backgrounds are fantastic and I love the colourway. Beautiful imagery too. Thanks so much for joining in A Vintage Journey Challenge. Tracy x


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