Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Doodle Doll Unmounted Stamps ATC's by Tina Hatchman

OK first post - so please be gentle with me LOL!

To wet your appetite I will start with some of Tina's designs made using the Lost Coast Design Doodle Dolls Set 1 unmounted rubber stamps.

Tina colours her images with Decorating Chalks. These chalks give gorgeous rich colours, and they allow you to build up and blend the colour. The image has been triple embossed using fine clear embossing powder. Tina's backgrounds have to be seen in real life to get the most from their glorious colours and textures but I hope you can see from the close up the embossing texture that has been applied to the outer edges. All Tina's backgrounds are a work of art in themselves. This one has been made using Adirondack ink pads and Adirondack spray colourwash. The squiggle stamps used on the background are from the PaperArtsy Swirls and Curls Plate 5.

We are all destined for greatness - well some more than others LOL! - this design uses one of the Lost Coast Design Shrine ATC stamps as the main background image (along with some script stamps and some Postmark stamps. We sell similar Crafty Individual postmark stamps.

Listen closely, truth is silent is again a mix of a beautifully chalked doodle dolls image on a background of several shades of blended green adirondack inks. Tina layers several stamped images onto her backgrounds which give it so much interest and depth. The edges are finished with Mini scallop German Scrap.

Heart & Soul has a wonderful two tone crackle background. (we don't sell the specific crackle glaze that Tina used but you can get similar effects with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint or Inkssentials Crackle Accents.) See the closeup picture to really appreciate the crackle effect.


sakazoke said...

I looked at the first ATC and said WOW! I like that, then realised it was one of mine,lol!
The blog is looking great Karen. You have made the ATCs look really good, and i love the way you have shown the textures of the backgrounds.
Well done to you hun.


Linda said...

Welcome to the world of blogging Karen. (You started it all for me!)We all love Tina's ATCs and it was great to see them again in close up.Look forward to seeing yout work soon.
I've put you on my favs - hope thats ok.
Linda x

Linda said...

Sorry about the spelling!! YouR not youT!!!!lol

Jaqi said...

Hi Karen, I will be adding you to my favourite places if thats ok. Welcome , your atcs look great. Thank you for sharing your lovely artwork , Ive not used crackle glaze before, but I would like to give it a go now. Hope to see more of yourwork very soon, Jaqi x

Chriss Rollins said...

LOVE IT ALL, both yourself and tina are soooo talented and i have always loved your art work you know that x
your in my Faves.
TFS and good luck with all you do.
chriss x

Denise said...

WOW! Gobsmacked! Loved the atcs and the blog. Clever ladies. Well done. Denise xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely blog I will be visiting often love all the Atc especially mermaid one by Tina love from sesga xx