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How to Create Art - Just Start - Frog ATC and Card

How to create art ... Just start :) There is nothing simpler!

Cardmaking with jenny James using Tim Holtz and Pink Ink Designs stamps

This card started its life as an ATC (artist trading card) made with a gorgeous frog stamp, a beautiful bee by Pink Ink Designs (Hobgoblin set), Tim Holtz Idea-Ology treasures (die cut piece from Botanical, Clippings stickers, a Tiny Clip, tiny wand and corner adornment), painted with Caran D'Ache Neocolor II watercolours, adhered with Ranger's Tim Holtz Collage Medium, and Stickles glitter glue splashed on the wings.

To make into the card, I've used a Strathmore blank card cut in half, layered Distress Inks for the background colours, a piece of burlap and washi tape. The ladybirds (from the Tim Holtz Entomology Stamp Set) were stamped in place using Ranger's Archival black ink, coloured with the Neocolors, then had their black spots redrawn and white enhanced with Posca paint pens.

cardmaking with Jenny James using stamps by Tim Holtz and Pink Ink Designs, coloured with Caran D'Ache Neocolor II

Cards can be made for giving, adding to journals, scrapbooking, book covers, made into pockets, displaying on a corkboard, in a frame or on a shelf.

Everything used is available at Art by Jenny, except the frog and wand (sorry, they're retired).

Get creative today! Art is so good for your heart, mind and hands... plus it makes you smile at least twice. First while using your favourite stamps and other treasures, again when someone else sees what you've made!

I hope this card made you smile and inspires you to have a go!

Happy Creative Day!
😻🎨🐸
Jenny

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