Magical Day ATC’s


As promised, the second batch of ATC’s I made during our crafty day with my friend Nikki and my mom. {find the first batch here} After toying around with bright neon colours there was another technique I wanted to try. I’ve had the Docrafts Artiste Watercolour Markers for a while, but never really worked with them. I made a background with them once, but that was it. So, after finding some tutorials and awesome ideas on Pinterest, I wanted to play around with them for a bit. I had loads of fun with them!


I decided to also try and colour the stamps {Avery Elle’s Be A Unicorn} with the watercolour markers, since that was also a new technique for me. {I usually use pro/flexmarkers or colouring pencils}. I loved the effect! The colours flowed beautifully into each other and it took almost no effort at all. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted a bright rainbow or a pastel rainbow unicorn, so, why not both?!


The backgrounds were made by drawing a rainbow on a clear acrylic block with the watercolour markers and then spritzing it with water. When pressed to the paper the colours will become a pretty watercolour background, easy peasy! The first time {the ones with the more ‘stripy’ backgrounds} I didn’t use enough water, but I liked the effects anyway. This is how we learn, right? I cut out the tiny unicorns and added them to the ATC’s with a bit of foam tape, then added the tiny stars and the adorable sentiment. Red backgrounds for the bright unicorns and soft purple for the pastels. Love it!


They were so much fun to make and they turned out adorable. I kept the first one myself, but the rest will be traded away!

2. Judith {Kaarten en Creaties van Judith}Een Bloemetje (orange)
4. Lysette {Liesy Creative Moments} – (Nothing yet)


Bonus! I loved the techniques so much, that when I had to make a quick card for the double birthday of my dad and stepmom, I made this adorable pastel rainbow card. Colourful, simple and clean. They loved it!

Neon Donut ATC’s


It’s been a while since I made any ATC’s, but when I figured I wanted to craft more, the ATC’s seemed like the perfect way to make small projects for the sake of making them, not because I *had* to. {I also blame Lysette for bringing her folder filled with amazing ATC’s, it’s all her fault, really…} So I’ve made a bunch of them over the past few weeks, but I wanted to share these bright creations with you first!

My mom, Nikki {from the Splashing Mermaid Card!} and I had an amazingly fun craft day last week where we just brought some stuff to play around with and make something of it. I knew I wanted to make ATC’s and I knew I wanted something neon {bright colours yay!} I collected everything neon that I could find, but in the end used not a whole lot of it…


I made my own neon paint spray by mixing neon acrylic paint with water and a bit of mod podge. Then I just layered the four sprays I made over each other! First I dabbed them dry, but it took away too much of the paint. So I sprayed them again and dried them with the heat tool instead, which worked like a charm!


I got this amazingly cute Lawn Fawn Donut Worry stamp as a birthday present last November, but hadn’t really done anything with it except try it out once. This of course could not stand! So I stamped the donut on white paper and coloured it in with neon highlighters. After it dried {which took a while} I added white sprinkles with my posca paint pen. I stamped the text on the same paper and cut out a banner with a die I borrowed from Nikki’s stash {which is extensive… oh my!}

I also made adorable rainbow unicorn ATC’s which I will be posting later!


So these are the finished pieces! As soon as I shared the pictures with some of my friends they were all taken within minutes {hihi} I kept the first one myself, but the rest will be traded away!

2. Lysette {Liesy Creative Moments}Twinkle twinkle little bat
3. Karin – (Nothing yet)
4. Judith {Kaarten en Creaties van Judith}Caffeine Addict (purple)

So expect some more ATC’s here in the next couple of weeks. So much fun!