I have managed to do a bit of crafting over the past few days as well. I am still experimenting with stamping and all these projects use the Stamps Away range of stamps from http://www.clevercuts.co.uk/. This first card was made with stamping the butterfly image onto a scrap piece of paper then sticking it to an ATC with the image already stamped on it using repositionable glue. Over the top of this Whispers brush pens were used to colour the 'rainbow' effect over the top. The scrap paper was then removed leaving the white strip behind and finally the butterfly was coloured in and the butterfly gems added.
This dragonfly card used exactly the same technique, but just used the pastel Whispers brushes and a blue ink pad for the stamped image.
This card followed some advice from people on the CM&PC forum and the stamp was inked using pretty colour ink pads (from Lakeland) and then the image coloured over with the Whispers blender pen. This was then mounted onto an ATC and embellished.
This final ATC was coloured over in stripes of Whispers brush pens, then stamped with a fern image using Versamark watercolour pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally the entire card was coloured over with black ink and the leaves exposed by wiping gently with a cloth. I look forward to peoples comments on these cards. If anyone is interested in any of these ATCs, do get in touch.