Thursday, June 30, 2016

Layers ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Layers.
For the background, I started by spraying watercolor paper with a variety of color sprays and let it dry.

 Added depth of color by sponging (with a sea sponge) on more colors from the sprays and let it dry.
 Sprayed a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls over a spiral mask and pressed it down on the sprayed background.



 The sprayed mask left an impression of perfect pearls over the sprayed background.

















Used some papers I made earlier using the Gelli Plate:

Also added some decorative fiber, metal floral bits and some beads to finish the ATC:



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Newspaper & Buttons ATC

The theme for 9ATC Group is Newsprint & Buttons. I used a printed specialty paper for the background and stamped a printed text image with black Distress ink. Colored newspaper with homemade sprays mixed with dye inks and Perfect Pearls. Tore plain newspaper for a stem, punched out flower and leaves with a floral punch. Used a white pen to draw lines on the flower leaf. Used black Distress ink to color the edges of the ATC and adhered a button to the center of the flower.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Color Your World ATC

 The theme on 9ATC Group is "Color Your World".  I misted water on black glossy card stock, then scribbled on some Marvy Metallic Markers. I squooshed the inks between 2 sheets of the black glossy card stock and lifted them off. Dried the ink with a heat gun.
 Stamped a crackle image with gold StaZon metallic ink.
Added a vintage image of 3 girls, a rhinestone star and some colorful fibers.
 "Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." - Anais Nin

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rust ATC

 On 9atc Group, the theme is "Rust".  I started by adhering torn, old style newsprint paper onto card stock, and glued on mica dust around the edges.
 Adhered foil flashing/ventilation tape on card stock and cut into heart shapes. Painted on verdigris Patina paint over the service, let dry. Then ran the hearts through an embossing folder, then patted on rust Patina paint over the raised areas.
Added some decorative feathers and a strip of glittery copper decorative tape. Adhered the painted heart with brads that I pounded and dabbed on some rust Patina paint.

"Reawakening"



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Comfort Quilts

I had fun making these scrappy rainbow quilts from lots of bits of fabric.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Watercolor Card

For this month's stamp club, we were to make cards with the theme "Watercolor". I decided to do a variation of the stamped watercolor effects technique. I used a solid floral stamp and colored on the stamp with three colors of Distress Markers (any dye ink markers will work). Instead of spritzing with water, I spritzed the stamp with a Perfect Pearls mist (water and perfect pearls mixed together in a mini mister). Then I pressed the stamp into water color paper and let dry. I layered the stamped watercolor paper onto purple paper and then white card.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Door, Arches, Openings ATC

 The theme for the 9ATC Group is Door, Arches, Openings. I decided to make the Starry Sky Background for the inside of my ATC. Started by sponging on different blue and purple Distress inks with a dauber over matte card stock. Make sure the different colors show.
 Next, completely cover the  card with black Distress ink and let dry.
 Splatter water over the card, let stand for a moment then daub with a paper towel.

Then splatter wet Perfect Pearls over the card and let dry completely. Okay to heat set.

Stamped a saying with VersaMark ink, covered with white embossing powder and het set.

















 For the cover, stamped a gated door image with black StazOn ink onto brown colored vellum and let dry. Cut in half and trimmed the image.
Attached the vellum to the ATC with gold colored staples and used a gold colored Pearl Pen to add "knobs" to the image.  ATC with the "doors" closed:
 ATC with the "doors" open: