Sunday, August 31, 2008

My First Jam

Stephanie emailed me and asked me if I participated in JAM. I had no idea what it was. She explained: she'd make 3 similar backgrounds, mail them to me; I'd add 3 identical elements & then send them to a third artist of my choice, who'd finish the ATCs, keep one, send the others to Stephanie who would send one completed one to me. I said ok and she sent me the backgrounds you see below (the photo doesn't show the cool metallic sheen these have):
I decided to add 3D butterflies and choose the papers you see below. The piece on the left was made by using the leftover paint I made to cover the top half of the second page in the board book project I'm participating in. The piece on the right is copper colored metallic foil:
I cut the butterfly shapes out with a Cuttlebug die and ran the orange piece through the Cuttlebug two times: first with the swiss dots embossing folder and colored with Brilliance ink; second through the collage embossing folder and colored with black StazOn ink. I ran the copper foil one through the swirly embossing folder and colored with black StaZon ink. I then attached the two butterflies back to back.
Oh, before running the paper through the Cuttlebug die, I ran the heavier orange paper through the Zyron to apply adhesive. Now I have the backing sheets cut out in the butterfly shape complete with the embossed designs. I'll save them for a future project.
Here's a close up of my addition to the backgrounds. (Sorry for the screen shadow, I put the ATC on my window sill to get a picture in daylight)

Here's a side view:
These are being sent on to Annie, who agreed to do the final step. I'm looking forward to seeing how she finishes these off. Thanks Annie for agreeing to play!!!!


Cheryl Gebhart said...

Love these atc's - can't wait to see what the next person adds to them.

stamp and scrape said...

These are so beautiful. Love what you did with the butterflies. TFS