Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chrissy's It Gift Nature Themed ATC holder

Chrissy is the "IT" girl for Oct in the Art-Venturer's Group. Her theme is nature. I made her a nature ATC holder. I used the tyvek paper I just did for the covers. For the inside of the covers I picked out a piece of paper I had at the bottom of my spray box when I was making my House of Blues pages.
I cut the paper to size and ran them through Cuttlebug folders. One in a floral folder, the other in a bird with cattails folder. Each was colored with a green Brilliance ink pad.
I wanted to make a butterfly embellishment for the cover. I cut out the butterfly shape with the same blue paper as the inside covers and a recently made worksheet wonders paper.
I ran the worksheet wonder paper through one embossing folder and highlighted the raised areas with a light green Brilliance ink pad and the blue paper was run through the dotted embossing folder and then the collage folder and colored the raised areas with the dark green Brilliance ink pad. I like how the dark green ink toned down the brightness of the blue while keeping the shimmer.
I glued the blue image to the back of the worksheet wonder image and then used a black Sharpie pen to color in the body and the edges of the butterfly. Here's the front:
Here's the back:
I choose three printed quotes that I received from Sweetpea when I was the IT girl and added some stamped flourishes with the light green Brilliance ink pad. I used the Zutter Bind-It-All to make the ATC Holder. Here's the front of the holder:
The back and front:
The inside front cover:
The inside back cover

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful, and your instructions are so clear as usual, Thanks for sharing xxxx

Maggi said...

I know Chrissy will love this!

drmarty62 said...

Hi Carol
I just gave you a blog award. Check out my blog to see. I wouldn't miss a post of yours. Thanks for all the great instructions.
MArtina

Cathee said...

Love this!... and thanks for such a great explanation, I want to run to my craft room and play!wish today had more hours in it!!!!!! Cathee