Sunday, August 11, 2013

Numbers ATC

This month's theme on 9ATC group is Numbers. I stamped the backwards Numbers stamp onto an embossing folder with black soot Distress Ink, then embossed this numbers folder on printed paper, this prints the numbers on the paper, but not where the embossing folder raised the larger numbers.
 Colored the raised large numbers with vintage photo Distress Ink.
 Trimmed the background, layered it on dark brown card stock, added a vintage image, some words and measure tape ribbon.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Page for Lynn's World of Color Round Robin Journal

I received Lynn's wonderful World of Color Round Robin Journal as part of a swap on Kindred Soul's Art Group. Lynn choose Red & Black as her colors. These colors make me think of Spain & flamenco! I painted the page red with acrylic paint and covered with a black lace that had a decorative edge Used the decorative edge to hang over the right side, sewed the edges together and added various red beads.
 Randomly stamped some black script on the background of a flamenco dancer image with black ink and layered over red and black ribbons. Added a red and a black feather to the image along with some beads. Made a large flower using the tattered floral die with black paper and some faux velvet I had in my stash, along with some black lace and a black bead.
 I decided not to add anything "extra" to the back of the page, but the lace and ribbons that were wrapped all around, except I added some more red beads to the black lace on the edge.
Time to send the book of to the next participant.....

Friday, August 2, 2013

"Yellow" Color Perceptions ATC

For August, in the Color Perceptions ATC swap on ArtVentures, the color is Yellow. The ATC is supposed to be predominately yellow, and be based on how yellow makes me feel.  For me yellow feels hopeful, and got me thinking about the Yellow Brick Road and humming "follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road!"
I used two shades of yellow card stock and ran them through a brick embossing folder that had vintage photo Distress Ink rubbed on one side. Made sure to run the bricks vertically in one shade of yellow, and horizontally in the other shade of yellow.
 I laid the two pieces of embossed yellow card stock on top of each other and cut out a winding road. The edges were colored with vintage photo Distress Marker and adhered to dark brown card stock, switching the different shades of yellow to give contrast between the "road" and the background.
 Made a large star embellishment by punching out different sized stars out of different yellow papers and adding some yellow glitter, a yellow brad and some thin gold card stock behind the star.
 Attached the large star embellishment. Stamped the words "follow your dreams" on very light yellow card stock and added them to the ATC.