Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chunky Textures ATC

 The theme is Chunky Textures on 9ATC group. I wanted to create a background that looked chunky and heavy and yet was lightweight for mailing. I cut a cardboard box into ATC sized pieces. Tore off the top flat part. Then tore the paper between the ridges.
Inked the raised areas and the outside edges with crushed olive Distress Ink.
 Choose light colored card stock and fibers to contrast with the dark background. Stamped a Mona Lisa image with black India Ink and cut out the face with a circle punch, to look like a face in the moon. Stamped a crane with black India Ink and cut out with scissors. Tied the fibers around the bottom of the ATC.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

"Amber" Color Perceptions ATC

The color is Amber (yellow/orange or orange/yellow) in November for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap on the ArtVentures Group. The ATC is to be predominately amber and be how the color amber makes us feel. I find amber to have the warmth of orange and the hope of yellow; for me it is a joyful color.
I cut out some yellow orange background paper and colored the edges with wild honey Distress Paint. Used a die to cut out a flourish from a different yellow orange paper. Outlined the flourish with a metallic Gelly Roll pen. Used home made color spray to add color to some prism flowers.
 Colored a vintage happy baby image before printing, cut out the head and added it to the center of the prism flower, Used the metallic Gelly Roll pen to add the worn "joyful" to the background with some squiggles. Also added a light orange decorative strip to one edge. Adhered yellow vellum behind the open spaces on the decorative strip and covered with glossy accents.