Hello everyone and welcome to my world. Thanks for joining me. Does that post title make it sound like I find ATC's a real challenge? Well actually they take an immense amount of thought but are ideal 'play' pieces. In such a small space (2.5" x 3.5") it's the details that count. They don't have to take ages to complete and you can test out ideas for bigger projects. That's my theory anyway, and this morning I have suspended 'real life' in order to play with a purpose.
I have been asked to make a couple of birthday cards, the first of which is for a teen who loves/studies beauty. Inspired by challenges with the theme of 'Faces' at Sunday Stampers and Fun With ATC's (see below for links) I have roadtested an idea for said birthday card. If I remember, I'll do a step by step when it comes to doing the larger version for those of you who are interested.
The background has involved applying lots of layers of gesso, Versamagic and Distress Inks. The lady is part of a larger stamp from Indigo Blu. Massive hint here; I tried and failed to apply Archival Ink to the stamp and rub off the bits I didn't want (a tip from Butterfly who is part of the Fun With ATC's design team) so instead I used a Promarker (any alcohol marker will do) to colour the parts required before stamping.
The 'mirror frame' was created with embossed modelling paste, gesso and white acrylic paint and was a deliberate attempt to recreate those antique frames you find that have been worn and repainted over many years. The sentiment seemed to need clear embossing to make it stand out. The whole colour scheme came from a bottle of handwash in my bathroom!! Inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources:))
This is being entered into;
I'd love to hear what you think before further ink is committed to card for the larger version.
Hope you all have a great weekend, hugs Buttons x