|Slightly glossy card this time, lemon/scarlet brushos, spray starch and clingfilm|
|Now I'm just waiting for things to dry and, yes, it's one of THOSE birds again!|
And here I was, waiting for things to dry and suddenly ... something got in the way and I went off at a tangent. Strangely enough, the above project remains exactly as you see it, the tangent project? Finished! Want to see what I did?
|My finished ATC|
|And a closer view of the detail|
- ATC blank
- Snippet of black card cut to ATC size and adhered to my ATC blank ... the blanks (as I think I've said before) are a bit flimsy so I tend to layer them.
- Snippet of white card to which I applied (roughly) Distress Paint in copper before allowing to dry
- Once dry I ran it through my Big Shot inside my cog embossing folder
- I then applied Claudine Hellmuth's black acrylic paint and allowed it to start to dry before knocking back with a slightly moist baby wipe - to add a patina to the otherwise bright copper.
- Next came some amethyst treasure gold but I'm not sure it added much to the party - but how I love the smell!
- With my finger I simply smeared a little (a VERY little) of the copper distress paint, randomly and tried to restrict the paint to the raised sections
- Stampers Anonymous image (from the Time Traveller set) stamped on to a snippet of white card using Ranger Archival ink
- Distress Inks: antique linen, weathered wood, black soot, shabby shutters and peeled paint used, (water colour style) to colour the image. At this point my image looked a little garish against the aged patina of the base ATC ..... so I applied walnut stain to the image and immediately wiped again with a slightly moist baby wipe, to take most of the stain back off, this definitely took the colour down a couple of notches.
- Having trimmed the image to fit my ATC, whilst still leaving enough of the background detail showing I then took a Pitt pen in copper and a metal edged ruler and drew a border around the outer edge, leaving some of the black border showing too - making it look like another layer but without adding the weight
Hope you like it ....... I know I do. Some of you (readers) will recall at the beginning of the year I was tring to make a concerted effort to use up a whole bunch of snippets ....... I pretty much always end up with an A4 length strip of white card every time I make a card which uses 2 x 13½cm square card panels - gr8 for ATC's! SO, I'm THINKING that I will duplicate my materials and send them (at some point) to my Isle of Skye buddy, be really interested to see what she makes of the materials. This will, of course, use DOUBLE the snippets - reSULT!
|And my duplicate materials - ready for a future swap ....|
I'll be entering the finished ATC for the following challenges:
- Loves Rubber Stamps - "Create your own background"
- Through the Craft Room Door - "Anything Goes"
- Not just cards - "Anything Goes
- Pixies Crafty Workshop - "Snippets challenge"
- Crafty Gals Corner - "anything Goes"
And now for the weekly What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday shot - you ready for this? You can still see the box of snippets (behind the stencil) - I never seem to make much of a dent! and I GOTTA have a clear up!