Good morning everyone,
When I made my card for Allsorts challenge last week, I wasn’t happy with my first attempt at a background panel. Instead of binning it like I usually do I cut it down and used the part I was happy with to make an ATC using some more new birthday goodies, and ended up making two more to go with it. I have called this series “Wings of Change”.
I created a smoosh background with Distress Oxide inks, cut it down to slightly less than standard ATC size and did some 2nd generation background stamping. I used my stunning new Visible Image “Broken Mesh” die to add some interest and texture, and as it is a really big die I cut out portions to use on each ATC. I stamped and heat embossed my words then stamped/ embossed my butterflies which I coloured with Cosmic Shimmer mica paints. I fussy cut the butterflies and attached to the ATC’s and added some teeny heart gems. The panels are matted onto co-ordinating pearlescent purple linen cardstock.
Here's a closer look at each ATC...
For some reason the photos make the darker butterflies look blue, whereas in real life they are lilac and very shimmery - the angle picture below captures the colour better.
Stamps: Visible Image “Wings of Change” and “Butterfly effect”;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac); Cosmic Shimmer paints (Frosted Mallow, Blue Lilac); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Charming Pink); clear embossing powder;
Tools: Visible Image “Broken Mesh” die.
Challenges I would like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. #637 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Cut It Up #251 - Any Animal or Insect + a Die Cut
Dragonfly Dreams (May) - Butterflies and/or Flowers (3rd entry)
Dream Valley #270 - Add Embellishments
Incy Wincy (May) - Use a Die Cut or Punch
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2220 - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground #428 - Use Snippets
(all the card used for these ATC’s was snippets😀)
River of Creativity #13 - Anything but a Card
Simon Says (Monday) - Add Texture
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Not a Card
I'm starting to build up a bit of a stock of ATC's now, so hopefully it won't be too long before I can start proper trading!! Take care, and thanks for visiting today.