I’ve had these three sheets of canvas scrapbook paper for a long time, and while I was watching the recording of Limor Webber on her Live With Prima Ustream class ‘Mixed Media ATC Cards’, I was on a mission to find those sheets so I could try my hand at some beautiful little canvas ATC cards. Learned one very important lesson while working on the very first canvas atc…..make it bigger than what you need if you’re going to be using a wet medium on it as it shrinks when it dries…..ooppsss. Nothing adding a narrow strip of canvas didn’t fix….lol.
For this one I spritzed the canvas with some water first, put some Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray onto my glass tray and painted on the colors to create the background. I placed the canvas butterfly down on the atc and traced around it with one of my charcoal pencils. I then added a little water to it to blend it out a bit in order to frame the butterfly. I stamped the sentiment onto it with an alpha set I’ve had forever and then added the tip of the butterfly wing I’d cut off the one side, on the top corner of the atc.
For this atc, I didn’t want a repeat of the shrunk canvas, so I decided to stamp an image onto it along with a quote. The quote ended up pretty pale so I took my XS Faber Castell Pitt pen and carefully wrote over top the letters to make them stand out more. I then lightly spritzed the front with some Lindy’s sprays.
And for this one, we had a lady post a pic of a water color piece she did in our Limor 1278 Mixed Media Art Group,with what looked like random blotches of watercolor paint that were then traced around to make look like flowers. As I didn’t want to do a water color on it so it wouldn’t shrink, I decided to try it with my Alcohol Inks. I think it turned out pretty good!
That’s it for today!! Thanks for checking in. 🙂
I think I’ve found a new addiction. A friend from work and I went to our local Art Gallery this evening where they’re featuring ATC collections from a few different collectors. What a blast we had!!! These little 2.5″ x 3.5″ works of art are so much fun. After the short presentation, we were all given the opportunity to create our own ATC’S if we wanted and then trade them. As I kinda figured there’d be an opportunity to trade the cards that night, I decided to make a few the night before. I made 4 and I have to say they were pretty fun to make and took no time at all!
Here are my first 4 ATC’S!!
This one was made by first collaging on some scraps of Tim Holtz tissue wrap and spritzing it with two of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang spays from the Industrial Chic set in Time Travel Teal and Rusty Lantern Lime. I added some texture using some of my new Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and the Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil. I also used some black and white Liquitex Basics acrylic paint to stencil on the two step heart from The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called Mini Mixed & Match Hearts. I distressed the edges of the card with my black Gelato and blended it in.
This one was also collaged with some Tim Holtz scrap tissue wrap and sprayed with the same Lindy’s sprays. The butterflies were stamped using my new Faber Castell PITT artist Big Brush pen and were colored in with my Lindy’s Hibiscus Rose Flat Fabio. I outlined the sentiment with my Uni-bal Signo white gel pen and distressed the border with my black Gelato and blended it in.
This card was colored using my Faber Castell Gelato’s and blended together. I used a baby wipe and a Crafter’s Workshop stencil to remove some of the color to add more texture to the card. I stamped on my Deep Red Bette Davis Eyes stamp with my Big Brush pen along with the sentiment and tiny flowers. Again the edges were distressed with my black Gelato.
This last one was also colored using my Gelatos, some color removed through one of my Crafter’s Workshop stencils and a baby wipe. The dandelion is one of my new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and the sentiment is from a stamp I bought at Michael’s in the $1.25 bin. Edges distressed with the black Gelato.
I was able to trade all 4 cards away this evening and have received my very first ATC’S that I already have in my sleeve protector sheet and ready to be put into a binder.
Soooo much fun with these!! Thanks so much for stopping by…..till next time!!
Holy cow…..it’s been ages since I sat down and made a card!! I’ve been so involved in my new love of Mixed Media that I haven’t given my cards a thought in some time. I did get together with my Stampin’ Up! group this past month after taking the summer off and it felt good to create on these small canvas’ and get some cards back into my stash! This card is for a challenge over on the Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) site that I also haven’t visited in some time. I’ve been nudged a few times by my old SCS buddies to get my butt in gear and get posting to this particular challenge thread and then a couple of my Mixed Media friends also put up the challenge so I figured….why not!! I used supplies from a lot of different companies on this one!
The challenge for this weeks Mixability was to use grid-lines of some sort in your project. My grid-lines are on my background paper which is from Prima’s Sunrise sunset collection and looks like a ledger sheet. I stamped my Stampin’ Up! Swallow Tail butterfly onto the card front and then again onto the same ledger sheet paper in order to cut it out and pop dot it up for some dimension. I inked the Butterfly with some of my Tim Holtz Distress inks in Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Worn Lipstick. I also took one of my homemade stencils I received in a swap I did with one of my Mixed Media friends from The Netherlands and used some of my homemade texture paste to give my background some dimension as well. After the paste was dry I added layers of the Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint and Broken China to the lattice texture paste design to grunge it up a bit and then outlined each of the lattice squares with my charcoal pencil and smudged the lines to create the illusion of additional dimension. I stamped the Thanks So Much sentiment using a stamp from my Stampin’ Up! Riveting set and pop dotted it up as well. I outlined the edge of the card with my charcoal pencil as well and smudged it in. I then took some of my Close To My Heart Create-A-Shade Pear paint and applied it to the wings of the butterfly to add some shimmer to it. The shimmer doesn’t pick up in the camera at all, but I love the look of it! I also added some Close To My Heart Liquid Glass to the outside edges of the butterfly wings. Here’s the card:
Here’s a close up of the lattice texture stencil:
So, there it is!! A mixed media card! Go figure.
Thanks so much for checking in. To my Canadian friends, have a fantastic Thanksgiving!
Hello my little blog family…..two posts in one week??!! Just in case you’re wondering, no, I did not make a New Year’s Resolution to keep up with regular posting (although I’d like to find a way to become more consistant….lol). I have my mom here visiting and we’ve been on a card creating binge right now and I’m just having so much fun!! I have a few cards done and will try to post each one of them over the next few days…..we’ll see how that works out…..lol.
You’ve seen me talk about the gals over on Splitcoaststampers every now and again. Well, one of the ladies has started a new challenge thread called You Can Do It!! This challenge will be hosted by anyone joining the group that wants to host and has an idea for a technique, card sketch, color combo, embellishment idea……etc. The person hosting for the week will give the group a challenge and we can either participate or not each week and make a card according to the challenge she put out there. You can even go back to previous challenges and do them if you want instead of the challenge for that week. We’re a pretty laid back group and have a ton of fun!! The very first challenge was to make a card using a hand-made flower of any kind. And this flower didn’t have to be hand-made by yourself, it could be one that someone else made for you too!! I ended up doing two cards for this challenge.
Check out that beautiful crochet flower!! My mom crochet it for me…..did three different flowers so I decided to stack them to make one gorgeous full flower!! I attached them all together with a brad from the Stampin’ Up! set of Antique brads and just love it. She also showed me how to do the double embossing technique on one card front…..very cool. I love my newest embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! called Fancy Fan Folder. It’s the one on the top of the card. I’d love to find a die cut with that pattern on it. And how about that lace…..OMGosh!! I got it through a Facebook Destash your Stash site where people go on and create an album with all the supplies they want to purge out of their craft space or in some instances, stores, and are given a date and a one hour time slot to sell their stuff! I just love this lace and got it for a song! My Congratulations sentiment stamp is from one of my favorite sets from Hot Off the Press called Tiny Words & Images onto one of my tags from my Spellbinders Fancy Tags set.
I’m going to get her to teach me how to make these before she goes home so I can pump some of these babies out too. 🙂 I don’t know that I’d ever try to duplicate the lace though.
The second card I made I used one of my favorite Cricut cartridges from Close To My Heart called Art Philosophy. It has about 6 different rolled flower die cuts to choose from and I love making these flowers!! I also used my new Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die cut I got from my mom for Christmas. I’ve been wanting that die cut for a while now and just love using it! I use 4 of them on this card. I took two of them and flipped one over and then attached the ‘bottom’ of them together to make the sort of fan shape with them. I did the same thing again and just turned it upside down too to mirror the top one. Clever now, aren’t I??!!! 🙂
All I can say is thank goodness for glue pens cause that’s a very narrow die cut!!! The leaves were punched out using my pocket leaf punch from Creative Memories. The sentiment is a Hampton Arts stamp from the $1.50 bin at Michael’s. I love those rolled flowers and this is the first time I used patterned paper to cut them out and I really like them! Here’s a close-up of the beauties….
That’s it for today. I’m off to go play some more with mom. Later ladies!!
Hello to my wonderful blog family…..my first post for the New Year! I’ve been blessed to have my Mom here off and on over the holidays and she’s in Saskatchewan, between my sister’s house and mine, till the 15th of January!! I love it when she comes to visit because we usually end up down in my craft room playing. We’ve pretty much spent the last two days down here and playing with my Cricut machine……having a blast too!! I also spent some time making a card for the Alphabet Challenge over on the Splitcoaststampers (SCS) site that I’ve been kind of MIA from for a while. Busy, busy life I have. I dug out a stamp set I’ve had for a few months and decided it was time it saw some ink. I love this set and will work great for those hard to create masculine cards. Here’s what I came up with for the letter Y – Yacht. (clever, huh….LOL)
This is the stamp set called Open Sea by Stampin’ Up!. I bought the paper pack to go with the stamp set too……it’s filled with fantastic papers that will lend themselves wonderfully to masculine cards.
I’m off again to go back to playing with Mom in the craft room…..I’ll come back and show you some more cards this week…..we’ve been having alot of fun with my Cricut machine. Later lovely ladies!!