But, enough of that negative crapola. I did a little something this week, and I have to say, I'm getting a LOT of mileage out of an ATC. You'll see in a bit how it qualifies for three challenges. And, truth be told, I'm just happy to have something new to blog about.
The challenges: Grungy Monday just wants an ATC featuring any Tim products and techniques.
Meanwhile, over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.....there is a recipe. Make something that contains torn edges, distress inks, a button and some wings.
Last, but certainly not least, the Making Art challenge at the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group is to make something that incorporates at least one of Wendy's stamps as well as her technique for creating custom "epoxy" embellishments.
It's amazing how much you can get on a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock, if you put your mind to it.
The base is one of Ranger's newish black ATC blanks. The top stamp is from Tim's Rock Star set; the hearts on the bottom are Wendy's from her In Love With Art set. Both were stamped with clear ink and embossed with white powder.
The two hearts that sit on top of the Tim stamp were cut with his mini hearts movers and shapers dies. I used some scraps of watercolor paper which were embossed and then colored with several shades of red distress ink and some distress stains as well. They were also dusted with perfect pearls for a little shimmer. The wings and button were in my stash and have no idea who to credit for them.
Poking out of the hearts is the epoxy embellishment. The glare off the glossy accents was unavoidable, but what I used was a circle of pink paper and a tiny gold heart charm.
The sentiment on the bottom is a stamp from Wendy's Seriously Art set.
And I seriously hope that it won't be another two weeks before I have something to blog about.
Oh, and although it doesn't show up too well in the photo, the edges of the ATC are distressed and torn up a bit. (Just in case anyone from the challenges police is reading this).