Sunday, December 09, 2012

Find your wings

The theme this week at Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge is Wing It and they have many wonderful and inspiring atcs from their DT and that of Stampotique so, of course, I wanted to play along. Such a fun theme and atcs are such a treat to make. They are a wonderful place to test drive new-to-me techniques which is what I did on this one.

I started by colouring a Mo Manning baby fairy digi with Prismacolour pencils. Sakura gel pen was layered over the curlicues on the wings and then Icicle Stickles spread over that before cutting out this Little One. Glossy Accents was applied to the ladybug to give her that shiny red jacket.

The background was inked with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks before stamping a Stamper's Anonymous dragonfly blueprint stamp loaded with Broken China over the background. While everything was still wet (stamp and background) clear detail embossing powder was sprinkled over the atc and heat set. This gives such a cool effect because the embossing powder sticks completely to the image and here and there on the background. A Dylusions stencil was placed over the top edge of the card with a post -it masking the other rows and Glass Bead Gel was layered over the openings quite thickly. This was repeated in the bottom right corner. I've done this with molding paste but never with bead gel. It gives an amazing amount of texture which is semi-translucent but really catches the light because of the tiny glass beads embedded in it. Once dry, gold Glimmer Mist was spritzed over the entire background for added "magic".

Music themed washi tape was adhered to the bottom edge of the atc with a second layer placed on the right so Little One would have a place to rest her wee feet. Raffia was wrapped around the tape and tied in a simple knot. The sentiment was computer generated, cut apart, and matted with black before being adhered over the dragonfly. A small silver wing charm was attached with a brad so that it rested under the last word.

Love this little atc in part because I love Mo Manning's images and in part because the message is sweet. Isn't that what we wish for all little ones and what we strive for in our own lives...finding our wings. I also imagine that I am wishing this for her while she is wishing it for her little ladybug friend. Maybe the ladybug is wishing it for all of us :)

Thanks so much for visiting the three of us. We do appreciate it.

I am entering this atc in

Wicked Wednesday challenge ~  Wing It

Fun With ATCs ~ Challenge 76 Embossing

Mo's Digital Challenge ~ Anything Goes with a Mo Manning image.

Life is good; so is art.


Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely adorable, Bonnie - love your image, so cute! You'd also fit right in with our Embossing Challenge at Fun With ATCs, if you fancy it!
Alison x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Bonnie, she is just so sweet - I love everything about this! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday. :)

Denice said...

Oooooh, such a sweet MM image....just too perfect for this week's Wing-It challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Wicked Wednesday this week.

ParkNSlide said...

What a sweetie! The glittery accents just add to the magic.

Dagmar said...

Oh it´s so beautyfull ATC - I love it!

cass said...

Very cute ATC.

Claudia N. said...

This really is a "magical" ATC! Love that glittering and the embossed background a lot! Thanks for playing along with us at FwATCs!

die amelie x

mark gould said...

Very cute, I really love all the techniques that have gone into creating this. beautiful layering of colour and the composition looks great. thanks for joining us at fun with atc's

Words and Pictures said...

Yay... back to say: Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fun With ATCs!
Alison x

Unknown said...

Oh.. This is a lovely card!! This Mo image is sooo cute :)

Thanks for joining us at Mo`s Digital Challenge. Hope to see you in this weeks challenge too :)

Hugs, Tine

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Cutest ATC ever! Precious!!! Love the bit of sparkle! Oh he is so cute!!!

Anja said...

Fantastic work. Perfect added embellishments and fab colour work.
Thank you for joining us at Mo's.
Hugs, Anja