Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I am participating in another PAT (pick a theme) atc swap at Splitcoast Stampers. For Pick a theme swaps, each particpant in a group of 5 choses a theme for themselves and everyone else in their group makes them an atc following that chosen theme. The fun parts are that you get challenges to make atcs on themes you might never have chosen or even thought of yourself and you get 4 pieces of amazing art on a topic you like. The themes for these two atcs were technique based: a shaped atc (above) and black magic (below).
For the dapper gentleman above, I cut kraft cardstock and the base card using the TH Mini Cabinet die modified on the sides. The background was stamped with writing script and a remnant of G45's A Proper Gentleman was adhered to the bottom. The car was also fussy cut from that same paper stack. The lovely gentleman was a Rian Design collage sheet freebie. He was fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. The sentiment was computer generated, inked with Black Soot, and matted with black cardstock. Two half pearls were placed at the one end and the other was banner cut by hand. Doodling was done around the edge of the kraft section and a chipboard sentiment from my stash was added.
The second atc was to be created using the Black Magic technique. I chose to stamp my Mini JOFY stamp from Paper Artsy in white ink onto black cardstock. I coloured the stamps in with Prismacolor pencils, highlighting the dots with a paint pen. The edges of the black layer were inked with Versamark and then embossed with black embossing powder (shows better IRL). The black layer was matted on a shimmery textured green cardstock and three half pearls were adhered in the bottom corner. A knotted length of crinkly seam binding was attached to the bouquet so that it appeared to be keeping it together.
I can't wait to see what my swapmates create for me. I certainly enjoyed my part of the swap...any excuse to stretch my creative wings a little. Thanks for stopping by today. It's always a pleasure to connect with you.
Life is good; so is art.