Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Splitcoast atcs

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.


ParkNSlide said...

Love that dapper monkey man...he's ready for a night on the town. Your Black Magic technique is so elegant. Looks like a black velvet painting...the colors glow.

Redanne said...

Your first ATC made me smile (very widely), the image is so cute and I love how you used the cabinet shape. The second is wonderful, I love JOFY stamps and really like how you stamped onto black card, it makes the colours stand out so well.....gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

Tracy said...

SO COOL! I started giggling the minute I saw Mr. Chimp and then began to really appreciate his construction after reading your description. Love it! The black magic card is just as amazing. I think I played with that technique a bit a while back. It really looks great. Your cards will be great for the swap. Hugs!

Janis Lewis said...

These are both amazing. I love the first one's images and elements. I can not believe you fussy cut the gentleman and car. WOW! There's no way I could have done that. Beautiful!

Words and Pictures said...

The black magic technique is really cool, but the chimp is the showstopper for me - what a joy of an ATC!! Fantastic makes, Bonnie!
Alison xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

SO FUN and SO COOL!!! He is adorable and I love those quirky PA flowers!