Friday, May 31, 2013

3 Cheers 4U ~ ATCs With Attitude

It's time for another challenge at ATCs With Attitude. I really enjoy making atcs. There's something so fun about the 2.5 x 3.5" size that always inspires me. This fortnight the challenge is to use Neutral Colours on your atcs. That always poses quite a challenge for me because I generally gravitate to vibrant colours...the knock-your-socks-off kind.

I started with a Eureka Stamps image called Cheerleader. Isn't she cute? I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut her. The background started as a plain piece of kraft cardstock. I added Vintage Photo Distress ink through the stars on the TCW Mini Punchinella stencil. Next Titan Buff Golden paint was pounced through the circle portion of the same stencil. Script was stamped with an Inkadinkado stamp and Vintage Photo. More Vintage Photo was applied to the edges. A little doodling was done around the edges and some of the stencilled designs.

The sentiment was computer generated, coloured in with Prisma pencils, inked around with Vintage Photo, and matted with brown cardstock. The sentiment was then popped up on foam tape. The little cheerleader was popped up on foam dots so that she sits higher than the words. A length of brown and white baker's twine was wrapped around the atc and knotted in the front. Phew...I did it! All neutrals :)

This atc is dedicated to all of you who have been sharing my crafty journey with me. A great big thanks and three cheers for you all. Be sure to pop over to the ATCs With Attitude blog so you can see the inspiration provided by the rest of the DT following the Neutral Colours challenge. Come join the fun!

Life is good; so is art.


Words and Pictures said...

That is a great ATC, Bonnie - I love the autumnal neutrals, and the image is so full of life and energy - delicious!
Alison xx

Redanne said...

Hi Bonnie, you may have used neutral colours but the cheerleader really 'pops' off the ATC and looks like she is having lots of fun. Love it! Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous ATC hun, love the colors and great image. Thank you for a great challenge xx

ParkNSlide said...

Only you could make neutral colors cheery!

Tracy said...

LOVE IT!!!!! The way you created the background is fantastic and really sets your little cheerleader off. She's a fun one. You really pack these little squares with so much craftiness Bonnie. Hugs and three cheers for you too!

~ginny said...

One thing I have learned from you is to not be afraid of drawing on my cards... I love Zentangles and I need to find a way to incorporate them into my work. Thank you - you help me "grow"!