Friday, June 28, 2013

A Bright & Cheerful ATC

We have a brand new challenge today on the ATCs With Attitude challenge blog. The theme is Bright and Cheerful which really is an easy one for me since that is my go-to style. I was fortunate to work with this lovely Flower Basket image from Eureka Stamps. I always enjoy colouring flowers...and there are no weeds to pull. Bonus! I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut it, matted it in black for definition, and fussy cut it a second time.

The background was done with Neocolor II crayons over watercolour paper. Once dry, it was stamped with an Inkadinkado script stamp and Coffee Archival ink. Scraps of pink striped, purple dotted, and watercolour paper were layered in a band across the center and at the bottom of the atc. Picked Raspberry Distress ink was used to edge the card and white faux stitching was done over the purple border. The entire atc was matted with brown cardstock. When I am going to do this, I cut the top layer a little smaller than the standard 2.5" x 3.5" size so that when the mat is added, it brings it to the correct size.

The basket image was popped up on foam dots and adhered to the background. A small black dragonfly brad, a pink flower button threaded with brown floss, and a hand cut photo corner were added as the final embellishments.

Thanks for popping by for my second post of the day. If you get a minute, pop by the ATCs With Attitude blog and see the Bright & Cheerful inspiration atcs created by the rest of the DT. be sure to welcome our two new DT members, Vicky and Margaret. We're so happy to have them on board.

Life is good; so is art.


Words and Pictures said...

Wow - definitely bright and cheerful - a basket full of sunshine! Perfect if you wanted to pop it into the Flowers challenge over at Fun With ATCs too!!
Alison x

ParkNSlide said...

That black outline and black mat just adds to making your bright flowers pop off the card. You have a green thumb in your art studio as well as your garden.

NormaJean said...

Your ATC is so Pretty, I love it

Hugs Norma

Anonymous said...

Wow love this Bonnie, so beautiful and such pretty colors. Thank you for a great chasllenge xx

Julia said...

Loving your bright colors!!!