Friday, June 22, 2012

Pink Saturday and ATC's

span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">Happy Pink Saturday to everyone, looking forward to visiting majority of the blogs linking up and hope you will visit here.

Tuesday and Wednesday of this past week I spent in an ATC making frenzy with my youngest daughter, Kerri and my step-mom.  We were creating ATC's to swap at the 20th annual STAMPAWAY CONVENTION here in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 3rd.

The story behind "DIVE INTO SUMMER" is:  this was originally a 5" x 7" art journal page.  I liked it so much that I decided to copy it at 50%, so perfect ATC size of 2.5" x 3.5"  The original page I created the background using glimmer green, ocean blue and a lavender purple mix.  Next I applied the seagrass magazine clippings and the rhinestone seahorse.  The lovely little mermaid is an image from Saturated Canary by Krista Smith, which on the original did not have the glitter effect.  I gave the entire page a coat of glimmer modge podge.  After I made the copy I reapplied the glimmer modge podge, and cut out the images of the mermaid and seahorse which I have "raised" using foam pop dots.  I applied iridescent Stickles to the mermaid to really make her stand out an used H2O white paint for "pearls" in her hair.  The bottom of the card I applied a mixture of green Flock and copper glitter for the ocean floor. I wrote DIVE INTO SUMMER in a wavy motion to simulate the ocean waves.

This is 'Bon Voyage" which I made by making a partial copy of a piece of scrapbook paper I had, applying to an ATC blank card.  Next I stamped Bon Voyage in black ink and used clear embossing powder on it. The bird is from my Cricut machine an I had cut it out of white cardstock, then I used Ditto blue glimmer spray on it and backed it with black cardstock.  The branch is  also from my Cricut machine.  The birdcage is from a piece of scrapbook paper which I clipped out and used H2O gold paint on.  The butterfly is from a hand punch that I applied iridescent Sprinkles to. Both the bird and birdcage are raised with pop dots an I finished the card off with walnut Cats Eye ink for the edging.

I am So PROUD of Kerri, this was her original concept, I just helped fine tune it a little.  She came up with the green scrapbook paper for the background an used a piece of decorated acetate for the topper - she was going to frame the card completely with it, but that turned out to be "overkill".  She still liked the idea of framing, so after picking out an anime image she decided to "frame" her. She also added the little piece of music then asked me, "what else?"  We decided on the Tim Holtz tissue tape to edge it and the two little flowers and pink rhinestones to bring out more of the pink on her.

This one is also by Kerri, who happens to LOVE Halloween.  I had that wonderful spiderweb rubbestamp which she wanted to use.  First she used charcoal chalk on the ATC blank then stamped the web in black - she has since decided she will clear emboss the webs on the other cards - and she settled on this anime sketch. Kerri said she was pretty but looked a little "evil" too. She stamped the 3 spiders and used the red pearls to "highlight" them an also added the red pearls to the top and bottom.  A gold pearl as an earring finishes the card.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Pink Saturday and make sure you visit others at

If you will be in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 3rd, come to the Sahronville Convention Center off of I -75 for the BEST stamp convention in the country an if you get there before they open at 9 am, you may find me outside waiting to get in an swapping these cards!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

New Art Journal Page

This page started out with a background of an art journal page from a magazine, there was a little text and some watercolors used, they appealed to me and got me inspired to create.

I added som paint of my own here an there, more like a whitewash, then added the piece of Washi tape down the middle and hand wrote: "Some days it's hard to get creative with an art" then used the word Journal I clipped from a magazine.  Used a clothing tag on top that i cut into a banner flag shape - which also served to get rid of writing on it not pertinent. I also whitewashed the tag, outlined the star and added the magazine clipped word. Used some DITTO red ink spritz in the center an below that a cigar "ring" with a fleur-de-lis on top and some paper buttons on the bottom, one with a safety pin through it.  This page came together slower than I had hoped, had some creative "blockage" going on, but finally finished it.
Time to work on another one!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Art Journal Page and Pink Saturday

Its Pink Saturday an I'm here to share my newest art journal page...

I used shimmer modge podge on the background and tried to do some masking with the fleur-de-lis and red DITTO spray - didn't come out exactly how I'd hope, but its ok, worked with it.  Added some pink Ditto spray up above, an washi tape, eiffel tower die cut, some anime images, silver sharpie and inked the edges. I also used parts of an old theater ticket for the center.

close up of the top of the page

close up of the bottom of page

Thanks for stopping by, please visit others' blogs who are joining in Pink Saturday over at Beverly's blog

Have a fun - pink Saturday!