Tuesday, 2 February 2016
An ATC ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I really hope that Storm Henry has finished, we thought one of the trees were going to break through the roof at one point. Anyways I did get some time to have a little play and so happy that I did because today here is an ATC I created especially for several challenges …
Such a lovely scene that nearly ended up in the bin!
You can't see the shimmer straight on
Taking my photo's at odd angles now and then does capture some of the shine!
I love my Spectrum Noir mediums!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Ring out the Old, Bring in the New: Spectrum Aqua pens & Stencil
Country View Crafts Challenge Make Your Own Background
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge Anything Goes
The background was one of my Spectrum Noir AquaTints experiments. I was trying to create a Northern Lights sky but it hadn’t worked because I was too heavy handed with the black AquaTints (Essentials set).
Before throwing the A5 card in the bin I took another looked and realised that I could use a section of it. So happy I was able to retrieve some of it and really happy with the steps I took to finish it. Once I had cut the ATC from the card I used my paintbrush I used one my watercolour paintbrushes to splatter water onto the sky and then I used a bit of kitchen towel to remove some of the ink and I heat the card before attaching one of my Sheena Douglass stencils. I used a green from the Spectrum Noir Aqua pens to create trees. The ones I created on the RHS have blurred away as the watercolour brush was too wet, live and learn. I used a little of the silver SNAT to add a little shimmer to the stars. I rifled through my stash and located a couple of stamped and coloured hot air balloons and glued them to my ATC, done!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Claritystamp: small and mini hot air balloon
Stencil: Sheena Douglass stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: heat tool; paintbrushes; pipettes; pot of water
Card Paper: Crafter’s Companion Centura Pearl White Gold Accents; white card snippets
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge & Essentials
Spectrum Noir Aqua pen
Collall all purpose glue