...cor blimey and thrice! I have just logged in to post todays...erm... post... and YIKES! It is not my normal bloggy thing, I have been upgraded and I reallllly no likey it! So, if the pics and words are all jumbled up, for once it isn't me! Anyways. Today is the day for me and Ellen to post our latest Recipe challenge. We had a lovely Skypey crafty sesh on Sunday and came up with this recipe:
- Master Board large enough to cut down to 9 ATC's (each ATC is 2.5" x 3.5")
- All 9 ATC's will be mounted on a base (approx 8" x 11") and hung with a "clippy hanger" - you know - a hanger with clips on it!
- Textured background
- Ink sprays
- Hand stamped sentiment
- Tape (washi or other)
- Embellishments of choice
I have shamelessly copied that list from Ellen because I can't read my writing in my book lol Now, I says that I wanted to get that WOW factor. Ellen reckons she didn't get it... I reckon she DID. I reckon I didn't get quite the WOW that I wanted... more of a "oh, that's different" lol
I posted the other day with a WIP pic... here's another one, this one is after I covered everything with ivory paint. It was my intention to take pics every so often during the construction... I even had the camera right next to me... and again, I forgot!
Once the painty layer was dried and I had cut the ATC's, I used Dylusions sprays to get some colour onto the piece. Postbox Red, Fresh Lime and a smidge of Black Marble were used to get a swoosy background. I edged each ATC with Black Dabber to frame the designs and then get a bit over-excited with the embellishing bit.
Thing is, once I had done the spritzing, I kind of lost the definition... it looked ever so flat and boring... so I spread Traditional Tan paint over the pieces, in a "spreading butter on bread" motion, the paint picked up the sprays and changed colour ever so slightly but I like that effect. I used my black Stabilo All pencil to edge around the lumpy bits - so they popped a bit more too.
There's a ton of Prima flowers, lots of metal stuff - trinkets I have collected over the years and always kept for "something special" as well as my fave kind of embellies - Studio 490 Blossom Bucket. I wanted to add loads more embellies but I kind of ran out of room for big stuff... so I hit on the idea of adding butterflies.
These are the new Studio 490 butterfly from Art For You - perfect size for my piece... and I inadvertantly pulled a wing off one of them whilst colouring them... so I used it anyway, he just looks like he is perching for a rest. So, I got all brutal and pulled another wing off... The smidges of bling on the piece were created by spritzing Red Firefly Cosmic Shimmer spray onto the flowers... I love how it gives a really metallic finish without it being too heavy.
I popped the ATC's onto a piece of greyboard I painted with Charcoal Black paint - I wanted a bit of a semi-matte finish to the paint and Claudine Hellmuth's paint range are perfect for this. I coloured a piece of cardstock with Traditional Tan paint and then used Alpha stamps to make a sentiment. My sentiment is from an ancient Tim Holtz woody stamp - one of my faves that I never really use! Check out the clippy hanger! Ellen sent me some of these for my birthday... aren't they just SO cute!
Anyways... that's about it I reckon. I know, there's a lot of pics and a very lot of writing... so, whatcha fink? Over all, I am happy with it... in my head it was going to be blue and green... so where the red came from I have no idea. As ever, thanks for looking... HERE's Ellen's post so you can pop and see her creation too. I am going to hit publish now and am keeping everything X'd that it posts properly. When I am looking where the photo's are, they are all aligned left... and I need them central but after several yonks trying to move them, they keep popping back to the left... I guess I need a lesson in Blogger again! Anyways... Have a good day! TTFN