Tuesday, July 26, 2011

ATC - World Travel

Here is another ATC I made for a monthly ATC swap. The theme for this month was World Travel, and we also needed to use a metal embellishment. I used distress ink in Antique Linen for the background of the card. I then used a stamp from a Recollections travel stamp set, in brown ink. I printed off a vintage looking map from the computer and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo. I added some ribbon and an antique looking brad. I thought it needed a little something else so I found some spiral metal clips I had in my stash to sort of balance out the "metal" on the card. Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Twilight Canvas

Ok, according to the tracking number, my canvas that I sent Vicki was delivered earlier today! I really hope you like it! Now, I can post a picture of the entire canvas!!! This started out as literally a blank canvas (haha..). I used acrylic paint in red, black, and white. I tried to just swirl it around with a piece of plastic, but it was blending all together and turning almost a brownish/black color. So, I just sponged some more red over the entire canvas. I like how the painted canvas turned out and almost didn't want to add anything to it! Then, I added some glitter paint over the whole canvas to make it glittery because it looked just slightly dull. Next I added some craft mesh. I modge podged it to the canvas (got very messy!) and then hot glued the corners on the back to secure it. I added some ribbon, then the quote and picture. Around the quote and picture (which I mounted on cardstock since they were printed off) I put a "stickle frame". Once all that was dry, I sprayed 3 coats of acrylic sealer.  This also gave it a sort of glossy finish. Then I just added some flowers and a few Tim Holtz embellishments.  I think it turned out pretty good, and I can't wait to get mine from her in a day or two!