Good Morning Crafters ! Happy Mother's Day !
If you are looking for my Blog Candy post please go here: Blog Candy Draw is May 17th.
I've been distracted from card making lately as I've been busy with other activities including working in the gardens.
I 'met' a nice friend (also named Shirley) through the Chocolate Baroque Forum. See my side bar for a link, it's similar to Paper Planet. Shirley suggested that we swap ATC's (artist trading card) when I admired ATCs that she posted on the Forum and asked how she created them. So of coarse I agreed but I'm not experienced at creating ATC's.
Below is the ATC I mailed to Shirley
The background was created from Tombow markers, water & salt. I have lots of left overs here. I stamped one of the flowers from the Chocolate Baroque Fantasy Meadow set and embossed with a metallic power. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft Life Sentiments set which was stamped with Cocoa Dye Ink.
And below is the beautiful ATC that I received from Shirley ! It's like a mini-painting I love it !
She explained her technique for the background: "I did lots of blending with distress inks on an A4 piece of card, then I misted water into my hand & then flicked it on, Last but not least I put a small amount of perfect pearls into a mini mister with some water shook it up to mix & then sprayed that onto background & dried with heat gun" Obviously she then added the tree & bird stamps (also from Chocolate Baroque) to create the scene !
That's all for today. I hope to be back later in the week with a card or two. I have some cool looking texture stamps from Designs by Ryn that I'm anxious to get inked up !
Thanks for your visits & have a great week !