As I was creating cards for OWH, I needed a break, I just wanted to be able to make something small, and quick, and believe it or not, I love ATC's. I just make them for myself, I have never participated in a swap, I do them sometimes as my way of recording different techniques that I have learned and picked up from all you talented people.
Before I left South Africa I made my sister a gift of ATCs that would just remind her of me, and how much I love her! She was also starting out with stamping so I used different techniques on each one, all of them learned from Jennifer McGuire's blog and Thinking Inking videos, and I tried to put a meaningful sentiment on each.
I digress, so, I needed to just make something small, and I was thinking about my husband and how much I truly love him, and this came out of the process:
Paper: Pre-cut ATC (unknown source)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Shipped Sapphire & Vintage Photo Distress Inks, Copic Markers
Stamps: Unity, Stampers Anonymous
Other: White gel pen, gem (Hero Arts), Flower (from my stash)
I first stamped the bird image which comes with the swirl and the lined background, it's such a pretty image (from Unity's KOM). Then in the top left corner I stamped a half border from Stampers Anonymous, and then I also used their Splatter stamp and stamped around the bird.
The sentiment is stamped seperately on Neenah Solar White. I inked up all the edges with Chipped Sapphire and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Lastly I inked up a little white flower with the Chipped Sapphire ink, added a gem, and I also added some white dots with my gel pen here and there.
It's nothing extravagant, but it's what I needed to do right then, and it got me back on track creating for OWH.
I just wanted to share. I hope you are having a great day! My friend Lisa and I are off to go and see The King's Speech this morning, I cannot wait, it looks like such an awesome movie!
See you all later.