Wednesday, March 2, 2011

An ATC for a Change

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.


Jennifer said...

Beautiful card!!! LOVE that image and sentiment!! I need to ink up my new Unity stamps!! (=

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful ATC - these colors are always wonderful together and your splotchy background adds a lovely vintage feel!

Dawn said...

what a perfect little piece of artwork Brenda. It is just awesome. Hope you enjoyed the movie,.. I think it is one of the best I've seen for quite some time!!!!

Alice Wertz said...

you are a sweet sister, Brenda! gorgeous ATC!! fabulous techniques and stamping! love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Brenda! Whenever I get a chance, I enjoy reading your blog.

Such a sweet gift to give to your sister. I'm sure she treasures it.

AND this ATC is filled with lots of wonderful stamping, and such a perfect sentiment. Love the colors. Beautiful job!


rkramadh said...

Thanks to you, I found Jennifer McGuire's blog and thinking inking videos. You are so kind to mention them, many don't credit that way and share the resources. You have made so many beautiful cards, it's taking me much time to peruse and learn from you. You are very talented and super fast it looks like :)