Monday, May 16, 2011

ATC Fever

I have a long list of crafty items I need and want to make! Do you? Now to find the time.

I have been playing with my alcohol inks this morning, thinking about making some backgrounds for some ATC's.  I made one background that I really liked and decided to make something with it which I will enter both for the current May Hero Arts contest and the new Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday challenge which is to use stickers or rub-ons.

Paper: Glossy white cardstock; K & Co. (patterned paper)
Ink: White Stazon; Versafine Onyx Black; Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Denim, Stream & Aqua)
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Jute; Bead (stash); Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Sticker

I created the background with Denim, Stream and Aqua Alcohol inks and some blending solution on glossy white cardstock.  Next I stamped the rose from the Hero Arts "Two Birds" cling stamp with white Stazon.  I paper pieced the ladybug from the Hero Arts "Antique Engravings" clear set.

I added a little strip of patterned paper from K & Company at the bottom and a bit of Jute plus a black pearl.  And the final touch was the sticker from Cosmo Cricket.  I love what it says, "unique", that is what we all are!

Wishing you a fabulous Sunday! We could not have asked for a more day!

I will however leave you with this personal picture today!  I was not sure whether to cry or laugh on Thursday night!  Take a guess, here is a clue, it involves a 5 year old!!!

14 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Brenda, I love your ATC so pretty in blue and perfect with the ladybird.

I guess thats a small pile of your daughters hair and that she decided to have a go at cutting it herself!! Don't worry they all try to be hairdressers at some stage, my cousins four year old cut most of her long hair off the day before she was due to be a bridesmaid the poor bride couldn't beleive it!!!

It will soon grow back!

walchowDesign said...

Wow! There is a lot of technique involved in this ATC, Brenda! Love the blue bg and the flower! Aww... hope your daughter did not cut too much of her hair!

Tracey said...

FABulous ATC Brenda!!! You have inspired me to try them again!! THANKS :)

AnitaRex said...

Oh no oh no oh no not the hair! I feel for you! I would be crying and probably not over it until it grows back! Please post a pic of her so we can see! I am so curious! I love your ATC it's an absolute beauty! The lady bug looks so real on it!

Tiffany said...

Wow! I LOVE that blue background, Brenda! It's mesmerizing! You're really selling me on alcohol inks now!

Emily Leiphart said...

WOW, you're amazing, Brenda! There's nothing you can't do. Now of course you're enabling me to get alcohol inks, too!!

OMG, LOL!! At least it's just hair and I certainly hope she didn't cut herself with the scissors. It reminds me of the time I cut my sister's bangs right off. My parents were SO mad. I think I was 6 and she was 4. Yikes!! I myself had to deal with my son getting a massive black eye on Saturday night. :(

Dawn said...

Your ATC is so pretty Brenda....but your photo made me laugh.... hope not too much came off... I was very lucky my daughter didn't do this... but I know so many little ones who did!

Lisa said...

I love your ATC ,B . Those alcohol inks really produce such beautiful bgs! Love the simple design and the soft white stamping :)
As for the hair....glad it was you and not me- LOL :) and it wasn't nearly as bad as I had suspected it might be- Whew! Little stinker!

Michelle said...

Hey Brenda! I saw this masterpiece on flickr! It is so beautiful! I love that color blue! You blend beautifully! I can't believe that's your daughters hair...gasp...hopefully it's not too bad!!

susanne said...

I love your ATC Brenda!! I love the way you paper pieced your lady bug! Wonderful piece!! Aren't children the sweetest?! These will be treasured memories!!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful ATC - the ladybird is so cute!
Oooops, hopefully it is not your daughters fringe :p

Giovana said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

Beverly Montez said...

Yikes! I remember one of my daughters doing that to her hair when she was about 4. She cut if above her ear on one side and when she came to the dinner table I thought it was just tucked behind the ear. Seems like just yesterday but she is already in her mid-30's and as far as I know, hasn't done it since!