Well it is certainly a lovely day this morning. I actually got down onto the allotment and planted my first Garlic bulb out - after re-weeding the onion bed that it was to be planted into. It was absolutely lovely and I wish I had more time to spend down on the allotment - but unfortunately I have things to do around the house today (and these lovely ATC creations to finish making for the competitions).
So here are my recent ATC makes - all based on 'Spring Time' and using peel-offs for the main part of the card.
A floral peel off and a clock peel off were lightly stuck onto white card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Forest Moss was stamped onto acetate and then, using water and a paintbrush, the peel offs were painted over - creating a watercolour like effect. Once the ink had dried the peel offs were removed from the card, leaving a white outline of the image within the inked area. These were trimmed down separately and stuck to a pink card base from papermania cardstock. SPRING was written in biro above the clock to finish the ATC.
This time the clock peel off was stuck to the bottom edge of a cream card base. Using the acetate to create a straight line the ink was painted over the peel off. The peel off was moved and this was repeated, and then moved and repeated again. This left three clock outlines in the ink, as a border along the bottom of the card. Then a green glitter ribbon was added along the bottom, and the bottom edge trimmed with fancy scissors. Another piece of the ribbon was added above the clocks, but with the reverse side showing for a different effect. The flower peel off was again placed gently onto white cardstock, and painted with the ink, before being removed. This was trimmed into a rectangle and layered onto a rectangle of pink card, and then placed on the card base. A 'Just for you' sentiment was added and a pearl stuck to the centre of the sentiment flower to finish off the card.
This ATC will be entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says - Tick Tock
SOS - 3-2-1 (3 colours - 2 images - 1 pearl)
CRAFT - Female
aud senitments - For A Girl
A Creative Romance - BINGO (Pink, Flowers, Pearls)
Catch the Bug - Sketch
This slightly more complex card used a white card base, which was covered with a patterned paper (free with Homemade magazine). A square was cut from this same paper, and added to the centre of the card - reversed to show the dotty side of the paper. The original peel offs were stuck firmly onto white card and trimmed. This was layered onto pink cardstock. The peel offs were coloured in using Aqua Promarkers in Rose Carmine, Fern Green, Celery, Straw Yellow and Flame Red. Spots of Flame Red and Royal Purple were placed in the corners, and blended to create a watercolour border. This layer was added over the centre of the spotty diamond. A Blitter flower was added to the top right, and a layered paper flower with two pale Blitter flowers were added to the bottom left to finish the card.
This ATC is being entered into the following challenges:
Country View - Paper Chase
SweetSketchWed - Daisy Sketch
CraftingbyDesigns - Anything Goes
Papertake Challenge - Make your own Flowers
Promarker - Flowers