Today's challenge is to make another three ATCs. Yesterday I made a huge mess dragging out rubber stamps and inks and tons of other stuff. So today I just grabbed some random stamps and paper, sometimes it helps having fewer choices. I can't find my Jim Holtz die cuts! I had such a cool idea! After a rest I will look again. Now to look through my bag of stuff. My bag of stuff contains the scraps and pieces left over from other projects. When I make something using clipart I fill the page with images to print. It feels horrible just to print out one image and waste cardstock. So that saves me time later and I have images I use a lot of so it works great. Even though I shake a lot some days, I'm very good at cutting, the trick is to move the paper and not the scissors. So clip art is a major source of inspiration.
ATC # 4
Got out a card that I cut from watercolor paper and made sure it fit in a card sleeve. Learned to do that yesterday, don't trust you've cut the card perfectly. Then I cut some lace that I got at the fabric dollar store. Clipped the netting around the fabric edge. I decided not to use the edge and instead arranged the lace motif on the card and glued it down. While I waited for the card to dry, I started playing with what I wanted to add to it. I needed to glue the edges of the card again. The lace came out rather well. So I found a beautiful flower whose name I cannot spell. It is pale pink which I thought would look nice. But it didn't, that is collage for you, never know what will work until you try! At this point I gave up and just sat cutting out bits and pieces. Then I realized I was drawn to certain colors and shapes. So it occurred to me to try a central theme and color and make the ATCs as a group. I went to the Gutenberg Project and
downloaded Alice in wonderland images. Narrowed it down to one image and started playing again. I cut some of the Alices and tore others. The image was a sepia kind of color so I colored two images with colored pencils. Then I cut some BoBunny paper (black and white) for the background. Pasted an Alice down and then I used the flower I cut out earlier, still can't spell its name. Next I put a rose rub on over the whole image. This is what it looks like.
ATC # 5
First I glued another BoBunny (black and white) background to another card. Glued a large moth from the Mariposa card pack. Colored Alice so she has red hair and a light blue dress. Glued Alice on top so she has wings. Gave her a crown made from a rose bush from another picture in the book. This is a lot like the angels and fairies that people like to make but still cute. I may take and use Stickles on her later.
ATC # 6
Was a happy accident. I took a section of a die cut flower and folded it over a card and it looks cool. So I glued it on the card. Colored it green on the parts that were white. Colored other parts green also. Next I glued textured vellum over the card. This caused the card to fade and the texture is cool but didn't show on the scan. Then I glued a clock over that and Alice on top. Cut the rosebush to be a bouquet for Alice to hold. Again has been done to death but cute.
The project is complete and now that I've had some practice I'm ready for the swap!