Sunday, September 11, 2011
A Little Sparkle
Being Sunday I am also posting a ATC for my guest DT spot over at StempelTräume Challenge Bog. Their challenge this week is to create an ATC card. I can't tell you how challenging that was for me. I have never had to create something so small and try to be artistic at the same time. I am usually at DP kind of person the last few years and always pull out my Copics and color an image. When I looked at ATC cards created by other talented people I knew I would hve to think outside the box and push my creative comfort zone. This is what I came up with in the end after many other tries at working on my creation.
First I found the size an ATC should be 21/2 x 31/2. I decided that I should work with colors I love so that wasn't another obstacle for me. I tried a few techniques that I use to love like shaving cream, polished stone and stamping a background with ink. None of them looked great in a small space. I made a winter card for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge last week so all my winter punches and snowflake embellishments were out in my stamping area and that's when the idea to punch out a few snowflakes then stick them down with a glue dot and sponge around them with some wintry pastel colors to give a snowy effect for the background, it still need something so I spritzed it with my shimmer spray. I am not sure if an ATC is suppose to have a frame but I couldn't resist giving it one so I trimmed it down so the finished card was still the correct size after I mounted it on colored cardstock. All that was left was to stamp a saying and add a few snowflake embellishments to finish it off. I really like the finished project, I took a close-up picture so you could see all the shimmer and sparkle on the card. What do you think, will it pass as an ATC card?
Please be sure to check out all the other fabulous creations the other talented ladies created to inspire you this week, then make your own and play along with us!
Here care some other fantastic challenges that fit my creation
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #16-Autumn Colors or Favorite Embellishments-I did favorite embellishments, besides flowers snowflakes are some of my favorites, I have buckets full of all different kinds and sizes!
Alphabet Challenge-P for Pretty Pastels
Stamp-n-Doodle Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge #49-Make yourself Uncomfortable
Crafty creations Challenge #135-Anything but square
Creative Card Crew Challenge-Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge #81-Anything but a card
DYSU Challenge #36-Texture, I did it with glitter, jewels, shimmer spray and embellishments
Gingerloft Challenge #24-Create A sky, I did a snowy sky
I Did It Creations Challenge #72-Anything goes
Speedy the Cat's Challenge #72-Use a punch, I used different snowflake punches to make my background
One Stitch At A time Challenge #79-Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #61-Picture Inspiration
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #151-Inspired By A Song, Let It Snow
Stamp Something Challenge-Anything Goes To Say Good-Bye
The Crazy Challenge August Christmas Challenge-Anything Christmas
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #62-Anything but a card
Woodware USA Challenge #42-Anything Goes
ATC Challenge Blog Challenge #10- Anything Goes or something that represents you
These are a fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them!
Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.