Wednesday, September 26, 2012
ATC's For My New 7 Gypsies Artist Printers Tray
I saw this tray in the background when I watched a "How To" Video from Michael's Craft store. The video was explaining a masking technique with rubber stamps. After the video was over it displayed other videos to watch and they had one showing this tray. I watched it and the video explained that the tray was from 7 Gypsies. Of course I had to have one because I thought it was a great way to display ATC's. This also inspired me to make some new ATC's and try some new techniques with inking, layering, and collaging. I managed to create eight ATC's and I have four more to do.
Even though the tray isn't complete, I am loving it. I had so much fun and can't wait to finish it.
I collaged the background using various scrapbook papers. The Marble Yard advertisement came from a bag that I had from an antique store. I cut the little girl from a vintage photo I found on Google. I printed the saying from my computer and colored it with Butterscotch alcohol ink. I used the Tim Holtz Distress tool to grunge up the edges of the card. I then used distress inks over the edges of the card. I added the ribbon, which was originally cream color and sprayed it with some walnut ink. I added the lace at the bottom to finish it off.
I used scrapbook paper and covered the whole card. I stamped the background with a tea cup stamp using the masking technique that was in the Michael's video. The stamp had three tea cups and it was too big to fit on the 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 card. I inked one cup and covered two of the cups with scotch tape, then stamped it on the card. I added Washi tape with music notes. Then I wrote the word "Tea" and filled it in with stripes using a fine point pen and colored it in with a Copic marker. I found the Tea pot and the Tea cup through Google. Again, I distressed the edges with "Tea Dye" Distress ink.
The idea for this came simply because I wanted to use one of the vintage keys in my stash. I did a search on Google looking for antique doors and found this wonderful vintage lock. I collaged the door lock and some scrapbook paper of old newspaper. I stamped the top with a number stamp, distressed the edges with distress inks, added the key and the saying was printed from my computer that was inked with Alcohol ink.
This card just evolved. I didn't have any idea what I wanted to make. I started by using the resist technique with embossing. First, I used a the flourish stamp with embossing ink. Then covered it with green embossing powder and heated it with my heat tool. Then I repeated the process using blue embossing powder and heated it. I added pictures of a bird nest, a bird and a butterfly from my stash and covered the card with walnut distress ink. I added a the flower and leaf that was distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.
This card is very simple. I distressed the card with "Tea Dye" distress ink. I used a pumpkin stamp and a crow stamp. The harvest moon is alcohol ink and outlined with a black marker. I added the words from my computer and covered it with "Faded Blue Jean" ink.
I wanted to use one of my Marie Antoinette pictures and again kept it simple. I added Washi Tape at the bottom, added some feathers and used a button after I cut the shank off.
The inspiration for this one came from a freebie sheet of dresses that was posted from Pinterest. I searched Google images for a torquoise shoe. I sprayed the card with dylusion ink sprays and added a strip of scrapbook paper of old newsprint and distressed the edges of the card. I feel like this card needs more but I have no idea what. Any ideas?
I love this one. I collaged a paper background and was very messy with the glue (completely unintentional). Then I distressed the card using "Tea Dye" distress ink. The glue worked as a resist and added to the distressed look of the card. It was a happy surprise. You can really see it in the upper left corner. The pictures were from my stash. I added the quote and the bronze flower that was a necklace.
I can't wait to make more. I wish I had more free time to play.