I thought that I would give a mini artwork a try and make an ATC (Artist Trading Card). Generally I work much bigger than this so it was actually a challenge for me. I tried to be less planned and to free myself up a bit too and just ‘go for it’. I was quite pleased with my bright and cheery landscape.
The Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Wed) for this week is ‘anything goes’ – so I have entered this one.
How it was done:
- I cut the ATC from a scrap of mount board and covered with white gesso to prime.
- I cut the flowers from recycled packaging and a punch and edged them with black pen to enhance. I layered up the flowers and then dunked them into molten UTEE to create the glossy flower embellishments. Finished with a sparkly sequin.
- I stamped the sun with StazOn and drew the abstract landscape with a marker. I coloured using watercolour pens and a damp brush.
- I added some texture using paste through the stencil and plus a bit of acrylic paint. When dry I rubbed over some of the areas with Gilding Wax.
- I edged the ATC with black marker to frame and added some sparkle over the sun and clouds.
- I finished with some Glossy Accents over the sun and rays.
- Country Views stamp set from Chocolate Baroque
- Texturised Stencil (Crafters Workshop)
- Scrap mount board, recycled multi-coloured card packaging
- StazOn Inkpad (Jet Black)
- Acrylic paint (turquoise)
- Gesso (White)
- Acrylic texture paste (Pebeo)
- Fine tipped marker (black)
- Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Pens
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen (Clear Overlay)
- Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
- Melt pot (or small foil food dish and heat gun to melt UTEE)
- Pebeo Gilding Wax (Silver)
- Glossy Accents
- Tonic Petal Pairs Punch
- Sizzix BigZ die to cut ATC (Artist Trading Card 2.5 X 3.5 inch)
Fabulous ATC! Love the great texture and colors!! Wonderful work!
Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Thank you so much for the lovely comment x