Sunday, May 12, 2013

ATC once more, with Texture

One of the fun blogs I've been following of late is Alison's Words and Pictures. She has a wonderful artistic sense and is quite active in a lot of challenges! A couple times now I've seen her designs for the Fun with ATC's  challenges. The current challenge is #87 - Texture. Since it seems I've been doing quite a few of these lately and I am a BIG fan of texture, I decided to see what I could come up with.

I started with Neocolor watercolor crayons in green, a couple of shades of yellow, a blue, and fuscia. In 21 Secrets I am taking a great class with Terri Kahrs and she uses baby wipes to blend the crayons. With several layers you can get some intense color. Since I am still pining away for spring up here in Alaska I decided to take a summery approach to things.

I used the white Wendy Vecci's molding paste with some light green paint mixed into it, and applied it to a Crafter's Workshop bamboo stencil. I am a new convert to the molding paste - it's so much softer and fluffier than anything I've used before... pretty fun.

That was layer number two. The butterfly has been floating around my desk for sometime now - it needed a home - and a body. I used a variety of embossing powders on a Tim Holtz pen nib, with a final coat of Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing power. I love this stuff! It has some glitter in it and it adds a nice sparkle to whatever you apply it to.

The final layer was this lovely sentiment I came across recently on something from Artchix Studio. And since texture was the name of the came, I layered on a little glossy accents on top just to make it stand out a little more.

ATC's are such a fun size to work with. They make great magnets, you can pop them on cards, or actually use them for trading. If you haven't given them a try - I highly recommend it. They're quick and fun. Enjoy!


  1. Sara...your textural ATC is awesome! I love the sentiment and how you've "embossed" it with the Glossy Accents. I also really like the Asian feeling of the green bamboo stencil. Don't you just love Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste? Your butterfly is really cool. I love the multi color embossed pen nib body. Very pretty card. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you have a wonderful week. <3 Candy

  2. Ooh, so cool, Sara! Love the light green of the bamboo, and the embossing on the pen nib is just fabulous... Thanks so much for the shout out, and thank you for sharing this fantastic ATC with us at Fun With ATCs!
    Alison x

  3. Aha, I'm hoping my name is under yours at WOYWW for the ATC day. I've never made one and don't know much about them but I will definitely be researching in preparation for that day. Yours is something else, and I mean that in a complimentary way.

  4. Lovely texture and a beautiful butterfly. Well done ;o) Thanks for joining us at FwATCs. Suzanne

  5. Absolutely stunning! Fab butterfly! I'll have to try embossing metals they turn out so cool.! Hugs


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