Friday, 15 August 2008

Graphicus Guild June ATC Swap

I'm trying really hard to catch up on my posts even though I should be catching up on my ironing...LOL! Anyway, these are the two ATCs I made for June's Graphicus Guild swap. The first one is untitled and I used a Glimmer Mist background stamped with an image from Elusive Images 'A Thing of Beauty' themeplate using chalk ink pads to stamp and the same pads and a blending brush to colour the image in. I then covered the image with a strip of fine mesh. I attached a thin strip of the Glimmer Mist basecard to the right side edge with pearl brads.

The wrap is made from a piece of ivory pearlised card, embossed with a Cuttlebug background design, then brushed over both front and back with a selection of chalk ink pads. Finally the sentiment from the same themeplate as before was stamped onto a scrap of the base card, the edges torn and inked and some fibres tied to the left side 'hinge'.

This second ATC is titled 'Pocket Full of Posies' and again I used a Glimmer Mist base card. I used a piece of anaglypta washed over with Moonshadow Inks (must try this with Glimmer Mists) to fashion a little pocket with expanding pleats at each side.
The chipboard paisley embellishment was made at Glenda Waterworth's (Graphicus) Glimmer Mist workshop earlier this year. As usual with my terrible memory, I can't remember what we used but I think it was Adirondak paint dabbers.
I stamped four flowers from Elusive Images Big Flowers themeplate and coloured them in with chalk inks and blending brush, cut them out and shaped the petals a little. I layered and attached two over a scrap of mesh onto a Glimmer Mist tag and attached one to the ATC base and one to the pocket. Finally finished off the tag with some fibres and put the tag in the pocket.

1 comment:

stamp and scrape said...

I love both of these items - being a great fan of glimmer mist and elusive images! You've made a lovely job of them - the blues are divine!

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