Wednesday, 24 September 2008

An ATC: Special and Blue!


I've made this ATC for two challenges - firstly for Florrie's ATC Challenge on Craft Swap Forum and also for the My Time to Craft challenge this week. The MTTC theme is to use only blue (plus a bit of white) and the CSF theme is 'Something Special' - to use a stamp, materials or techniques special to you. I certainly had some special inspiration for this piece from the excellent tutorial by Dan on ink blending, and I was dying to try out my new Tim Holtz ink blenders bought at Archiver's during my holiday. I used three different shades of blue Distress Inks for the background, and then spattered on some water drops (having masked off the circle for the moon first). The stamp of the seagulls was bought in a little shop near Lake Michigan - so it is a lovely reminder of a very special holiday.
Even though I used a stamp positioner, I had great problems getting the quote down the left hand side straight! This was my third attempt and it is still not exactly parallel with the edge of the card!! Oh well, I can always use the 'failed' attempts on next week's Make a Moo challenge which is on the theme of 'wings' (but don't tell anyone).

13 comments:

Cathy said...

Stunning - I love the ruler details and that little bird.
Cathy xx

made by fifi said...

fab angela - thank you for taking part in the MTTC challenge this week xx

Lesley said...

Great atc, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Phree said...

Lovely ATC!

Mee said...

FAB BG effect. Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge :o) Jo x

SammieJay said...

This really is something special. The bird is too cute and the ruler is very unexpected with its letters rather than numbers!
SammieJay

Virginia said...

Wonderful..

Liverpool Lou said...

Lovely ATC :)
Anne x

Dawne said...

beautiful xxxx

carolann said...

Fantastic atc and the image is so sweet xxxxx

Sue said...

What a clever ATC - love it ...

Sharon said...

Fab ATC.
Sharon

Jenny said...

Ganz süß.Gefällt mir sehr gut.