Sunday, April 25, 2010

2 Post Sunday...Blogger Challenge & Fun with ATC's



I suppose there is a better way to do this, but I don't know how to present 2 different challenges in 1 post other than just do it....so, I'm posting the Bloggers Challenge group first and then if you are here for the Fun with ATC's challenge, you'll have to scroll down for it.


Bloggers Challenge this week is using color - Orange, Blue and Moss. This went easy for me (versus layouts which really challenge the heck out of me)!

I wanted to stay with the vintage look of the image, so I used the Fossilstone tech from the TJNL on plain paper (rather than glossy), so a lot of the ink was absorbed....but I like the look. This adorable stamp is from the Artistic Outpost Adventure plate. I added the green with a colored pencil, and put a piece of mica over the glass window that I slightly colored with alcohol ink. The funnest part was adding the grunge paper "call me" to the Tim Holtz memo pin! Don't forget to check out what the other BC gals did this week, just click on the BC buttom on my side bar.
I haven't had a chance to play in the Fun with ATCs challenge for a couple of weeks now, so I thought I'd get one done. I'm not especially happy with my challenge, but here it is anyway. I found it extremely difficult to get "all this layout" on a little piece of canvas....and I'm just not a layout person to begin with! Kind'a Plain Jane.....stamps used are from Endless Creations, The Artistic Stamper and Just for Fun. Thanks to all who stopped by......hugz



18 comments:

Tami Black said...

This is such a cool card -- there's so much going on, I'm not sure where to look first! Love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your bloggers challenge piece- all of the details are wonderful! Your ATC is great- it is a great challenge to 'stretch you. isn't it???

Barbara said...

Gerrie....how fun! I would NEVER have taken you for a "plain Jane!" Your cards always have so much interest...and these are no exceptions!! You made our color challenge this week look easy!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great use of the BC colors wonderful vintage look! Your right that's a lot of art to put on an ATC, turned out great though!

BarbaraW said...

Gerrie, Another winner. This was a great use of that Artistic Outpost stamp. I love how you "vintaged" the image. Fossilstone is a great technique for that. Your atc is awesome too.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These turned out great Gerrie! Such wonderful pieces of art! Love your vintage style! I wish I could do that! :D

tonistamps said...

I love that little pin Gerrie! Great background too.

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh I love the image you used on your BC challenge card. It looks great with those colors.

Connie said...

Great job with the ATCs...very vintage looking!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fun technique to use for this challenge. Love the vintage look that you got in both your ATC and the BC project!

Basement Stamper said...

both are really cute, but I love the BC card. The call me is perfect!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh great ..both pieces are fantastic!

Thank you verry much for taking part on our Challenge # 7 over on Fun with Atcs Challenge Blog!

cbee said...

You've done a great job! I must admit that I've found the sketch difficult, too!
Thank you very much for taking part in our challenge at fun with ATcs!
Hugs, Caro

rumpelwibschstilzchen said...

This is great, I like both art works from you
and I love your ATC! I never made an ATC with the help of a sketch before too, but that's what a challenge is about *lol*
you have done a great job!

Thanks for joining us at Fun with ATCs

*hugs*

sheryl said...

Great cards, Gerrie! I like the fossil technique on regular card stock--cool look!

Lori said...

Love your ATC's! The details you included in each of them are fabulous.

Chrissy D said...

Gerrie - these are both gorgeous cards! Love the way you combined the color combo!

Connie Paxman said...

wow Gerrie...I missed these cards..ATC's...I always love your work..it is so interesting and with dimension..
connie paxman