Monday, July 19, 2010

Bloom & Grow

At the Fun with ATC's challenge it's Flowers on your ATC. I choose to use this great stamp from Artistic Outpost's Bloom and Grow plate.

I wanted to play around with some crepe paper I just picked up, so I cut crepe papers flowers using my Nestie flowers die. What I was trying to achieve was dimension. I sprayed them with colorwash and when dry, I stamped each of the marigolds on them. I then mixed some of Claudine's yellow paint with some of her Perfect Medium and painted the base flower. I smooshed the crepe flower into the paint/PM stuff and crunched up the flower a bit for dimension. I waited for that layer to dry, and then did it again. Finished the flower off with a scrap piece of TSS metal in the middle and added some color into the background. I put my ATC onto a piece of Sanded Core'dination's, a tech from the TJNL, and finished my card.

Thanks for stoppin'........hugz

18 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovley! Wonderful dimension on the flowers, great use of the ATC!

rumpelwibschstilzchen said...

this is so great!
i love reading, how you did this perfect piece of art!
thanks for playing along at Fun with ATCs!

*hugs*

leenda said...

Love this Ms. Grunge! Beautifully done!

Aino said...

What a wonderful ATC. Great yellow flowers, I love it.

Basement Stamper said...

I love the use of the crepe paper for the flowers-very cute!

Hels Sheridan said...

Lush lush lush... loving those marigolds hunny... have a great day x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the dimension that the flowers add to your artwork, love the colour too. Wonderful piece of art. Tracy Evans x

BarbaraW said...

Gerrie, you are incredible. What a great idea and the card looks so you! Beautiful.

2amscrapper said...

I love how you made those great flowers--wonderful ATC

JeanFB said...

What fun! I've been playing with crepe paper lately, too (of course, haven't posted a thing, LOL!). These flowers are so shabby chic and gorgeous!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is so pretty!

Jennie said...

gorgeous dimensions :)
Hugs xx

Lori said...

WOW! I LOVE this! Those flowers are just spectacular!

Patty from FL said...

I love them! So "vintagey".

cbuswell said...

love the flowers, really nice color too!

Netty said...

Such a fab idea Gerrie it all looks terrific, love it. Annette x

Terry said...

Well I thought I had already left you some hugs here! Love what you did with the flowers. Cool use of an ATC!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow fantastic ..thanks for playing along at Fun with ATCs!


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