Friday, 26 February 2010

Butterfly ATCs and Embossed Letters

These  ATCs are for a Butterfly themed Asian swap I'm entering. The backgrounds are from spare card produced, after going mad blasting alcohol Inks with an air duster last week. Once I start playing with that I can't stop as it's such good fun and so I end up with a stash of lovely spare cards ready to use for projects. I cut out the butterflies and raised up just the tops of their wings with sticky pads.                                  My Tim Holtz book arrived today far quicker than expected along with all the art materials that were offered with it. Good service from QVC. I'm really pleased with the offer after an initial quick flip through it and will enjoy reading it fully. I love the Distress Stickles clear Rock Candy and I used it on the butterfly wings. Although it doesn't show up in the picture it gives a lovely subtle crystal glaze which I think I'll use often.
CHIPBOARD LETTERS
These letters will  spell the names of my three little grand daughters. I coloured them with embossing inks of various shades, carefully dropping and mixing small amounts of powder onto the heated letters, and love the finished effect. I haven't yet decided what to make from them. Maybe door names with each letter on a small tag. I just got carried away decorating them all.


11 comments:

Lynne K said...

Your ATCs are absolutely beautiful! I love the backgrounds (must try that!) and the butterflies. And I'm sure your granddaughters will be delighted with their letters.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Love your letters and your butterflies are to die for! Lovely work.

Tinkertaylor said...

Stunning ATCs and fab backgrounds

Dotpat said...

Love your ATC's Jo,

The Paper Princess said...

Your ATCs are just gorgeous, Jo - I love the theme and the beautiful colors!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

hazel said...

Beautiful ATCs Jo, I love them.
xxx Hazel.

Shannon said...

I was blog hopping tonight and I stumbled upon your blog luckily. I am head over heels in love with these ATCs. I can't tell you how much I love these. You know what one of the things I like best about them is? I've never seen any other ATCs like them before, which is very refreshing. Very original and extremely beautiful. I'm really glad I found your blog, I'm going to add it to my favorites so I can check back often. Take care! P.S. Glad you took advantage of Tim's visit over there. He happens to live about an hour and half from my house. But unfortunately I can't just drop on over to his house for technique lessons or anything. But I love him too, who doesn't really? http://SaturdayVille.blogspot.com

dizzy said...

Jo i love your atc swaps they are gorge i cannot wait to se wht you make with the girls names as they already look fab i got my book n stuff on thursday and love it ive not been keen on the distress stickles but i got to say i love the rock candy 1 and will have to buy more hugs jayne xxxx

Evelyn S. said...

These are glorious....the ATCs---and the chipboard letters: wow! I want to try the additions you made to the air-blasted alcohol inks! Thanks for the inspiration.

Dana C (KyStamper) said...

Love your Asian/butterfly ATCs, Jo !!

Winged said...

I like your style very much! The colours are great! And I'll try to repeat the letters technique - but I doubht I can make such a vivid colours.