|The Garden Artist ATC|
I love the quote by Oscar de la Renta. It seemed perfect for my swapping partner who is not only a gardener but a creator of some great looking art as well.
I knew I wanted multiple layers in greens. The base is patterend paper that has a repeated pattern of lettuce in olive green. Next came stencils: green dots (Distress paint), numbers (Distress ink), diamonds (Distress ink). I'm going through a bit of a shiny phase and couldn't resist rubbing some green Stickles over the whole thing.
The flower was created using colored strips of a dictionary page which I glued onto cardstock. Originally they were a blue, pink, purple mix but the color was too light so I added purple over the whole thing. I held back and only applied a dab of purple Stickles on a the smaller flower dots.
On a slightly different note, total rookie maneuver yesterday. I made a bunch of ATCs for a big swap and forgot to take pictures. Totally bummed as I know I'll forget what I did later and they were all totally different. C'est la vie...live and learn...yada yada yada. But here are some that I haven't shared yet here.
|Alone in The City ATC|
|City Lights ATC|
|The Concrete Jungle ATC|
|Learn to Surf ATC|
|Call it Art ATC|
|Mushroom Mishap ATC|
|Boil & Bubble ATC (for Glittery Halloween swap)|
Okay. Time to step away from 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces of paper. My house is a mess. My children barely recognize this crazed person with bits of glitter in her hair and ink-stained fingers.
Thanks for stopping by today!