Sunday, September 10, 2017

Art = Happiness ATC

The Rubber Dance color challenge for the beginning of September pulls colors from a beautiful image of autumn leaves.  My base actually started as something for a completely different project, but it morphed into this ATC.

My base started as Bristol paper covered with Distress ink.

To get the cream color for the challenge, I swiped on some white gesso (the gesso absorbed some of the brown underneath).  After that I scribbled into it while still wet with the pointy end of a paintbrush.  

The flowers (by Rubber Dance) were also colored with Distress inks and white gel pen.  The little grid in the upper right corner is a die cut that I covered with Distress Paint (brass and gold).  Last addition was a bit of green thread and sticker quote.

Thanks for swinging by today.  Check out the Rubber Dance monthly challenge HERE.


  1. This is such a beautiful ATC, Julie. I love the background, and the flowers is wonderful. Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge.
    Hugs, Anita

  2. Great work! Thank you for using our stamps on your ATC. I love the texture and the extra highlight on the flowers. Thank you so much for joining the Rubber Dance Colour Challenge this month. xx Susanne.

  3. Oh this is so beautiful Julie, you've captured the colours so perfectly too
    Thanks for joining us at the Rubber Dance blog
    Donna xx


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