Wednesday, November 2, 2011

and NOW for something completely DIFFERENT...

HA!!! I'm done basically done with Halloween, but I will say Happy Day of the DEAD!

It felt really good to make something NOT Halloween related last night. here it is:


an ATC. It was a challenge to create ANYTHING using a part or all of a "master board" made by Helga from ARTchix Studios, on her blog. I used 2 circles from one side of the board, and  the word "Happy" that was in hand drawn Pennants on the other half of the master board, which said altogether "Happy B day" I cut each letter out individually and glued them to the man, after inking. (see below)  I already have a plan for the main image on the other side. The embossed man on the thin dark gray card stock was rec'd as a RAK. I glued that to chipboard.  I glued down the compass circle, then used my Ripe Persimmon distress ink, all around the edges and on the man, and of course as I was using it DTP, it got elsewhere which was fine with me.  I then added some of the Seedless Preserves distress ink on the man.  I then buffed the whole thing with a dry paper towel. The other circle was cut in half. the blue half I glued to the upper right side, kind of like a cloud. I trimmed off some of the floral side and glued that to the umbrella. I put the word "Dance" on it, then furiously looked through the few book pages I had handy for the words "Rain" and "Shine". They were not to be found. I made my own with a very fine point Faber-Castell micro tip pen.
when all were glued down I used the Gathered Twigs distress ink, on  a bit of paper towel and smear it on the words, and then I used a dry paper towel to quickly rub some off. I added a bit of light blue German scrap to the top and bottom to match the "Happy" pennant pieces and cloud.

(a note to some arty friends: you were right  :) I LOVE these Limited edition distress inks, glad you talked me into them!)

I give you "Rain or Shine"


7 comments:

Steph said...

really cool Susan, I love the colors. I've been tempted by those distress inks but haven't made the leap yet

Mina said...

This is so lovely and the colors are simply magical!

Toriz said...

Sounds like you were having fun with that one! :)

Hope you're feeling better.

P.S. I gave you an award.

Laura B said...

Beautiful! Looking at it makes me happy.:)

DonnaMundinger said...

Yeah, I'll bet it was a refreshing change. This is fabulous, Susan! xxD

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Beautiful ATC Susan!!! I love the TH folder that you used! And your inking is so yummy!!! Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you are feeling a bit better!!!

~Lady B~ said...

Looks fabulous!