Thursday, March 5, 2009

ATC Beauty

What fun to play along with Kim Hughes' challenge today on SCS. She challenged us to create ATC cards. These little works of art are on a small 2.5"x3.5" canvas. I found that creating in this size it is ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS.
So here is a close shot of some of the "details".
My flower is doubled, this way I could roll up the top flower to give dimension. I stitched on my sentiment which was stamped with the aged sheet music scrapblock in red and the tiny sentiment with the sassy petites from Cornish Heritage Farms. I topped off the sentiment using the red tiny twinks from Taylored Expressions.

Here is a full view shot. I started with kraft paper. Stamped my sheet music in latte ink. Stamped the piano girl in black. I then laid Tim Holtzs' flourish mask and sponged in vintage photo distress ink. To give a washed color to the girls' dress I swiped some R17 on a transparency and then used my waterbrush (filled with copic blender) to pick up the color and wipe it on. I used the red spica pen for the bows in her hair.
Sponged the edges and added a black rub-on to the base....phew, lots of technique stuffed in a tiny package. I think this will make a great gift tag for my daughter. She is taking her grade 7 piano exam this year.....she is my little baroque princess.....

Have a great day!

8 comments:

Lori Craig said...

one my most favorite ATCs ever, Sherrie - This is beautiful!

Jenn Balcer said...

AMAZING, Sherrie. This is a beauty!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so unique & so adorable (as is all you works-of-art) ... just love it!! Well done!!

heather said...

WOW its amazing! I love how there are so many pretty things to look at in such a smal space!

leenda said...

Whoa! You did a lot in such a small space! Outstanding artwork!

Norine said...

you did a great job on this ATC very pretty
Hugs
Norine

Susan said...

This is amazing. Great layering and coloring - simple but with a huge result.

JeanneLee said...

Totally cute ATC, Sherrie!