"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friends and ATCs

A close friend and I decided to have an ATC swap.  The theme was "friendship" of course.

I used this Hampton Arts stamp of three beautiful vintage ladies and a Morningstar sentiment stamp that seemed to fit the image perfectly.  For the background I used light turquoise and cream acrylic paints. I put a puddle of each on my craft mat and then swiped it on the white cardstock base with an old credit card. This resulted in a mottled, almost marbled background which I then inked with Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I stamped with black permanent ink and used red glaze pen for the lips and a bit of Stickles for the earrings. Gold Krylon pen was used for the edging.




This was the lovely ATC I received.  Can you believe that we both used similar coloring and the gold pen edging?  I guess it's true that "birds of a feather flock together!"  We do have very similar tastes.  I love how she used the book text for background (a favorite technique of mine) and the molding paste/spackle with impressed stamp adds alot of dimension.




Coming next week - another Front Porch Kit! Sneak peeks will begin on Monday with the full reveal on Friday Night Live at The Little Blue House. Stay tuned!

5 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful ATC's love the backgrounds, very effective. Tracy x

Robin said...

Both of these ATC's are gorgeous! Wonderful textures and colors. Have a great weekend.

Hugs,
Robin

DeeDee said...

I love both cards.. and your styles are very similar...happy Long weekend...

Shazza said...

Beautiful ATC's...once you get started collecting, its hard to stop :)

cheers
shazza

Linda Cain said...

I LOVE these! The color combos are wonderful!!!

~Linda