Friday, January 27, 2012

Becky's Sweet Creations Weekly Challenge- Animals & ATC

TGIF TGIF!! It seems like this week has just been creeping by! But the weekend is finally here!! Today I am showing a couple of projects for Becky's Sweet Creations! The DT and Becky got all mixed up with the holidays on our schedule so this week we have 2 challenges! One is to use an animal on our project, so here is my "animal"....
A butterfly is an animal right?? :) I have been trying to use up some of my extra die-cuts that I have left over from various projects and I had these butterflies in my stash of extras! SO I grabbed some cardstock and started creating! I used the "Tiffany" CuttleBug folder on the green mat, then ran it through again with white and cut out the middle....I inked all the edges with a chestnut ink. Added a sentiment and some bling and done! :)

Now for the 2nd challenge....Becky sent all of us some pieces of paper & embellishments and asked us to use all or some of it to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card) I personally have never made one so I knew it would be a challenge to work with such a small base. Here is a pic of what we had to work with..
As soon as I saw the page out of a book I thought "vintage, distressed" Now if you follow my blog, you will know I am not a "vintage-y" or "distressed" type of crafter, but what the heck!?!?! I thought I would give it a try!
 So you can see the paper, the fiber, the book print and I also used a button & silver brad type thing...everything is inked with "Walnut Stain" Tim Holtz ink and edged with black pigment ink. The book page I spritzed with water, added the Walnut Stain and crinkled it up a few times...I also added a Prima flower that I have had sitting and staring at me to use!! LOL! SO not too sure how much I captured the vintage/distressed feel but...I kinda like it!! Here is a close-up of the flower and book page...
Well, that is all for today!! Hope you enjoyed it and come back soon for many more projects and ramblings! :)

Until next time...
 ♥ Laura ♥


Sweet Creations said...

I love your ATC I want to swap one of mine for yours if your willing to part with it. It's your first one I think :)

Homespun Elegance said...

Oh I love this!!

soooo pur-deeeeee


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