I made a couple of ATC's for a Mixed Media Studio swap; our little group has been rather quiet over the last while but things are picking up again and these ATC's are heading off to New York state. The theme for May was 'The Best Part Of Waking Up ...' and of course the Folgers coffee jingle immediately started playing in my head (and probably in yours now too, sorry about that!). But as I don't drink coffee anymore that wasn't going to work, so in thinking about the theme I realized that the best part of waking up for me was watching the beautiful sunrise while drinking my cup of tea. So those became the themes for my two ATC's.
The first ATC has a sunrise theme and the lyrics to the song 'Good Morning Star Shine' from the musical 'Hair' immediately came to mind.
I used a stanza from the first verse of the song on my ATC with a simple sunrise image, some stamping and stenciling and a mirrored star. A little 'Symphony' tissue tape was added around the edges to frame it and echo the musical theme.
Believe it or not, the word snippets are not elevated off of the ATC, I just added some shadowing around the edges with Distress Ink and it's amazing how dimensional they look!
The second ATC has a tea theme; I drew and fussy cut a tea cup from a recycled manila file folder, coloured it with Distress Ink and some stenciling and then scanned it into the computer. I wanted to have the tea cup dimensional and wanted the same image underneath the popped up tea cup so I copied the scanned tea cup onto a piece of heavy cardstock and then cut out my ATC. Would have been much easier if I had a tea cup stamp but since I didn't I had to make do LOL!
I coloured the ATC background with Distress Ink (I masked the copied image of the tea cup on my ATC with some Glossy Accents), added the grass under the cup to ground it and then drew in some 'heat' swirls with a Pigma pen and added the white accents with a gel pen. The quote (author unknown) was printed out on the computer and adhered to the ATC. Again, the word snippets are not dimensional but the shading with the Distress Ink really makes them pop off of the page. After all the details were added, I mounted the original tea cup image over top on some pop dots.
Hope my swap partner will like these ATC's, I really enjoyed making them for her. As it is a new month, the blogosphere will be buzzing with new challenges and posts so I will keep this short and let you go so you can catch up with the latest makes and news. Have a wonderful week everyone and happy creating!