Thursday, March 7, 2013

ATC and Easter Blessing Card

Hello Friends!!
Happy Thursday!!
Heather here and  I would like to share with you one of my ATC's that I have created for a swap that I am participating in. I have used some beautiful  ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well as some fabulous digital images from Gecko Galz.

I started off with the Fairest Rose digital paper from Gecko Galz, I of course used GIMP to alter it, and add some music notes.  I created the scallop shape, and added the text "I love to play with Beautiful things."   The paper is beautiful and so are my embellishments!  I used my Favorites Juliet LaceMoss Leavescotton candy baker's twine, aqua seam binding and an adorable little button all from Really Reasonable Ribbon! 
Here are a couple up close pictures.
Here you can see how I flipped the Fairest Rose paper so that I had roses at the top of my ATC and the bottom, I created a new center, using the same colors and adding more prominent music notes.  Playing in GIMP with digital images has definitely become something that represents me as an artist.  I clipped the Juliet Lace, and tucked the individual pieces under the scallop piece, which was raised from the base using the Candi Fix it foam pads from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I do all kinds of digi work, then cover it up with embellies, what can I say??  I love ribbons and trims!!  I love buttons, and using the cotton candy baker's twine is my newest thing...I originally used beading wire.  I even added my favorite champagne pearls....It is rare that you will see a project where I have NOT used the moss green leaves!  They go so well with everything!!  
Seam binding is definitely something I love, and this one is in my favorite color (actually some of them have the Rose Petal and some have the champagne seam binding, because I couldn't settle on one color).  When Bonnie has so many fabby colors stocked, why choose one :0).  Here you can also see the little blue bird that was one of the very first pieces that I took from an image (Graphic Fairy), and cleaned up to use in quite a few projects.  I did add a little sparkle around the edges of my ATC with some clear hexagon shaped glitter.  So it has just a touch of sparkle!
One last shot at the whole card.
I also created an Easter Blessings Card below.  

I used some fabby fabric laces as well as some other goodies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Juliet LaceIvory crochet lacemoss jumbo leavesmoss jutemarshmallow candi, and fix it foam pads


 Imagine my excitement when I saw that Bonnie had the moss green leaves in the JUMBO size (sooo yummy)!!

The cross is from a collage sheet that I created using GIMP.
I did ink all my edges and candis with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink.
I hope you enjoy my ATC, and how it represents me as an artist, and my Easter Blessings Card.  


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and that Bonnie has a
going on as well. So please check them both out!!

Thank you for visiting!!
Hugs
Heather

4 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

What a gorgeous card and ATC!! Love that first quote! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Ava Gavloski said...

love this project heather, that lace really does bring a warm texture feel to your ATC card