Half an ATC!

I thought I’d finished with tiny stuff by making Inchies, but seeing as I enjoy the two-part challenges we’ve been set recently on CBH, I decided to make half an ATC – a Moo – in blue. This is very simple, just a scrap of painted blue background Cardstock and an Art quote stamped in blue on Vellum. “A work of art is a confession” by Albert Camus, courtesy of MaVinci’s Reliquary (fab rubber!).

Sticking with the Blues this Tuesday, my good pals Crissi & Julie (Artygirlz) are asking for blue in our artwork aswell! I’ve been wanting to try out the metallic resist technique I saw on Carol’s blog, so I made this pair of ATCs (which I have fallen in love with!), using glossy photo paper, that Stampers Anonymous image, and Derwent metallic pencils in blue, aqua and mauve. I stamped the image with black Stazon, coloured heavily the boxes I wanted to show through and then applied black archival ink to the surface. I buffed it off with a dry wipe and love the effect of the metallic pencil showing through.

I don’t think it’s exactly right, but ain’t it pretty?!! The art quotes are from MaVinci again, stamped in blue on scrap paper. I even edged them with dark brown, using tweezers, cos I really am messy and I didn’t want to smudge the words. I also used tweezers to place the strips on top of a fat glue stick and slid them over the surface before sticking them down. Wasn’t I being neat and clean for a change?!!!

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  1. Oh WOW Rosie I love them they are gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for joining in with this weeks Arty Girlz challenge

    Julie & Crissi xx

  2. Sandy

     /  July 29, 2008

    Wow wow wow Rosie they are great.
    Love the mosaic stamp. Gorgeous work again.

  3. barnie

     /  July 29, 2008

    Rosie, great work again. Your quotes are wonderful. As you, I’ve used the Mosaic stamp today… on one of my MOOs 😉

  4. Blue really is one of my fav colors. You’ve done it proud with these Lovely pieces!

  5. Wonderful Moo’s…great work.

  6. they are really beautiful!!! love them!

  7. These are beautiful, Rosie! I love how the images pop through the ink in the resist technique…will have to try that one soon…so little time, so many wonderful techniques to play with! Thanks again for the award! It’s back at you, on my blog now!! Have a great day, my friend!!

  8. carolann

     /  July 29, 2008

    Wow stunning work Rosie I love the atcs great work hun xxx

  9. What a great idea to make ATCs in pairs. These look gorgeous. I’ll have to try the duo idea.

  10. I love your shabby crows and everything on your blog! You are super talented and so much fun!

  11. Beautiful work , as always Rosie. I love the two atcs they are beautiful
    Just to tell you you#ve made favorites again with your two frames

  12. Super ATCs Rosie. I love them to bits! The quotes are so true and make these extra special x

  13. Tracey – thanks so much! xoxoxo

  14. Hi – just popped on to say I have blog candy up for grabs if you would like to come along and join in the fun. 🙂 🙂


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