Sunday, 29 November 2009

Winter love

I made this adorable ATC especially with this week's theme at the Simon says stamp challenge blog. The theme was "winter love" and this stamp directly came to mind. I've been a little tired of making regular cards so I wanted to try something different. I'm determined to succeed with my distress inks and yesterday I gave it another try. I think even Tim Holtz himself would've been proud or what do you say?
Simon says stamp is also sponsoring a candy if you join this week's challenge. The candy can be found at Chris' blog.

Do I dare to mention that I made this stunning colour combo by mistake?! I was distressing the edge with vintage photo when I accidently turned my sponge somehow and added the red from it. I use make-up sponges for now (just ordered the felt and tool). I use one sponge for 2 colours. I kept thinking: "what would Tim do?" and just kept on going adding colours. In the end I was blown away. You have to excuse my modesty, but I haven't managed with anything distressed yet and this one turned out beautifully - even better than I had imagined.

The vintage look is this week's theme at the promarker challenge blog.
Sophisticat had "ATC" as their challenge.
The pixie cottage wanted you to use stitching.

I used my nestability to cut out a hole in copy paper and made one shape in post-it paper to create a mask. I used the copypaper to cover the ATC and stamped the image in the hole. Then I covered the image with the mask and stamped a music note image over the right side and embossed with clear powder. Afterwards I sewed a zig zag seam to the right and added the different inks around the whole piece. I made a snowflake from 3 different die-cuts that I inked in different colours. I then glued it together and added a flat-backed pearl. I used an alphabet to write "love" on the right hand side. I coloured the image and added the specially made snowflake. Finally I added some glitter on the flake and text.

Distresses: Vintage photo, fired brick and broken China
Promarkers: ivory, saffron, cinnamon, cool aqua, berry red and orange
Stamp: Sarah Kay

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The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katarina, what a gorgeous ATC. The image is so cute and your colouring is fab. I love how you've distressed the background and the colours are perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

blackdragon said...

What a cute atc... lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at sophisticats this week. please join us again soon.
hugs lynx

Avril Ann said...

Love this Katerina, Sarah Kay is one of my very favourite images. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avrilxxxx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Katarina. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs Michele x

CreaRenata said...

Lovely ATC, like the image very much! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Katarina :-) The image is lovely and your colouring is fantastic ! yup , Tim would be proud ! :-)Lovey papers too ,,,:-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv Lols and the DT ;-) x x

debby4000 said...

Oh they're so cute, fabulous ATC.

weewiccababe said...

fabulous ATC
thanks for joining in this week at PfP and good luck
remember to try the blog candy on the weekend workshop

Paula's Crafty Corner said...

Ohh this image is so cute. I think it is going to have to be my next purchase. hehehe


Juls said...

just gorgeous!! Love the colour tintitng you have done in the background and the musical notes! stunning!!

Sandra said...

Very, very nice card!!! Nice work!!

Anne said...

Beautiful work, and lovely colouring! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Tammy said...

AWESOME!!!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and hope to see you again!! Good luck!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Cute! Thanks for playing with the Pixies :) Cheers!