Monday, January 16, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything But a Card

Hi everyone!

Hope you had a great week - I just returned from my twice-a-year art retreat with my crafty friends.  We spent the whole weekend in our pj's making our respective styles of art and it was FABulous!  Stayed up too late, ate too much, laughed ourselves breathless, and generally had a blast.  Always good to go away, but also good to be home.

This week's theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is to do "Anything But a Card".  I decided to go mini this week and made at ATC (Artist Trading Card - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"). 


I used alcohol inks on all the elements, and started by attaching Ranger Metal Foil Tape to some white card stock and then embossed it with one of Tim Holtz' texture fade folders.  I used stream, wild plum and snow cap mixative alcohol inks on the background.


Then I grabbed some of Tim Holtz' fragments, alcohol inking them with several different contrasting colors (upper left: butterscotch and lettuce, top right: rust and espresso, and bottom: red pepper and caramel).  


Then I added the heart from the adornments set (red pepper), a pen nib (butterscotch and espresso), and the keyhole (rust and gold mixative) and attached each piece to a fragment using matte multi medium.

As usual, if you join in the challenge this week you will be entered in the drawing and have a chance to win a $50 shopping spree to Simon Says Stamp!  CHA Winter show is only 2 weeks away - lots of new yummy products coming out!  A few extra dollars would sure be easy to spend! 


Hope you have a great week - I'll be back soon with some pix of the projects I worked on over the weekend... 'til then...

~ ellen.

12 comments:

Helen said...

FAb ATC Ellen, and glad you had such a good weekend, sounds great fun.

Izzwizz said...

Fab project, love the background texture and colours.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great vibrant ATC, love the metal and embossing coupled with the fragments and embellishments. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Ellen..your ATC card is just so cool. I love the alcohol inks. I love the fact that even alcohol inked the background underneath the fragments and then attached the ideaology pieces on top of those! It's a way cool design! <3 Candy

pooky said...

Very cool!!! Going to have to get more colors in alcohol inks..love that stuff! Tfs!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I'm a huge fan of alcohol inks and your super ATC is the perfect example. Wonderful textures and colors - gotta love that pop of color in the middle of winter! Terrific piece again this week, Ellen!

Have a great week.

Hugs,
Linda

Lori said...

Very cool piece Ellen! Love the bright colors, it's all fab!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, stunning ATC.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a fun and beautifully colorful project, Ellen! I really love the embellishments and the tiled background is FAB!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Marjie Kemper said...

Love what you've done with the AIs.... they're magically transforming!

Sarah said...

just jumping off the screen Ellen - you've achieved such amazing vibrant tones on your metal and fragments! Fabulous colour combinations and a great trio of embellishments...

Gillian .... said...

Hey Ellen ... this ATC is way to cool, love love love the bold colour effect and the different textures. xx