Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Swan ATC


This ATC was made so that I could try out a couple techniques :) Only one made the final cut LOL! The background is made from a TJ technique called Faux Felt. It is a very fun and easy way to make a background or layering piece. If you aren't already a TJ member you ought to check it out (link on the right hand sidebar)

I used a combination of Copic Markers and chalks to make the colors on the background AFTER I had stamped the swan on. I used a bit of Ribbon to thread through a metal charm plate word and adhered it slightly above center onto the Faux Felt layer. I then matted the whole thing with a sturdy black base. The nice thing about using techniques or embossing folders on the papers sometimes is that it gives an otherwise plain stamped on piece of paper a bit of life! As I said only one technique made the final cut and that is because the texture that the Faux Felt added to the scene made this ATC, the others were just a swap stamped on paper and colored around.

The swan and the corner doodles are both from the Mystic Fairy set at Elemental Doodles.

9 comments:

Christina said...

stunning. I love the look of soft skys!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I love ATC's and this one is stunning. Great job on the technique!

Hugs,

Chrissy D said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love that image and the colors you used are lovely together! TFS!

michele said...

beautiful ATC karyn love it! hugs mxx

pinky said...

This is great, lovely techniques.
Pinky

Littleted62 said...

This is great Karyn, love that textured background, thanks for the TJ link. Nicki, xx

Monica-FC said...

I love how you did the ATC even though I am not great at doing them.

Elemental Doodles said...

Absolutely beautiful. You have been doing a wonderful job with representing our images. And I am so thrilled to see how you've used all of the sets you've received.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Very stunning Karyn!! I love making ATCs!! :) Beautiful image!