Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Expressive Dreamer & Asian Faux Metal ATCs


I made the Valentine Art Trading Card above for the new February issue of the Art With No Boundaries Ezine which just came out yesterday. 

Both the ATC and the magazine are packed with all kinds of wonderful things to inspire creativity. The main focal point for this ATC is the dramatic Arty Expression 1 digital stamp by CS Designs which has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odoerless turpentine using paper stumps. 

Almost everything on this ATC except the heart charm and wire mesh was made by me. The text background on the left is my How Do I Love Thee digital stamp background and the piece on the right is some of my hand marbled chalk paper  and there is a 4 page in dept tutorial in the magazine on how to do this. The wire element on the top is a coil I made from garden wire, and there is a tutiroal on this in the January issue of the Ezine. The faux metal corner mounts on each of the four corners were made with card-stock and Aluminum Foil Tape.

Above is another ATC which I created Aluminum Foil Corner Mounts and it is also being feature in the February issue of the The Art With No Boundaries Ezine. The red background on the right is also a piece of Chalk Marbling from the tutorial in the magazine.The Text Background on the left bottom corner is from my Digital Engraving background series.

To visit the new issue of the Art With No Boundaries Ezine as well as read past issue, please click on the link directly below. There are some great projects, tutorials and some wonderful Visiting Guest Artists.

Don't forget to submit your own art projects to the Show off Your Art - Interactive Section of the Art With No Boundaries for a chance to win one of my sentiments

Show Off Your Art ... Interactive Zone of the Art With No Boundaries Ezine

I have submitted my Expressive Dreamer ATC to the following challenge:
Craftroom Challenge - Handmade Embellishments
Craft Your Passion ... Pastels ... Pink and Silver Dream ATC wint pink chalk marbling
Make it Monday #126 Anything Goes Link Party
Chalk n Stock Feb 2013 ... Chalk Marbling on Background on Dreamer ATC
Tuesday Alchemy #49 Anything Goes ... Dreamer ATC
Simply Create Too... #30 Valentine's Day or Hearts.. Dreamer ATC with Heart Charm Entry #2
Anything but a Card ... #12 Heart Related ... Pink Dream ATC / Heart Charm
Pause, Dream, Enjoy ... Mainly Red ... Asian Passion ATC
Fab 'n Funky ... # 157 Hearts ... Dreamer ATC, metal heart charm

Chalk-Ah-Lot_Cafe ...  Valentine's with Chalk - Valentine ATC with chalk marbling


Debi said...

2 great ATC's love the metal look, great job on all the embellishing too, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

Kim Ryden said...

Great Card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Craft Your Passion!

Julie Short said...

Your ATCs are terrific. I particulalry like the combo of metal and bright colour and Image. Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card Challenge this time.

Tonya said...

What a great ATC. The marbeling is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at PDE.

lalkygirl said...

Two fab atc's..gorgeous designs and I love all that texture
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are fabulous. I love the design with those gorgeous colours and wonderful texture.
Thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week

Wendy said...

Two fabulous ATCs...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I came across your ATC over at Tuesday Alchemy and had to come over and see it up close. What an amazing design. Your work is really impressive.

Lisa D.

Shirley said...

Beautiful ATC's! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky.

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous ATC. The foil look is fun. Thank you for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot. I hope you will join us again next week.

mark gould said...

A stunning ATC, Your image looks great there.
On line mag is looking good. Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card.

Mandi said...

Great ATC's. I love the colors and images. Thanks for joining up at ABAC.