Happy Thursday Friends!!
Today I would like to share with you something "different."
I belong to the Black Cat Forum (I have a black cat digital cutter). Lisa there put forth a "swap challenge" where we are to create a "Dream Trip" ATC and incorporate a paint chip into it. The back of the ATC has to have the paint chip numbers. I have created
17 ATC's because we had a great turnout for the swap!!
So my dream trip would be to visit England. While I was there, I would look at the beautiful cottages, gardens and enjoy visiting some tea rooms.
I went to one of my favorite freebie sites, Karen's the Graphics Fairy, and found a map showing the area of England that I would love to visit. That is the FRONT image background of my ATC. I LOVE cottages and really big castle like homes (who doesn't right??). I found a picture of a beautiful place and just took the entryway of it to use on my ATC, because I felt it represented a quaint cottage. I also used the teacup which I added the flowers as well from the graphics fairy. I used GIMP to combine my images, and inkscape to create my cutlines. Then I was able to use my Black Cat Cougar and Signcut to use the print and cut feature to cut out all the pieces that I used on my ATC (that is a lot of pieces). I used a "Travel" and "Far Far Away" stamps on it (since I would be traveling far far away...lol). Her is the BACK...and you know how I like the back of my creations to look as good as the front :0).
I found a sweet looking old suitcase image, I used it for the background and just got rid of the handle. I also had my black cat cut out 18 tiny suitcases...because I thought they were cute, but had no idea of what to do with them...LOL...Then while I was visiting Chris's challenge blog Art Without Boundaries (anything goes and fit to be tied) it hit me!! I will make them into little luggage tags, sign one side and stamp with my signature flower stamp..and add the last paint chip number to the other side, and tie it on with some old embroidery floss!! I just love it when things fall into place. I thought it would be fun to make my paint chip numbers look like stickers on a suitcase...LOL. I think it turned out awesome!! I used Ranger's Vintage Photo and Old Paper to distress my edges and do some stamping. I used Black Soot as well.
I through in the Eiffel Tower too, because I would for sure visit France if I were visiting England :0).
Yes...I punched out 85 (actually more, but used only 85) flowers. The flowers are from my paint chips, so I used 4 paint chips to create my flowers. Liquid pearls for the centers.
I hope my friends in the Black Cat Forum like them!!
I will be sharing my ATC's with the following challenges:
The Stamp Man: Favorite technique: because I created all my little shapes and had my digital cutter cut them out..which is my most favorite thing to do!!
because that is where I got the idea of using the embroidery floss, and creating little luggage tags out of my tiny suitcases.
Simon says Stamp and Show: Anything Goes: because well..this is anything, and it is more artsy than what I normally link up there.
Fashionable Stamping Challenges: Cities of the World: I used some stamping and have a map of England, as well as the Eiffel Tower, and it is my dream trip...LOL.
Creative Craft Challenge: Distressing: I used distress ink on all my pieces to give them a yummy aged look!!
Paper Play Challenge: Destruction: I used my distress inks to get that nice worn in feel!!
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