Today I would like to share with you one of my ATC's that I have created for a swap that I am participating in over at the Gecko Galz Paper Crafting Group. I have used some beautiful ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon as well as some fabulous digital images from Gecko Galz.
I started off with the Fairest Rose digital paper from Gecko Galz, I of course used GIMP to alter it,and add some music notes. I created the scallop shape, and added the text "I love to play with Beautiful things." Not only are the paper beautiful, so are my embellishments! I used my Favorites Juliet Lace, Moss Leaves, cotton days baker's twine, aqua seam binding and an adorable little button all from Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Here are a couple up close pictures.
Here you can see how I flipped the Fairest Rose paper so that I had roses at the top of my ATC and the bottom, I created a new center, using the same colors and adding more prominent music notes. Playing in GIMP with digital images has definitely become something that represents me as an artist. I clipped the Juliet Lace, and tucked the individual pieces under the scallop piece *which if I didn't have so many embellishments, you would see it matches up with the base of the card (that is another thing I do as an artist, I do all kinds of digi work, then cover it up with emellies...lol). I love buttons, and using the cotton candy baker's twine is my newest thing...I originally used beading wire. I even added my favorite champagne pearls....It is rare that you will see a project where I have NOT used the moss green leaves!
Seam binding is definitely something I love, and this one is in my favorite color. Here you can also see the little blue bird that was one of the very first images that I took from an image (Graphic Fairy), and cleaned up to use in quite a few projects. I did add a little sparkle around the edges with some clear hexagon shaped glitter. So it has just a touch of sparkle!
One last shot at the whole card
I hope you enjoy my ATC, and how it represents me as an artist.
Don't forget that we have a challenge going on at Really Reasonable Ribbon: Show me the green and that Bonnie has a DT Call going on as well. So please check them both out!!
If you want to join in on the swap, there may be a few spots open, just come and visit me at the Gecko Galz Paper Crafting Group.
Thank you for visiting!!