Thursday, March 07, 2013

Beautiful ATC's

Hello Friends!!
Happy Thursday!!
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.
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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!!
Hugs
Heather


8 comments:

Vilimarika said...

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Shea said...

Absolutely swoon-worthy, Heather, as are all of your projects. I was inspired to buy the ribbon leaves after seeing them on so many of your projects. :) This is truly a lovely work of art. I hope to participate the next time around!

Carol S said...

This is gorgeous! Most definitely a Heathery piece! Love what you did with the paper!
BOLB Hugs!

May said...

Gorgeous ATC, Love the design, Beautiful use of the lace & pearls... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Micupoftea~ said...

Lovely touches...pearls, crochet and seam binding. WHat's not to love ?
Happy March :)
S

Sharon said...

Wow these are beautiful Heather!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous ATC! This swap will be fun! ~Diane

Claire said...

Hi Heather, wow how beautiful. So many gorgeous details in your ATC, i'm really looking forward to the swap. have a great weekend
Claire xx