19 September 2011

Small Stars

I thought I'd try and be smart and join in a couple of challenges early on this week! Cheesy Chester Cheeto eating Hels has set the challenge of 'Stars' this week and Simon Says Stamp and Show want us to make ATCs - so how hard can that be?! Well I failed a bit last week with an annoying mental block so I figured that if I got in early then the block wouldn't happen! 
I used an ATC Art Part (so I would get the size right!) and then stared at it in horror 'cos they really are tiny! I tried two versions that really shouldn't be spoken of again and then settled on covering the ATC with 
a scrap of Stampin' Up paper and then stamped on one of Wendy's Tools for Art stamps (it has stars on - tick!) in Vintage Photo Distress Ink
I took one of the ink bottle Art Parts and covered it in PaperArtsy Old Gold, a layer of Crackle Glaze and a final layer of Little Black Dress. If you haven't used these paints before I would urge you to try them - they are really lush. 
The bottle label, ticket, and advert are all stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink onto Grungepaper and coloured with Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress Stains. The stamps are a mix of Wendy and Tim's stamps. 
I added a pen nib into the hand hopefully at an angle as if it was being used. The stars are Art Parts covered in a couple of layers of Broken China Distress Stain and stamped with a dotty stamp in Faded Jeans Distress Ink. In constructing this I did have to go outside the ATC area (I did say it was tiny!) but it makes a nice little hanging... Thank you for reading. Gabrielle x

9 comments:

Helen said...

Love your ATC - I got mine done today too! Your theme is great, it all ties in together beautifully!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great ATC, love all the different elements!

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS!!! Loving that ink bottle, it looks maaaaayzing... oh and... what's this about me eating Cheesy Chester Cheeto's eh? Me? As if ... snort.... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stmaper x

Candy C said...

Great ATC! Love all of the Wendy Vecchi influence on your wonderful little creation! It's awesome! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Great ATC! Love the hand holding the nib - so clever!

Sara said...

Love it yet again you kicked me into action :0)

Sid said...

Very inky ATC !!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sensational Love the yellow graph paper that you stamped on and the labels and stars are fab! Terrific job on the ATC challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Such a wonderful creation!