Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fingerpainting.... A challenge on ATC Beginners

I've never wanted to fingerpaint - well, the closest I came to fingerpainting was making mud pies when I was a little girl... that's my homemaking experience... no... not that bad, really.
But a challenge is a challenge and I got all messy and had a GREAT time.... I really made little trees - I thought fingernails counted too... not one brush touched the ATC... I thought I would take the challenge to heart. My ocean became a mound of hills - last ATC.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Autumn card

Autumn card
Autumn card,
originally uploaded by Clarian's Hawk * Arlene.
Time to submit a card for Deborah's October Card Chain Challenge. I was a bit leary at first, but found a background that Monika sent me before I got my own Dots and Flowers stamp from Hero Arts. I cut the cardstock into four panels, got some ribbon that I liked with the card and found an old flower that I first cut out with a Nestability die, but then decided I wanted to cut the flower shape out. It really does look much prettier in person. I dotted the middle of each of the dots with a color from the flower. I really liked the way it turned out and hope my partner will too.

Hugs from Arlene!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Her Arts ATC Trading

I thought a Hero Arts Trade was a wonderful way to end the Hero Arts ATC week. Making 10 of them, however was a challenge. I made some extras just in case. I have already traded an extra one out and have one on hold, so it's really a good thing I made a couple extras.

I cut most of my backings from a thinner cardboard (an old Root Beer 12 pack package) and had them ready to put the finished ATC front on them in an assembly line. The very last thing I did last night was put the gold Stickles on the trees and the Liquid Pearls on the trees and background stamping. My fingers were going numb from holding the Stickles because it's getting down to the dregs, but lasted long enough to make 13 ATCs.... YAY!

I printed out the information for the ATC, cut and glued to the cardboard backs and voila... done.. This was great fun... now I'll see if I can get a card or two done for this week's contest.