Thursday, March 19, 2009

Play time!

The fact that it is nearly 5am and I haven't gone to bed yet can only mean one thing....I've been bitten by the art bug! I bought some new stamps from Tim Holtz today (technically yesterday) and just had to take them for a test drive. I have to say, they are the nicest clear stamps I've purchased. Very thick and sturdy. They better be for the money, right? Thank goodness for 50% coupons at Michaels LOL. usual I didn't really have a game plan when I sat down to make the ATC. I just go from one step to another until I have something that looks finished LOL. I started with my beloved alcohol inks on some acrylic paper, then added some black ink to grunge it up. I took a squooshed bottlecap and filled it with Glossy Accents and silver microbeads. Then I stamped the bird image and quote on newspaper, cut them out and glued them down. I brushed on some glitter paint over the background which didn't really show up well in the picture except for the upper lefthand corner) and put a coat of wax over the stamped pieces. Final step was adding the tiny stars. I think the card came out pretty cool, if I do say so myself. It sure feels good to be creating again! The dark circles under my eyes will be worth it.
Good night!


crafty capers said...

Heyyyy! You're back creating! This is very nice indeed - I can see why you didn't want to go to bed! The tidy up in your crafting space was worth it after all :-)

Anonymous said...

I love Tim Holtz stuff - glad to see someone is making col stuff again!

Shelly said...

Awesome card !! Great use of the stamped image (I can never do a good card with a rubber stamp image.)
You should go take a look on Kate's blog.

crafty capers said...

Hi Anita,
Another blog award for you on my blog - take a look :-)