Sunday, March 11, 2012

Red Monochromatic ATC

I am currently in a Monochromatic ATC swap this month and my color was red it's one of my favorite colors to work with. I love the Tattered Angels glimmer mist colors and the Tim Holtz Distress stains products so I figured I would use them together for this one. I sprayed and distressed this paper with various shades of the red colors available in both products. The paper had the resist butterflies already on it and was completely white when I started. After I sprayed the paper I wiped it with a paper towel so that the butterflies showed through.  
While that was drying I cut the butterflies using a Tim Holtz movers and shapers die. I used dark red cardstock for the "under" butterfly and Wendy Vecchi "clearly for art" for the upper one. This is my first time using the clearly for art product and I was excited to use it. Once everything was cut, I alcohol inked the clear butterflies with Ranger +Tim Holtz alcohol inks and once that dried I stamped on them with Tim Holtz "Going Somewhere" stamp set and Adirondack black ink pad. I also lined the outside edges with a copic black marker to make them stand out more. Once that dried (Lots of drying here) I heated them with the heat tool and the cool thing about this product (Clearly for Art) is when it's heated it gets soft and you can form it however you want and then once it cools a little it gets hard again and stays put. It's SO cool!!! If you don't like how it turned out, you heat it again and reform it, easy peasy! I love this stuff!!!
Once the butterflies were formed and shaped I glued them to the base red cardstock butterfly.
While those dried thoroughly, I went back to the background and adhered those onto cardboard for thickness. I added the butterflies once they were dry and stamped the word "Fly" to another red pattered paper and embossed it, cut it out with fancy scissors and distressed the edges with Tim's distress inks in Black Soot. 
Lastly I used various colors of reds from Tim's Distress Stains once again to dye some white flowers a red . I also sprayed them with perfect pearls mist for shimmer, added a brad and adhered them to the ATC. 


Hope you like it, it sounds like a lot but it was fun to put together. This one is also going on the challenge for Simon Says Stamp  and also on Sunday Stamper



12 comments:

  1. There's nothing like seeing your favorite colors used. I am so in love with the butterfly. I recognize the techniques. I have a question regarding the word Fly, the dots around the word were they put there intentionally or is it what I say to alot of my students, "There's never a mistake in Art". Job well done Claudine! Btw, you don't have to answer the question. ; ) Keep creating!

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  2. Very nice. I like the monochromatic scheme.

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  3. Fab card! Love that butterfly.... just beautiful!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Claudine!! I love the color scheme (my favorite!)

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  5. Hi Claudine! This is just incredible! I do not set enough time aside for my cards and other art work, and I really need to. Just wanted you to know that this is stunning!

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  6. Hi Claudine! This is just incredible! I do not set enough time aside for my cards and other art work, and I really need to. Just wanted you to know that this is stunning!

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  7. Gorgeousness indeedily, that CFA is the best isn't it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  8. I gotta try a monochromatic project, this is so pretty!

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  9. Yummy!! Like the backgroud, the flutterbys and the way it all comes together. I also really like the piece at the top of your blog...!

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