Saturday, June 1, 2013

Playing Around

I was dabbling around in the craft room the other day and messing around with backgrounds and all that jazz. I decided that I wanted to make an ATC for the challenge over at Wicked Wednesday, they always have a fun challenge and this time it's all about "On The Playground"
I am in love with a stamp by Hero Art and everytime I get a chance to use it, I do. So I actually ended up using several Hero Art stamps for this ATC...

First think I did was colorize my background with Archival Ink  I used this light blue.

I then stamped my Hero Arts large background (love this stamp) with Archival black, I used Archival so that when I colored everything it would not run into my marker colors.

I used my Copics to color the background leaves and flowers, the Copics are great for this because they aren't water based they won't run

At this point I wanted to stamp the kids into the background behind the flowers so I needed to make a mask for the flowers.
I stamped onto scratch paper and cut out the flower portion to make a mask.

I then stamped my kids with Versamark ink and added black embossing powder and heat set
I love the way the kids just fall into the background, so cool.
I added the sun in the upper right corner with another Hero Arts stamp and yellow Archival Ink 

Thats it, this was an easy one with minimal steps but I love the outcome.
Thanks again for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge at Wicked Wednesday


  1. Oh it's so cool - I love how you used the mask and added the sun, great techniques. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday. :)

  2. I love the great masking job you did & those flowers are adorable!! Beautiful as always :)

  3. Love seeing how you did it too! Good ideas!

  4. What a super ATC...the background stamp you used is fab! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Wicked Wednesday.

  5. Looks great love the silhouette image! Thanks for joining us at wicked Wednesday this week!

  6. Oh what a great card you shared today. Love the combo of the silhouette stamp and the flower background with big dots....
    Can you please tell what the background stamp with flowers is called ??
    Thanks a lot for sharing your creativity.
    Hugs from SPAIN

  7. Great play day! Love the vibrancy here...great images too!