Saturday, January 5, 2008

Valentine ATCs and a little surprise to all my blog readers!




These are some of the Valentine ATCs that I've created for a swap that I'm in. I've created 15 of these. As "ATC" or Artist Trading Card is a card which reflects the expression of the artist's unique style, I've incorporated most of the techniques that I've always love using in my work. (ie. masking, distressing, inking, stamping and even embossing) I know these do not looked anything liked normal Valentine ATCs but that's just me!

These are some details as to each of these ATCs:

Valentine ATC No. 1:

1. First, I've used a self created heart shape template to mask on the pattern paper (using the pine needles distress ink) and later randomly stamped some flower images on it. I've distressed the edges of the ATCs using the scissors distressing technique and inked on them using the Tim Holtz's distress ink (faded jeans and black soot)

2. I've used a paper doiley which I've inked ( using black soot and faded jeans distress ink) and embossed on the edges to layer on the lower left corner of the ATC. I've cut out the heart using some thin chipboard and later cover it with pattern paper and stamped.
Valentine ATC No. 2:



1. First, I've used a self created heart shape template to mask on the pattern paper (using the faded jeans distress ink). I've distressed the edges of the ATCs using the scissors distressing technique and inked on them using the Tim Holtz's distress ink (pine needles and black soot)



2. I've cut out a strip of transparency using a scallop decorative scissors. Then I've used some black and grey acrylic paint to paint on the edges and stamped on it before attaching it to the ATC.

3. To add more details on it, I've stamped some small flowers and doodle on the ATC. I've also created a heart out of thin chipboard and later embossed on it.

Valentine ATC No. 3:



1. First, I've used a self created heart shape template to mask on the pattern paper (using the tea dye distress ink). I've distressed the edges of the ATCs using the scissors distressing technique and inked on them using the Tim Holtz's distress ink (walnut stain and spice marmalade)

2. I've stamped a flourish and some flowers on a vellum and cut it out along the edges of the flourishes. Later, I've embossed on the edges of the vellum before attaching it to the ATC.

Valentine ATC No. 4:




1. First, I've used a self created heart shape template to mask on the pattern paper (using the black soot distress ink). I've distressed the edges of the ATCs using the scissors distressing technique and inked on them using the Tim Holtz's distress ink (frayed burlap and black soot)



2. I've used a vellum which I've distressed it using the tear-in and inking technique to layer on the lower right corner of the ATC. Then I've created a heart which I've stamped and embossed on it for this ATC.

Valentine ATC No. 5:



1. First, I've used a self created heart shape template to mask on the pattern paper (using the walnut stain distress ink). I've distressed the edges of the ATCs using the scissors distressing technique and inked on them using the Tim Holtz's distress ink (brushed corduroy and black soot)

2. I've printed out a vintage image and distressed it using the scissors, crinkled and inking technique. I've used some staples to attach it to the ATC. I've also stenciled an image on the background using some distress ink and later embossed on it.

I've had so much fun creating these ATCs and I would liked to add a little surprise to all my blog readers here.

I've been blessed with all the wonderful support from my fellow blog readers all this time and I would liked to thank each and everyone of you. I've created some extras on these ATCs and would liked to give them away to some of my blog readers. Unfortunately, i do not have enough to reward all of you. Therefore I would be making a draw. Simply post a comment here with your email and saying that you would hope to get one of these ATC. I will be making a draw from the hat with everyone names in it. The draw would be made on the 12th of January. I will be emailing the winners.

Sources: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Pattern paper: Basic Grey, Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, Color Box and Memories, Brads: Making Memories, Other: Uni-ball White Signo Pen, Zig, Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders

65 comments:

"Emmy74" (Ulrica) said...

Irene, your ATC's look absolutely amazing!! There's so much detail to them that I could look at them for hours and still not have seen every detail on them.

Absolutely stunning!

I would love to get my name in that hat of names you'll draw from!

My e-mail is: alexmunday@hotmail.com

Leigh Anne said...

wow irene! love all the details one these!! - I am hoping that you are in MY group, as I am sure we ALL are!! your inking.masking techniques are alway so rich to look at, but I especially love the bits of gold embossing on these!!
would LOVE to get one

la-ricks@hotmail.com

Melanie said...

Oh, I have wanted a piece of your work for so long - I have even thought of hunting down the swaps you are in so I could get one!
I would be overjoyed to get one of your ATC's
mkiser26@yahoo.com

regine said...

Wahou!!!, I like your ATC, they are fabulous, I adore your blog, sorry for my english!!!!

AgilityIG said...

Irene, these are gorgeous as always!! All the little details are just amazing!! Of course, I would LOVE to have one of these little works of art!

agilityig@mchsi.com

Jenna Franklin said...

I would LOVE to own a piece of your fabulous artwork! I'm sooooo excited to get to work with you!!! :)

KimmyS said...

Well, I woud be in seventh heaven to be the owner of some of your fantastic artwork. I love your blog and your artwork

VexedAngel said...

Very cool! :-) Love your work.

vexed angel @ gmail . com

(without the spaces)

Ann Marie :-)

Aashild said...

Wow - wow - wow! I just found your blog, and I'm SO impressed! And SO inspired! And SO amazed!

So many funny, beautiful and clever little details, so stunning colors and som impressing stamping! Love your art! Thanks for all the great explainations.

wow!
(- just had to say it one more time...)

Hugs,
Aashild in Norway :)

~KRISTY~ said...

WOW IRENE! STUNNING AS ALWAYS SHOWING OFF YOU UNIQUE STYLE,THEY ALL LOOK TOTALLY AMAZING.

LaY hOoN said...

Wow !
Gorgeous !
Stunning !

Thanks for showing such a detail instruction for the ATC card !!
Really love it !
I wish I can get one too !

Anonymous said...

well... here I am Irene, here to be enriched by all the "Ireneie" big secrets to great creations with great colors, design and depth! I am soo going to attempt some of this.. HA.. who knows maybe I might get the hang of it after I get messing around.. does not seem that difficult, but more time consuming, but well worth the effort, not that I want mine to look just like yours, but I certainly would love to learn your techniques, they are STUNNING! and oh.. about those extras... ummmm... a few.. well.. toss me in the hat.. because I certainly would die for one! ok... off to try pick up one mess so I may start another one! also... what do you make your mask out of, since it appears that you use it more that once.. a tranparency? please do tell... think that is what I might try... ok.. thanks I need to keep coming back and reading your blog... that way you won't forget me! :O) cheese... smiling really big! Nina

Olive said...

Irene,I would love to have one of these beautiful ATC's.How did you make the heart scribble mask? It's really effective.

scrapperlicious said...

Hi Olive and Nina,

I've hand-drawn the heart on a thick magazine page and cut it out to use it as a template. I normally do not save my masking templates as it can be created easily. Hope this helps! Hugs!

Daria said...

Thank you so much for sharing these and showing how you made them. They are fabulous, and I would be thrilled to have one of them. Daria (djc on Two Peas)

Daria said...

Thank you for sharing these and telling how you made them. They are fabulous, and I would be thrilled to have one of them.

Thank you,
Daria (djc from 2 Peas)

Susie Gray said...

Irene, I am like totally amazed... The ATC's are soooo awesome I loved seeing all of the differnt "views" of them I did not realize how much 3-D and detail that they had on the little beauties! They are awesome! Thanks for sharing all of your talent and ideas much love to you!

BTW... girl thats aweosme how you made the heart template out of aa magazine page! YOU RAWK!!

Colleen said...

WOW, these are just awesome. I would love to get one of these.

lovettecolleen@yahoo.com

teacher jessy said...

Wow, your ATC's are just so fabulous! How I wish I can be doing something like that. You rock BIG time! TFS

Steph said...

Irene, you always make a work of art. I bet you could seriously go professional with an art gallery or something!!

Your ATCs are amazing. I hope that mine show my style as much as yours do.

-Steph K

JC said...

Wow, your ATC's are so beautiful! I'm so happy to have discovered your blog -- and I'd love the opportunity to possibly receive one of these! It's also nice of you to share your techniques with everyone. =)
(My email is JCEPH4@aol.com)

Lindy said...

Love your work I too am a fan of distressing inks. Linda

kathj said...

wow that is a fantastic prize, I was just saing to my friend before christmas that i would love to have a piece of your art work even just to look at it because your work is unique. Please please please put my name in the hat and thanks for thinking of us!

Tami Bayer said...

I just found you today through your gallery post at 2peas. Amazingly gorgeous work with such attention to detail. Your art is inspiring.

Andy Scrap said...

Wow your work is simply amazing. At first I thought you were just to good to be copied and I was just jealous of your great art, but thanks to your blog you have made it easy to do. Your the kind of person who inspires, because you take time to share your creations in a simple and easy to understand way. I feel like doing some of your techniques myself. Thank you and please keep up the great work. Andrea

andreacockrell@gmail.com

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful as always!! Your blog is so fun and educational! TFS!!

C Shell Designs said...

My fingers are crossed ... hoping my name is drawn from the hat so that I may hold one of your creations. You are such an inspiration to so many people and I am so thankful to be a part of your world. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and amazing talent. Have a wonderful day.

demand-attention@comcast.net
Shelly

BEATA EWA said...

Hi
I love your work! Things you make are just amazing and unique! So many beautiful details, so fantastic colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs
Beata from Norway

Suzie said...

Irene I can't believe how much work you have put into all these ATS's they are wonderful, but there again you know how brilliant I think your art is and I would be mad not to ask you to place my name in your hat you are very generous thank you, I'm crossing my fingers!! {Hugs}

Anonymous said...

Irene,

Impressive...superb work. Questions: 1) What kind of stamps you use for stamping on vellum? and 2) Where ddid you get the love mask?

Nadhrah

scrapperlicious said...

Hi Nadhrah,

I've created that love mask myself and I've used some autumn leaves clear stamps on the vellum. Hope this helps!

Joella said...

These are amazing! I would love to have one! :)

Pandachu said...

I would love to have one of these amazing ATCs. If I had an inspiration board, ur name would be on it! Btw, I've used a bit of ur technique on my latest LO. Drop by my blog n check it out! Nowhere as nice as urs tho :p

Anonymous said...

Got the love template ka? if you dun mind can share with me? Sorry, i mean what kind of ink you use to stamp on vellum? My ink smears la
Nadhrah

Liza said...

Wohoo they are all so Gorgeous!

scrapperlicious said...

Hi Nadhrah,

I've thrown away that template. It's kinda soakwith ink after masking for so many times...lol!
I've used the Memories Dye ink to stamp on vellum. I bet Staz on could do the trick too.

Sally said...

OMGoodness your work is absolutely awesome. I would be honoured to own a piece of it and would LOVE one of your ATCs. My email is:
sallyjh40@gmail.com

Fingers crossed!

kikitsak said...

I discovered your blog just yesterday and I'm amazed with your talented! You're trully gifted! I have to spent days to see all of it. Keep up the great work!

TopCat76 said...

Oh my, oh my... what beautiful atc, I love all the detail! I would love to have one of these - they're stunning!

jan farnworth said...

these cards are simply stunning. I would love it if you pick my name.

wheatley_jan@hotmail.com

mudmaven said...

WOW! Those are truly the work of a talented and imaginative person. Thanks so much for sharing! ~chris

Nicole Lund said...

Wow! I just found your blog on Scrap Jazz and I am in Awe! your work is stunning and your tutorials are wonderful!

Tejal said...

I just found your blog thru Ying's blog and right now my jaw is on the floor..you have such amazing techniques, if I could master even one of them, I would be on seventh heaven..Fantastic work...I haven't been able to stop scrolling to see all your work..and it is truly fantastic..
I am bookmarking your blog..

Tejal
(from India)

Danisha said...

I am a fellow follower too! What you do is artwork. I would like to do the things you do and will try one day. But you do have an amazing sense of style and composition. I would love to be entered into the drawing

nishanut@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Everything you do is just amazing=O)
I would love to be one of the lucky winners of your lovely ATC.
You are a great inspiration!
THANKS!
/lillakez/Heléne

my e-mail: lillakez@hotmail.com

noell said...

Wow, you are so talented! I'm so glad I discovered your blog (someone linked to it here:

http://janiegrohman.typepad.com/explore/

Your stuff is amazing and so unique. I'd love to have one of these in my hands so I can look at all the details.

Just Me said...

Wow! i just stumpled upon your blog today. Oh my goodness. i am so glad i did. your work is amazing. i would be more than thrilled to win one of your atc's. cynde
cyndesharok@hotmail.com

Els said...

beautiful atc's !!!!
love them very much. I'm going to try this at home !!!

Terri H said...

WOW! See what happens when I forget to check in here....you blow me away with your creativity. STUNNING cards..so warm,unique & most importantly so you!

Terri H said...

WOW! See what happens when I forget to check in here....you blow me away with your creativity. STUNNING cards..so warm,unique & most importantly so you!

Sandy said...

Oh I would be honored if I won one of your ATCs! I'm such a fan of your work, I keep lifting your layouts, lol. Thanks for the inspiration!

colour16@comcast.net

Shellieh said...

Love all the details Irene! Your ATC's are beautiful, and I would love to have one.
thanks!

Shellieh said...

Irene, lov ethe ATC cards, I would LOVE one! Love all the detail you put into your projects, just beautiful. :D

JHawkeye said...

Irene...these are beautiful...and what a great RAK to share a few lucky people...

Kate
girlgravy@mchsi.com

Anita said...

Gee..I don't think my last post showed up here so here we go again!

The book, I am serious about! Directed the publisher to your blog and she is amazed!

The ATC's...well, lets just say, I am awed by your art and having one would just make my day!

araymc@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have been obsessed with your blog for the longest time! I stare at everything for hours and hours trying to figure out how you get so much detail into everything you create! These are absolutely beautiful and I would love to see one in person! I hope to be included in your drawing.

Thanks!
Cat

flatteredfeline@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Irene, I love your work and would love to win one!! They are gorgeous! I would definitely frame it lol

Stephanie said...

Irene, thanks for sharing how you create step by step with such fantastic photos each one of your techniques. You have such an amazing eye, and to see your work is just a treat everytime you update your blog with a new project! I would love a chance to recieve one of your mini masterpieces. Thank you again.

LovesAlot (Devine Scrapper) said...

PuppyTiger...Your ATC's Like everything else you Create are Magnificent...You are a True Master of your Talents...And Yes I want an ATC even though I have some of your work I don't have one of these Creations...So i'm Down on my Knees...Begging you Please...
LOL... you know I have to get carried away at the end...
Hugs, Nicki

Ulrika_m said...

I have just discovered the world of ATCs and I am just about to create my very first one. Oh, how inspiring it would be to have one of yours "live" to look at, feel, and be inspired by! (I am also planning to include my 11-year old daughter in the making of ATCs.)

forest-fairy said...

Your are truly a talented artist. I am so inspired by your site. I would be honored to receive a piece of your work.

DiDi575 said...

I would love to have an Irene original!! I love your work, but you knew that already. Every time I think I've successfully learned your techniques you come up with more. I so envy your work Irene it's just gorgeous, each piece is it's own materpiece.

Diane

Please sign me up.
ImAScrapaholic@sbcglobal.net

ceruleanblue said...

Hey, I'd love to see one of these in real life:))

Your stuff is the best

Avaydriel said...

These are absolutely fabulous. I can't get enough of your blog. The work is so inspiring!

hyperian82@yahoo.com

Carrie

VickyH said...

You're ATC cards are beautiful! I would love to see your work first hand. You are an amazing artist.
Vicky

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