Tuesday, February 5, 2008

4 Seasons Friendship ATC and a little surprise.












These are some ATCs that I've created for swapping with some of my friends. I've used the theme of 4 seasons to create these friendship ATCs. The "green" ATC represent summer, the "brown" ATC represent autumn/fall, the "blue" ATC represent winter and the "pink" ATC represent spring.
Here are some simple steps to create them.
1. First of all, I've cut out a few pieces of card stocks of green, white, blue and beige. Then, I've distressed their edges using the scissors technique and inked them with distress ink and pigment inks. Here are the inks that I've used for the respective cards.
green cardstock ~ pine needles and black soot
white card stock ~ pink and black soot
blue card stock ~ faded jeans and black soot
beige card stock ~ frayed burlap and vintage photo

2. Then I've chosen repective coordinating pattern papers for each card stock and later distressed them using the tearing, crinkling and inking technique.

3. For more textures, I've used some acrylic paints and crackling medium to distress part of the ATC. You can also use some crackling paint too for this step. Then I've used some nature stamps to stamp some images on the ATCs to further emphasized on the theme.
4. Lastly, I've stamped and heat embossed some wordings on it. I've also added some flowers, doodling, ribbons and embellishment on them for more detail.
Ok, here is the surprise! I've made an extra set of these ATCs and would liked to give away to some of my blog readers. Therefore if you wish to get one of these ATC, just post a comment here saying that you wish to get one of this and leave me your email addy! I will put all the email addys into a hat and make a draw for four lucky winners on the 14th February. All winners will get an email from me.
Before I end this post, I would liked to wish all my blog readers a wonderful and happy Chinese New Year!
Sources: Cardstock: Provo Craft and Bazzill Baiscs Paper, Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, Brilliance and Memories, Stamps: Stampin' Up, Brads: American Crafts, Others: Zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, embossing powders, flowers and ribbons.

60 comments:

AgilityIG said...

PT - these are GORGEOUS!!!!! Count me in for your drawing!!!

AgilityIG@mchsi.com

Anonymous said...

I just love your work and would be honored to recieve one of your pieces of art. Thanks for this opportunity.

Bonnie

bgk1@ptd.net

Suzie said...

Rene, these are gorgeous thanks for the lesson to, I will surly have ago, but I would love it if you did put me in the hat honey.

Sleep well Suzie UK SB.com

sks00 said...

I too would be honored to receive a piece of your art work. These are truly works of art!

Karen

sks00@sbcglobal.net

LaY hOoN said...

I wish I wish I can get this beautiful ATC .
Thanks

Dayle said...

You are an amazing artist. I follow your work regularly. You are an inspiration! Please put me in the hat for the drawing!

Dayle
Dayle53@sbcglobal.net

Leigh Anne said...

omg irene - these are gorgeous!! of course the summer is my most fave - green IS my color -though I wouldn't turn any down ;) love to put my name in the hat! ;) la-ricks@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

You are a true artists. Your talent and creativity is exceptional!!! I never saw ATCs before, but your creations inspire one to try.

I especially like the summer and spring cards; but they are all equally amazing.

I would be honored to receive any of your creations.
Linny1995@msn.com

Thanks for sharing!!!!
Linnny

Karen Bowers said...

i read your blog pretty faithfully for the last couple months. you do inspire.

i would love the chance to have one of your ATC.

karenbowers24(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Tejal said...

I am a big fan of your distressing work..and every piece you create is a work of art..I would be honoured to win one of your creations...

Thank you for such generosity.

Wishing you a very happy new year!

Tejal
tejal2210(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Irene - I logged on for my usual morning fix of your stunning designs to find these gorgeous ATCs - as always I now want to rush home from work and get my inks out! Please may I be added to the draw?
Trust your daughter continues to improve.
Kind regards - Kate Lamb
k.lamb@virgin.net

Pandachu said...

I want I want I want. I cant stop complimenting and admiring ur work. To have a piece of it would be like wow! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

jcypang@hotmail.com

Jhawkeye said...

Oh Irene these are so pretty...count me in too!!

Kate
"jhawkeye"

girlgravy@mchsi.com

Hinke said...

I really love your pieces of art. You inspire me heaps !!! Please count me in for your drawing.

Bye
Hinke

Hinke said...

I just love your work, you inspire me every day. Please count me in in your drawing.
And a happy Chinese New Year for you too.

Bye
Hinke

Andrea said...

Hi Irene, I love your work soooo much. I check my email first thing in the morning just to see if you have posted something new on SB.c
I would be lucky to be a winner of your beautiful cards, as I'm your BIGGEST fan.

andreacockrell@gmail.com

jan farnworth said...

i love all your work it is very inspring. Throw my name in the ring.

wheatley_jan@hotmail.com

jan farnworth

Olive said...

You've really inspired me to use new techniques.Thanks for the great tutorials! I would love to have a piece of your work. please put me in the hat

Colleen said...

They are just beautiful. Count me in for your drawing.

I was just wondering how long it takes you to complete a layout?

Momiji said...

came across your blog recently and just love the colours in your layouts! and now the atcs too! I would love to win one of these!

Melanie said...

I would LOVE an ATC from you!!
mkiser26@yahoo.com

Pam said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you too. I would love to win your cards- how fab to see your art in real life.
pampossum@yahoo.co.uk

AFL said...

Hello from Germany

I just found your blog a few days ago and i´m absolutly impressed what you create with your hands!
It´s amazing how you use the inks and create such beautiful work.
I would be happy to own a piece of your creations!

I hope i can join your drawing, too :-)
Thank you!

AnjaFL(at)gmx(dot)de

Anonymous said...

These are just beautiful. I would love to win one. It would be the star of the ATC collection.
Mary Puskar
primitiveseasons@comcast.net

Julee said...

I am continually amazed at the depth of emotion in your artwork. There are just gorgeous! You are blessed with a great deal of talent!
Julee
jillmc22595@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

I love them! As I do all of your beautiful art!! Very pretty!

daphne said...

Your work is awesome and your creativity amazes me! I would love to have one of your works of art!

Beth Norman said...

I'd love to get your ATC's. I'm here every day and love your work!

Beth
scrapbook4ever@yahoo.ca

Jessica said...

hi irene! pick me pick me!

lindschick said...

They are so gorgeous, your work is so inspiring. I would love to be involved in the draw.

ulrika_m said...

Your ATC's are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your techniques, I MUST try to a few ATCs myself. I wish, I wish, I wish that I will be the winner of your cards!

ulrika dot macgregor at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I would love a chance to win one of your little mini masterpieces! Please put me in.
dueckcowgirl(at)hotmail(dot)(com)

Debra said...

Hi Irene, Im a Australian ATC addict and just love your use of colour and texture and hand drawn doodling you have added to these minature works of art. I have only recently found your blog and can honestly say that you have inspired me to finish a Heritage album that for too long has been sitting idle.Thankyou for sharing your gorgeous work. Cheers Debra.

Gio said...

It's my first time here, and I've found such a beautiful works. I' d like very much to win one of this...
Thanks for sharing!
annah_savage@yahoo.it

~KRISTY~ said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL IRENE.

ceruleanblue said...

Wow, it just ges better every time I visit your blog :D

Please, please, please add me to the draw!

Best regards
cerublue(AT)tiscali(DOT)co(DOT)uk
xx

2 Worlds said...

I would love to see some of your work up close thanks for the opportunity
2worldswings@gmail.com

Kathy said...

These are beautiful ATCs!

mama_in_pajamas said...

I just stumbled across your blog a couple of weeks ago while looking for something specific that a "google" search pulled up for me! What a lucky find! I just love what you create..it's SO beautiful. Please add me to your drawing? Thanks ever so much!
sk_holly at hotmail.com

inara said...

these are gorgeous!!!

Jenny said...

I would love to be included!

Thanks!
Jenny

Momiji said...

just love your work..such a lovely style and so unique.would love a set of your atcs!
dee-collins@hotmail.co.uk

red-lynx said...

I'd love one. Please put my email in the hat. I've just started scrapbooking and have found your work inspirational.

Tara

tkeclectic-scrapbooker@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful... just like the creator!

:O)

LT from Hamilton said...

Just recently came across your blog and WOW -- such talent -- and so nice of you to take the time to share and explain your techniques with words and pics.

Would LOVE to win your ATCs.

paru's_circle said...

your work is an inspiration! i would be overwelmed if i won one of your atc's
Happy Chinese New Year!

Heather said...

Oh I love your art!!!!
heather

prinsfamily@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Wow...I Just recently came across your blog and WOW .I am amazed.It is so nice of you to take the time to share and explain your techniques with words and pics.I have now saved your link and will not lose it again.It took me 4 days to find your blog again after my computer crasch.
Please,add me to the draw.I would love to have a piece of your work.Kind regards from Cecilia in sweden and Happy Chinese New Year
gracehill@comhem.se

TheAdorable said...

Love your work of art. You truly inspire me by using more often paint and ink. I would love the recieve a "original Scrapperlicious".
Happy New year to u to.
Thea (from Holland)

theawelsink@home.nl

Danisha said...

I would love to have my name entered!

nishanut@verizon.net

Ying Pang, said...

Love your ATC!! Very beautiful !!!Hope that I have the chance to have your masterpieces!! Thank you. Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Yet more masterpieces!!! You never cease to amaze me and encourage me to go out of my comfort zone and use new techniques!

Would love to be included in the drawing!

luv2shopalot@gmail.com

Jennifer

Cris Lopes said...

Incredibly Beautiful!
Cris

Ronn said...

I would love to win any of your works so definitely count me in!

ronn said...

oops, forgot to leave my email....raw3rd@hotmail.com

Linh said...

Hi, your work is so incredible. I've mentioned your blog to several scrapbooking friends and we all appreciate your detailed instructions. These ATCs are wonderful and I would be so honored to receive them. Thanks!

Linh
chinlai@bellsouth.net

Linda said...

I adore ATC's & your's are STUNNING!!! I would so love your Winter ATC since I'm here in Florida & its always so HOT here. Your work is amazing and truly an inspiration.
Linda
clkr97@yahoo.com

Daria said...

I would love to receive one of these beauties. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
cjeand@comcast.net

Islandscrapper1 said...

these are just stunning! I would absolutely love to have one, love your work.

{b r a n d i} said...

oh I'd definitely but up for those! Your work is fantastic! brandibug@charter.net

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