Working on my last set of ATCs for the year. Creative Crafty Friends has kept us pretty busy this month. I love the letter challenges! And the last one for this year is the Letter C.
I have done the letter C in another group earlier in the year, so I wanted to do something different this time. As I was looking through my stamps this one caught my eye. It reads Color your world. Color! That starts with C! And I am all about the color! Hahahaha! And alcohol ink says color better than any other medium. I grabbed this piece I made with the Marabu alcohol inks and an ink pad. I figured this StazOn would work best on top of alcohol ink. I was just hoping it would dry. I’ve never stamped over alcohol ink before.
I was so glad years ago when the movement started away from wood block stamps and over to clear see-thru stamps. And you can totally see why in this shot. There was a particular section of this piece that I wanted to use. By using a clear stamp I could see to make a perfect placement with my ink.
Unfortunately I spent too much time deciding and my ink had partially dried. Which meant a bad stamp. Oh well, I like this area, too! It’s all good!
Here is a better look at this particular stamp set Color Your World.
For the background I chose another Marabu piece. That bottom has more pink in it than this photo shows. Sorry. I used a circle punch to cut out my accent piece. And this watercolored dragonfly – it came from Joggles. One of Barb’s newer collage sheets. A whole page of beautiful dragonflies and this one was the perfect size. I didn’t want to overwhelm my ATC because I wanted the alcohol ink to be the feature element for color.
Once I figured out placement, I ran both pieces through my smaller sticker machine. It can handle items up to 1.5″ wide.
They come out on a piece of paper like this. Once I peel them off the sheet they have adhesive on the back of them – making them stickers. Tip: don’t trim out that dragonfly until after you have run it through the machine. That way you don’t have sticky residue around the edges. From here, I cut out the dragonfly – then moved on to placement.
Two small elements do not take up a lot of room. But . . . remember I want the alcohol ink to be the star of the show on this ATC.
Once I had placement I liked – I removed the backings and stuck both elements in place.
Super minimal, I know. I thought about what I could do to add to this ATC without covering up the color. Ink the edges for sure. That StazOn dried well so I just stayed with it.
But it still needed something. Ah!!! My clear glitter gelly roll pen! I covered those gossamer wings with clear sparkle. And called this one done.
Not fancy. Very minimal. But I hope you can see my love of color shining through. Hahahaha! Cause you know how I am! Now, on to Letter C ATC #2!