Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Little House of Madness
Hello, it's Amy here today to share my first ever attempt at an ATC. I decided to also create a shrine for my ATC, so Mr. Edgar Allan Poe has a little house for his
brilliantly mad mind.
To create the look I was after with my ATC, I started with one standard size ATC card, and after painting it with iridescent green paint, I stamped it, using the cursive writing background stamp in black ink. Next, I used a 1.5" smaller piece of cardstock, and painted it with an aqua mist. When that was dry, I stamped randomly with the nesting gears and coffee ring stain stamps,using brown and black inks. I stamped the Poe stamp onto another piece of paper, and then sponged black ink around his face. When that had dried, I hand doodled circles around the face as well, using a template, cut them out, and mounted it using foam tape. Adding some metal embellishments gave it steampunk/time passing flair.
When creating my ATC shrine, (from Retro Cafe Art) I also stamped over the painted and papered outside, using the cursive writing stamp here as well.
I am super excited about my first ATC, and the little house it has to reside in. I've already been so inspired by the creations of the design team, I cannot wait to create another very soon! Keep an eye out for more fabulous ATC sized projects from the design team as we continue to celebrate our ATC bash!
Viva Las VegaStamps!: Coffee Ring Stain, Nesting Gears, Cursive writing background, Poe
Ink: Momento-Tuxedo Black, Clearsnap mix'd media inx-noir, Ranger Archival-Coffee.
Paint: Plaid, Mist: Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Teal
ATC Shrine, watch gears, skull bead: Retro Cafe Art
Metal Embellishments: Tim Holtz, Bead Landing, vintage
Chipboard Gears: UmWowStudio