Monday, 18 March 2013

Leaves are Green - or are they?

There is an ATC swap currently in progress on the Yahoo Group Everything Wendy Vecchi based on the current challenge - leaves, and green (as it's supposedly Spring, and was St Patrick's Day yesterday.)

I decided to both join in the challenge and the ATC swap.  I don't make many ATC's (as will become apparent when you see mine!!)  You can do 3 the same or 3 different.

I painted 3 ATC's with Hyde Park Paperartsy Fresco paint, and a little Limelight over the top to lighten them a bit, as one or two of them were a bit dark.  I rolled the leaf stamp from It's Face Art in black archival  on the top and bottom of each ATC, and edged the leaf in white pen (Posca).

Die cut the leaves (Tim's movers and shapers) from book pages and sprayed them with Dylusions sprays in green, orange and white linen.  The text is also Wendy's from Funky Flower Art and is stamped onto some scrap card sprayed with Dylusions green sprays (all of them!)  I used the spotty border stamp (Seriously Art) in coffee archival, rolling it for random stamping, on the background of the ATC

Used 3d foam pads to raise the text from the ATC.

The challenge is open till 26th March and the ATC swaps need to be with Lori (in the US) or Gabrielle in the UK by 15th April, so you have plenty of time to join the group and join in. Wendy is even donating a randomly awarded prize.


butterfly said...

Lovely work, Helen - the leaves look wonderful... so love those autumnal colours blending into the greens - fab!
Alison x

sam21ski said...

Fabulous set Helen xxx

Dianne said...

Beautiful ATC's Helen, loven the green, I like how you leaves hanging off the cards, thanks for sharing and have a great day..

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous ATC's Helen , I always love to see green in artwork and you have used it wonderfully here. Love the added leaves. Tracy x

Lori said...

Love it Helen! Also love that the leaves aren't green! LOL...thanks for joining the MAC, and so happy you're in the swap!

Carmen said...

Gorgeous ATC's Helen. You should do them more often. I've only recently discovered posca pens and only have a white one - how did I live without it! :-)