Friday, December 28, 2007

Challenge ATCs

For this challenge, each player was given four different square images and four base kraft cards. We have to use at least 50% of each picture and make that our focal point on the ATC.

For the sunflower one, I simply left the picture untouched, mounted it on chipboard and covered it with Opals Franklin. It is lovely and shiny!. I made the background by first brushing the kraft card with Gesso and then by using different solid shaped stamps with Colorbox chalk inks. The blue border is a stamp from Andstamps and the wording is from the Stampin' Up! set Delight in Life.

For the Pyramids card, I cut the background off the picture of the pyramid and placed a black triangle behind to accentuate the pyramid more against the background. For this, I stamped and gold embossed the text stamp on white card, then sponged with Colorbox chalk inks. I stamped the letter with SU Ruby Red and cut it out and mounted it over the top.

So now two more to go - I have left the hardest until last LOL!!

We had 24 mls of VERY welcome rain last night but sadly it seems to be leaving us now. So the garden does not need water today so more time to stamp. How I love that.

1 comment:

Bethel of Bethania said...

wooh Jean these look so nice ... and isn't it refreshing not to be doing Christmas stuff as much as we love Christmas it's nice to do something else for a change. Look forward to seeing the next two ...
Wonderful news on the rain ... hope we can send you some more soon ... we had 14mls last night and 6mls each day, the two days before ... luv ... B