Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Unity ATC Swap

I used the April KOTM to make my ATC's for the Unity Swap this month.

I stamped the pear image in Black Memento Tuxedo ink, and colored it using Artesa water brush pens. I outlined the pear with a Sakura Starburst Gelly roll pen. I used a SU color that I have not cut into for which I have Washi that coordinates beautifully.  The watermarked stamp in the background is from a Unity grab bag.

 This ATC uses Distress Oxide inks. First, I stamped the bee image, and then a mask on a post it note. I aplied the background stamp and embossed it using clear embossing powder. I inked up the background using Honey Distress Oxide ink. Next, I placed a stencil over the corners of the ATC and used Purple Distress Oxide ink and sponged over it. I stamped the bees on Vellum, and cut out just the wings. The base bee has a touch of purple ink on it as well as the underside of the vellum.  The top of the vellum has Wink of Stella on it for shimmer.

And, I have swapped 2 ATC's with 9 other crafters, so my desk is just covered with ATC's.  I cannot put them away yet- too fun to look at!

Thanks for stopping by!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, these are stunning! Such bold colors.

Margaret said...

Fabulous! I love your backgrounds and the colors you used.

Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly these are both gorgeous.

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous ATC's Shelly - so different and both wonderfully made. I think the bee one may just be my favourite

MaryH said...

Hi Shelly, I am so loving that floral pear! Great job on the flowers and fab looking background too. It really pops the pear motif. The cute little bee looks just as nifty on this color for a background too. Both are adorable, but I'll have to pick #1 as my fav of these 2 great cards. TFS & Hugs

Michele said...

these are both quite lovely! xo

Lynn McAuley said...

Two remarkable designs, Shelly!! I love them both!!