I don't usually make ATCs. I find the small work area intimidating. Well, I stamped this tree (I Brake for Stamps) onto this nifty little chalk ink background I made with the intention of making a card.
I decided that the tree would stand out better in a smaller venue.
So.....here we are.... an Artful Mama ATC. Write this day down, probably won't happen again for a while! LOL!!!
I used chalk inks to make the background. I just smeared them around a bit. I also stamped the tree image with chalk inks. I used about 4 different colors on the stamp... all in the orangy-brown family. I inked the edges of the layers with Distress Inks. I like the contrast between the subtle chalk inks and the ka-pow of the distress inks. Distress inks are really quite bright and intense!! The sentiment is a rub on ( I thought it was fitting of an old, mighty oak tree) The flourish in the corner is grungeboard colored with distress ink and then smeared with distress stickles. :)
I suppose I should have a little giveaway for my 100th post! Whoopie! Leave a comment with your email address and I'll draw a random winner next Friday, March 6. I'll send the winner this ATC and a few other little goodies!! :)
Thanks for following along with me on my artistic journey!!