Saturday, April 28, 2012

Delight in the little things.

Good morning/afternoon/evening - that should cover it :)
Today I'm back  with a posting for a card that started off as an ATC which isn't something I do a great deal of but I wanted to enter the challenge over at Stampotique  - create an ATC. Anyway I figured if looked good enough then I could use it on a card as well and luckily for me, it all worked out!


      I used a Stampotique stamp called 'Starbird with chick' available here .  It's one from the fabulous Jo Capper-Sandon and I will admit that I've been stalking her blog for some time now - I just love her style and she is so very good at CAS and using a variety of techniques that create amazing backgrounds (you really need to take a look!).  Anyway, I swiped an ink pad over the card base which is something I've seen Jo do a number of times (love it!) and then printed a line of text repeating the word 'sing' to put over this.  The ATC background was made by smooshing some cardstock over some leftover distress inks I had been using for another card - I just spritzed some water and pressed the cardstock down.  I then stamped some dots, the sentiment and the bird and tore off a small scrap of musical paper to ground the image.  I then added a touch of brown to the bird with a regular pencil (I don't have any fancy ones - yet!!).



That seems to be a very detailed description for a fairly CAS card! 

I would also like to enter the card into the following -
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ - favourite word (sing!)
http://cropstop.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-69-to-birds.html - to the birds
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://www.lisasomerville.com/ - create your own background



Thanks for sticking with me on this fairly lengthy (for me) posting :)

23 comments:

Pia S said...

Fantastic card! The little bird is so decorative and I love the sentiment. The papers you have used are just perfect together with this bird.

Katie said...

Lovely! I just love that you created the pretty ATC and used it in a card. It came together so nicely. Thanks so much for joining us at Crop Stop this week!

ursula Uphof said...

So lovely, a great idea to put all the detail in the ATC.It all looks so good together.

Carla S. said...

Fantastic ATC and card with it, Dawn! Very creative and beautiful designs!

Vicki said...

It was great to begin with as an ATC and just got better on the card! Thanks for joining our CropStop Bird Challenge.

Tracy said...

ATC or card this is great! Love the look of the swiped ink with that fun strip of "sing"'s. Glad you had fun playing and that you shared this with us. Love it Dawn! Hugs!

Linda Palmer said...

Dawn this is beautiful. I love the beauty of the bird and music notes. You did a beautiful job on this one.

Willy said...

Gorgeous ATC and card! Thanks for joining us at SDC 53.

My name is Erika. said...

This is an adorable card. I love it.

Terry said...

Ohh look at you, what a fabulous and classy card, wow I just love it. Thank you for sharing with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, hugs terry xxxx

Karin said...

fantastic ATC!

Linda w said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog regarding Feline Playful. I love the ATC you made....I love ATC's....they can make lovely toppers, and think yours makes a beautiful card. Hugs lin

Gez said...

Gorgeous Atc, such a cutie! Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

Gemma said...

gorgeous! thanks for joining in this week at AUD Sentiments! Gemma :)

Kaz said...

Fab ATC that looks beautiful on your card. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Beautiful! Love how it turned out on the card.Saw your link at the LisaSomerville blog background challenge.

deesdesigns said...

Love it - love the simplicity but yet it is so effective. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us for our Anything Goes challenge at Aud Sentiments! Thanks for applying to be a GDT at Aud Sentiments, Good Luck!!!

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful atc! Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Sarah Anderson said...

this is a beautiful ATC, and it looks STuNNiNG on the card - fabulous design :)

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful background, love the bird with the musical paper. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge and blogger's challenge this week!

Kathi said...

Fantastic card! I adore that little bird!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely ATC - the background tech turned out wonderfuly!

Penny said...

Oh, Dawn, this is wayyyyy cool! I love the ATC part and the background you created for the card is really unique! Haven't seen the "swipe" method before, but I may try it sometime. Love the results!
Hugs,
Penny