SORRY FOR THE ABSENCE OF LATE
I know it's been a while since I have posted on the ATC 3.6.5. Challenge, and I apologize. My day job has been very stressful as of late, which for the most part has made me tired and lazy at night. So after work, making dinner, helping the girls with their homework, and then make my ATC for the day I've been pretty much doing nothing else. Well that's not completely true, but close enough. As hard as it's been to get anything else accomplished I have still been able to make my ATC card every day.
TAMPA BAY SCRAPBOOKING GUILD
We had another great Guild meeting on April 27, which featured photographer Joe Roberts, who gave a fantastic and informative talk on camera settings, what they mean and how to use them.
ATC 3.6.5. Challenge
4/19 - "And Away We Went" - I was looking through a back issue of "Artful Blogger" magazine and came across this lovely fall picture. There was something about the colors, and the way the trees formed this natural arch that made me want to use it. So with this as the inspiration for my background I went in search of what else I could put in it without drawing attention away from the color. Luckily I found this black and white image of the man and woman in the old car among the Tweety Jill :"Vintage Photographs" collage pack. I detail cut out the picture and adhered it to the background with some pop up dots. I then added the title using some word stickers I had laying around.
4/20 - Springtime Graffiti - I have been taking this great class from Alisa Burke called "Graffiti Chic" and decided to use some of her techniques as the inspiration for today's card. The card was made by using various acrylic craft paints in spring colors and applied in layers using several methods and combined with some stamps. I was making large canvas versions of this using the same techniques for class and thought it would be fun to do one as an ATC. You can click on the link above to read more about Alisa. I'm always inspired when I read her blog.
4/21 - "Dreaming of Italy" - I find this to be another example of what went wrong, and I can tell you it was pretty much giving in to exhaustion. I found the image used for the background in a magazine and was the source of my inspiration for the card
I loved the architecture of the buildings but I was not fond of the color scheme, so I started by using a white Adirondack paint dabber and using a light dry brush approach tried to diffuse some of the brightness of the color without losing all of it. I then detail cut the image of the woman from my Tweety Jill "Fashion" collage pack. The exhaustion set in though and by this point in the day all I wanted to do was finish the card so I hand wrote the title. Unfortunately my best efforts do not come when I'm tired, and I can't begin to tell you how much I hate my own handwriting sometimes.
Well we've made it up to the end of April, and hopefully with the next posting we will be close if not all the way up to date in presenting my cards.
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