These ATCs are for the Silhouette Swap over on Artist for the creative mind group. There is a link to the yahoo group over there on your right. I only had to do 2 but some how I ended up with 5 LOL.
You may recognize the giraffe from the africa card I did a week ago. Its posted some where on the blog. The giraffe was orange but I painted him black. I used water color paper and water color crayon and made the sun set in the background.
I used the cricut for this one. I do not remember the cartridge. Children at play or something like that. I felt the silhouettes were to simple thats why I kept making more and more. The card is on water color paper with water color crayon. It is then glued to a black atc blank.
I could not get a good picture of this one because there is clear contact paper over it. I used water color crayon and colored the blue. I used my lino stamp I made which was way to big for this size but I only used a portion of it. I rolled the ink on and placed the atc where I wanted it to be.
I printed the words on blank copy paper and put a piece of contact paper over and rubbed real good.
I cut the size of the atc with the words where I wanted it to be in the left hand corner. I dipped the contact paper into water and let it soak for a bit.
I rubbed all the paper off and it left the toner. I placed the contact paper over the city scape card.
Here is the full stamp. I trimmed it to the exact size because I did not want the extra stuff printing for this particular image. You will see with the next lino cut (I used it for the next atc) I left the background in.
Oh yes my famous Fairy. I used this one a lot. The Fairy cut stamp is much bigger and I did the same thing that I did the the cityscape. I inked it up and laid it down and placed the atc where I wanted it to print on.
Here is the the stamp. It is well used as you can tell. I follow Tim Holtz philosophy about cleaning his stamps! He doesn't! Well I do wipe them down but the ink remains.
Oh yes the one that gave me the hardest time and the one I like the most. This is a svg file I found on the internet and I used with the cricut and sure cuts a lot. It was free and I am sure if you google it you can find it.
I did the same thing with the words as the city scape using the contact paper. The first go around the words smudged off and I had the thing already put together and the monkey was too big and his tail got trimmed off at the right side. Another thing I did not like is the contact paper covered the green water colored paper and the black atc. I decided it just needed to be on the green part not the black mat.
So I started all over again from scratch.
I water colored the paper green and black. I made the words and used the contact paper. It smudged again so I did it again. At least this time I did not have all the pieces together when I decided to redo.. all I had to redo was the wording.
So I started putting it together. I put the contact paper on the green water color and trimmed it up. I glued that down to the back mat and I realized it was upside down in reference to the label on the back So I turned it around. The black edges were suppose to be on the bottom now they are on the top. It still worked out.
I put the monkey on and it covered half of the top line and I thought I was going to have to redo the whole thing. I did manage to scrape the monkey off and had 2 extras which I was going to send to my partner.
Well I ran the one thru the Xyron machine upside down and it was facing the wrong way.
So I had to go to my second back up and managed to get him down onto the contact paper.
I thought it would look better to have the monkey sitting on top of the contact paper instead of underneath it.
So I got a monkey sticker which I put in my common place book and my poor partner got 5 atc instead of 2 with no extra monkeys. Sorry T.