Friday, December 19, 2008

Butterfly ATC

Still working along my journey of making the 12 tags of Christmas in ATC form. This one is based on Day 10. Oh, so many wonderful little discoveries in this one. Have you tried the distress reinker, perfect pearls, and water in a mini mister yet. This was my first real go at this combination. I am in love with the shimmer. It's really amazing. I don't know why I waited so long to try this, but I'm so glad I finally did. I used the mister over the new masks that Tim Holtz has out. I first saw these at a convention and thought they were too big. Fortunately I have a dear friend who thought better and sent me two last week. Thanks Jan. I was able to mask 4 ATC's at once with the large mask. Cool stuff.

The second really wonderful thing about this tutorial was that Tim used snaps in his flowers. I didn't have the ones he makes, but heck I have lots of old sewing stuff around here. These are vintage snaps that I bought in my treasure hunting. Such a fun new twist on a flower center. It's the little things that make me so happy, and using snaps in my papercrafts makes me smile.

The third thing I tried new here is the grungeboard treatment. In the tutorial Tim stamps an image onto plain grungeboard, embosses it and then cuts out the image. I didn't have any plain sheets of grungeboard, but I do have a plain set of nature grungeboard, so I used a butterfly out of the set. Then I embossed a background design over it and painted with perfect pearls and water like he did. Such a fun way to dress up grungeboard.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Loobylou said...

Tami, This is my favourite of all your 12 days ATCs so far. Of course I love butterflies, and shimmer/glimmer mist. Can't waitto see what you do next.

Thanh said...

This is gorgeous Tami! I agree with Sarah I think this is my fave of yet.

Sandy said...

You make such beautiful ATCs Tami! :)

Rein said...

Beautiful ATC!

doverdi said...

What a gorgeous ATC. I love the idea of snaps too! I haven't tried them yet but am sure I have some hiding in my stash.
doverdi #1329