Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lovely Day Blog Hop

HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!!! And...It's time for the Artistic Outpost Design Team Blog Hop!!! Our challenge was to use the Lovely Day Stamp Set. I decided to finally bust out the Distress Markers and see what these babies could really do, and I am so NOT DISAPPOINTED! They are worth the money crafters. I also decided to blow the dust off of the sewing machine. The poor thing probably needs oil too, as it's been so long. Here is my trio of Lovely Day ATC's for Easter.
I colored my image directly on the stamp with the markers, then gave it a good huff of breathe, and stamped the image on the ATC, several times in different positions. I filled in the rest of the flowers and leaves with a coordinating color in the same family.
This is the cool part...I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for the sky and IT DOES NOT blend in with the markers, it resists it! How cool is that??? I was amazed! Next, I heat embossed the sentiment using Tumbled Glass and clear powder. I distressed the edges and inked those as well.
I flicked water on the sky part for some bleached droplets, and then sprayed Perfect Pearls Mist. The mist gave the markers a watercolor look...love this!!!! I misted the coordinating cardstock as well and then stitched the ATC onto the cardstock. I inked the cardstock edges with Pumice Stone.
I used the egg images from the Birds Of A Feather plate, and inked them with the white Distress Marker. It slowly turns white and looks cool while you are watching it. I added polka dots with the same colors of markers from the flowers. I misted them with Perfect Pearls then applied a heavy coat of Glossy Accents. After they dried, I cut them out and adhered them the ATC's. I hand wrote the word Easter with an olive green Sharpie Marker.
 
Don't forget to visit all the other AO Design Team's Blogs...talk about talent...wow!!!

Supplies:
From My Stash: light pink, light yellow, and purple cardstock, olive green Sharpie Marker

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

20 comments:

  1. Hi Anita! You are just too clever! I LOVE the little Easter Eggs you created from the stamp set. Your cards are just adorable and I really appreciate your take on the new Distress Markers! I am so tempted to get them!!!! Fabulous project. Bravo! Yvonne

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  2. Wow Your Atc`s are stunning,everything is so pretty.I Think I also must try my Distress Markers because it looks so good.
    Have a nice day
    Felicie

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  3. Very nice ATC, lovely colours :)

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  4. Ooh, such pretty ATCs!!!! Perfect for Spring & Easter. How cool that DI resists DMs. I want Distress Markers SO much, wonder would my bank give me a loan???!!! :) :)

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  5. Sweet ATC's love the hidden eggs in the flowers! Clever and cute!

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  6. Those are so sweet... love the effect with the markers!

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  7. Terrific ATCs Anita. Love your step-by-step and the way the markers performed. Thanks for sharing all those details with us. Your Easter eggs are inspired. I really like how the ATCs came out with that watercolor effect.

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  8. Oh these are GORGEOUS!!! I have the entire set on order and can't wait til they get here!!!!

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  9. The ATCs have a lovely vintage look to them. They are really different looking, I love them. Thanks for the tut.

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  10. Love your projects, thanks for the tutorial and sharing your work.

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  11. Fabulous trio of Easter ATC's and the Distress Pens worked fabulously. Beautifully executed and I love the little eggs. Tracy x

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  12. Fab creations! I don't have Tim's markers, but I can see I should. TFS

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  13. they are fabulous for stamping with I love what you have done !

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  14. Beautiful Easter ATC's wonderful coloring! Love the added egg!

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  15. How pretty are they! ....and a little surprise too!

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  16. Very pretty Easter ATC's. I am so happy to hear and see how wonderful these markers are! Beautiful coloring!

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  17. Anita! Lovely work! YOU'VE GOT TALENT! I do not consider myself a true artist...I can't draw a straight line without a ruler, I do not paint or draw freehand. My high School Art Instructor and life’s experiences have taught me, those things do not define creativity.

    CREATIVITY runs in MY FAMILY…God is my Father and He the Only True Artist!

    HE is good enough to me to send me people like YOU to teach me! xoxxox

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