Here is my card for Deborah Nolan's monthly card chain challenge for May:
I was in an ATC swap and made an extra one to use for this card. ( ATC's are the perfect size for a focal point on an A-2 card.)
There was a lot of mixed media used here:
First of all, I made the background by spraying an 8.5 x 11 piece of cardstock with blue and green Dylusions spray inks. Then, I watered down some white acrylic paint and splattered it on. When this was dry, I stamped a small flower image using salty ocean distress ink. I was able to cut 10 ATC backgrounds from this one sheet.
The bird image was cut from a partial sheet of gift wrap that I bought at a barn sale for a quarter. This cute little chickadee perches on a strip of old sheet music and a piece of German scrap from ArtChix Studio. The alphabet letter dies are from Memory Box and the tiny butterfly was sent to me by Arlene - thanks, Arlene! One of the choices Deborah had for the May challenge was to use embossing and I love the colorful ATC popped up on the white embossed card.
This card was sent to Lavon in Illinois. I hope she likes it!! If you would like to sign-up for the June card chain challenge, here is the link. EDITED:: I sent this card to Arlene in California; not Lavon!! I actually received a wonderful card from Lavon. Please forgive the mix-up, gals. :*(
If you are interested in seeing more of my mixed media art, I recently reactivated my first blog and have been posting over there for about a month. I would love to have you check it out!!