Thursday, June 3, 2010


A friend of mine called me and said that my ATC tray is the featured project over at With heart racing, I quickly surfed the net and found these:

How cool is that?!!!! I'm sooooo over the moon!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is actually the first time that my project got picked as the featured project for the day so I can't help but feel giddy. ;o)

Supplies: Papers, Corrugated Alphabet, Fabric Flowers, Stickers, Button, Twine : Jillibean Soup, Tiny Circle Alphabet Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Stamps: Indinkado, Hero Arts, Pearls, Pebble: Prima Marketing, Fabric sticker: Claudine Helmuth, Crackle Paint, Distress Glue, Ink: Ranger Industries, Paint: Making Memories, Acrylic Charm: Tim Holtz, Other: kraft coin envelope, embossing powder, leaves, ball trim, lace, corrugated board, metallic key, metallic brads, acetate.

Here are some of the close-up shots with my design notes:

I love doing this six-petal rose!!! I inserted pearls in the center and made my roses sit on Jillibean's fabric flowers as a twist!!

I first covered the sides of my patterned paper with masking tape and then swiped the middle portion with gesso. After the gesso dried, I lightly misted on the painted portion and then stamped the image using a chalk ink. While the chalk ink is still wet, I poured embossing powder only on that portion which I wanted highlighted, shook off the excess powder and heat gunned away.

While the papers I used mainly came from the Old Cabbage World and Chicken Noodle lines, I couldn't resist but include also these leftover butterflies from the Minestrone Collection. I added pearls, mounted it with double sided tape, and flipped the wings a bit to give added dimension.

I love how the acrylic charm instantly "lifted" my Jillibean sticker!!!

The corrugated board was first painted with acrylic paint and then embossed with distress powders. I also painted the outlines using gold acrylic paint which was heat gunned to dry.

I couldn't risk stamping directly on paper (as my papers were very limited and I wasn't so sure of my stamping abilities LOL!!!) so I stamped the image on acetate. To achieve that effect on the background paper, here's what I did: I applied distress inks using foam blending tool (I used 3 colors on this one: pine needle, shabby shutters and broken china) on a kraft mat and then lightly misted the "stamped" surface with water. I then pressed my paper on the "stamped" surface to achieve that background (it's like misting on the kraft mat and then dipping your paper on the surface - - only instead of mist, I used distress inks).

I applied watered down crackle paint on my fabric sticker and then topped the corners with distress stickles (I think these are old paper and peeled paint) for additional texture. I stamped and embossed also on the envelope (my message to dear hubby is placed inside).

Oh, just a tip: Helmar's Tiny Circle Zap Dots are perfectly sized to mount those tiny circle alphabets from Jenny Bowlin Studio!!!

These kraft corrugated alphas were first painted with gold acrylic paint and then heatgunned to get that beautiful texture. As a final step, I outlined them also with picket fence crackle paint to make them stand out more.

This ATC tray is actually my surprise gift to my hubby this Father's Day (yup, he hasn't seen this yet and thank God he doesn't check my blog LOL!!!). I plan to give it to his officemate who will sneak it into his office and display it on his office cubicle. ;o)

Whewww! That was rather long. LOL!!! Thanks for looking everyone. I think I'll be posting again soon - - it's gonna be an exciting reveal time!!! (wink, wink)


1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooooooooooooo COOL!!! CONGRATS!!! Its AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)):):):)

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