I was so in love with the smooshing/water coloring technique that I learned from Justine Hovey, that I decided to do a rainbow colored ATC (Artist Trading Card) series with this Chandelier Inkadinkado stamp set (which I have had for ages but never gotten around to using until today).
I used 140 lb Strathmore water color paper which I cut down with the Tim Holtz ATC and Corners Sizzix Die (I also cut down medium weight chip board to create a sturdier base). I misted water on the water color paper and used my non-stick craft mat to smoosh out (yes, that’s the technical term) the following colors for each ATC:
ATC 1: You LIGHT Up My Life
ATC 2: Be the Light – Matthew 5:14
ATC 3: Let Your Light Shine
I helped along some of the ink movement with more water misting, and to get more intense colors, I dried the ATCs between adding layers of ink colors with a Pentel water brush. Finally to finish off the edges I inked with Black Soot.
Over top of the chandeliers I used Studio G glitter glue and over the flames and light bulbs I used a metallic gold Gelly Roll pen topped with Recollections Sunflower glitter glue. Lastly I found some quotes about light that appealed to me online and printed them out on white card stock. I cut up the sentiments, glued those in place, and outlined each segment with a black Uniball ink pen.
This ATC series is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp + Mist Challenge (Top 3 Winner)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Anything Goes Challenge
The following is a video share of this ATC series:
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous crafty day! WOOF
What a lovely idea for a series of ATCs! Your lovely backgrounds really nshow off the various chandeliers and your sentiments – thanks for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my little ATC series Lin! Big hugs, kristina
I LOVE THESE (in capital letters)! First off, the colors you used and blended so skillfully are absolutely gorgeous! I love bright colors and the energy and happiness just radiates from each card. You did a phenomenal job with the misting on these. And the chandeliers! What a great subject matter! And the fact that you made them glittery was genius. I like how the images reflect the sentiments so perfectly and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post and seeing the creation of these little masterpieces. Excellent work here and I’m so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!
Oh my gosh, thank you so much for such a kind and thoughtful comment Andrea! I truly appreciate it. Your words have uplifted my spirits, which were lagging tonight. Your kindness made all the difference. Thank you from the center of my heart. Big hugs, Kristina
Gorgeous ATC set! I love all of the lights and the sentiments.Thank you so much for joining us this week at TTCRD and please come again and join in the new challenge starting tomorrow.
Your ATCs are so marvelous with that drenched color palette. I adore the chandeliers with your glitter glue. How fun!! And then I truly appreciate the reminder to “Be the light”. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous set with us! Congrats on your win at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!– Mary Elizabeth
Thanks bunches Mary Elizabeth! You are surely a light wherever you go! thanks for stopping by and the super sweet comment. Big hugs, kristina