Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Artistic Projects - ACT Trio



Today is the second day of the Artistic Projects for Innovative Stamp Creations. Today's inspiration was a trio of ATCs where the design spans across all 3 ATCs. I don't work with the ATC format much - I find the 2.5 by 3.5 inch area confining to me - but I have seen some great works of art created these small spaces!

To span the design across all three I created the background first (the paper is 3.5 by 7.5):

I used pink ink to color the paper, embossed the flowers and then blended and stamped over top - an emboss resist. I then cut them into the ATC size.

Here are all 3:

Close up of the Butterfly:

Close up of the flower:

Each of the words are stamped behind film strip ribbon.





So a reminder - if you would like the chance to win an ISC stamp sheet of choice leave a comment on this blog post. You can also visit the other creative architects and leave comments on their blogs to increase your chance to win:

Kathy Tucker (you are here!)
Joanne Grzelak
Sabrina Jackson

Karen Dunbrook
Wendy Weixler

Julie Warner

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the next inspiration piece!

Happy Creating!

KAT

The Stuff:
Stamps (All Innovative Stamp Creations) Nature Silhouette I, Let it Bloom, ATC Elements, Friends Are Special
Other - Caged Bird Alterations Die (Sizzix), Film Strip Ribbon, Tiny Attatcher (idea-ology)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the way you did the background first, then finished each card. They go well together that way. Great job. Edna B.

Wendybell said...

What a KNOCKOUT, Kat!! Absolutely gorgeous is EVERY way!! Your "backdrop" is totally beautiful ... love all the little details you added that make it such a stand out! :)

Mickie said...

I really like this one.

Lori said...

Isn't that embossed resist great?? These are just wonderful, love the color combos, and what a great idea to make it big, then cut it down!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is fabulous, Kat! Love the colors, the resist and your wonderful flower.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Wow, your work always leaves me amazed!

Victoria said...

Love the effect the resist technique produces. Would look great as an art quilt. Victoriamama

Starla said...

OH KAT!! I love this!! And your project yesterday too!! ok....maybe the mass produced thank you cards need to get shoved aside and I just need to make something for the sake of creating!! (yeah, right! snort!)

Diana Winter said...

Hey KAT! Love the Yellow!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is so totally gorgeous.....a real artsy feel to it...love the colors as well....high fives on this beauty

Broni said...

Gorgeous ATCs, Kat!!

Anonymous said...

I love the triptych (sp) feel to this. I like the yellow too. You don't use yellow a lot. My favorite is the butterfly. I need to dig out all my butterfy stamps and just make a bunch of cards with them. Good crop idea!!!!
SUZ

Deb (dcorder) said...

Fab idea! I love the one background idea. These are so cool!

leenda said...

Absolutely FABULOUS artwork!

jan said...

Beautiful ATC's, love how you did the background!!

Nicole said...

I'm a big fan of your work! The film strip ribbon and word stamps really caught my eye on your ATCs. Thank you for sharing your work!

Anonymous said...

I'm so inspired!
Chris

Dawn Frost said...

I just finished my mosaic card I'll try the ATC's tomorrow. They look harder than the mosaic!

jovialjudi said...

Gorgeous colors and I love the emboss resist. Fabulous card!

Glenda Atkins said...

Too cool and that flower is superb. Great card!

whyducks said...

I just love these how very clever.

jennifer said...

lovely, the elements are great, I would love to know how to make a flower like this one.

Ana Maria said...

I love the way you did the background first and then the ATC cards. Lovely colors

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful, I love the butterfly, bird and flower! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Sandra said...

WOW!
I love these!
Sandra

patricia smith said...

Wonderful card! That flower and the background are great! Hugs, pat

Stampin_melissa said...

Beautiful work!

Elizabeth said...

Not only are these beautiful ATCs, the idea of creating a larger background is clever - overcomes some of the size restriction when creating. Thankyou for sharing; it's given me some good ideas for my own work.

Von said...

My first visit here and what wonderful work this really caught my eye :)

Yvonne said...

Wow really neat color combos and background.