Tuesday, June 11, 2013

ATC and Art Challenge Fun

  Just time for a quick post so I can get these challenge pieces linked in time. My battery went dead on my camera after taking photos- I mean dead as in I need to buy a new battery because the current one won't recharge at all any longer-ugh!. So, I had to retake photos using hubby's camera this AM.




  The theme this Monday at Simon Says Stamp and Show is buttons.  The ATCs were both cut from gelli plate prints. On the top one I stamped a buttons UM image (Cat's Life Press) over the base using Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger). I also sponged the ink along the edges of the card, typed word, and over the flower trim. Transparency is from ARTchix Studio. Button is Dress It Up.
  For the second ATC I used image and words from ARTchix Studio. Edges are all sponged with Tea Dye Distress ink (Ranger). Tiny buttons are from Gary Burlin & Co.
  I am also linking  the second one to Inspiration Avenue (bird theme), Summer of Color 3 (color theme of citron and turquoise). At Summer of Color we get to vote for each week's color challenge and I was thrilled to have a fave combo to art with this week. Can't wait to see what the challenge is next week :)

  Here are two more ATCS:

  For this one I sewed fabric to a cardstock base after cutting the arch shape. Materials used are: sheer green swiss dot ribbon (Michael's); image, words and butterfly transparency (ARTchix Studio); paper flowers and brads (JoAnne's).

  Background and heart are gelli plate prints.

 I'm linking up to Glue It Tuesdays at artsyville and hosted by Aimee,  A Colorful Gelli Print Party hosted by Carolyn Dube, and Summer Of Color 3 at Twinkle, Twinkle  hosted by Kristin.

 These are wonderful, fun challenges (some of which also offer prizes!) and a great way to meet up with more bloggers and artists. Just click on the links for more info or click on the badges along the lower right sidebar. Hope to see you there, and thanks to the fabulous hostesses of these challenges!

"You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need." Jerry Gillies

53 comments:

  1. Lovely ATCs! I like the combinations with the turquoise paper and the stitching.
    Cheers
    Gabriele 9

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  2. Your ATC's are just awesome. Beautiful colors of course. I like the way you sewed fabric to the cardstock. It's interesting. Nicely done, thanks.:)

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  3. oooh these are gorgeous Linda. Annette x

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  4. I just LOVE your ATCs and feel privileged to have some in my collection.

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  5. Beautiful work! The heart one is my special fave! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. omg, I love these Linda!! Don't you just love this color combo?

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  7. What beautiful atc's Linda.... they are all gorgeous but I especially love the nest one. It's so sweet.

    Karen x

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  8. Wonderful! The last one is my favorite :)
    Happy GIT, Jana

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  9. Love your turquoise color schemes. I especially love the doves with the turquoise tissue paper frame.

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  10. Wonderful ATC´s, dear Linda! So much detailed and lovely. The last one is my favorite too :)
    hugs
    Erika

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  11. Lovely atcs! The turquoise heart is my favorite! ;)

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  12. Lovely cards! Follow your heart is my fave.

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  13. I like the button stamped paper you made in your first ATC. Been wishing for a sewing machine so I can sew on my paper too. Love how it looks! {:-Deb

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  14. Gorgeous work, Linda! I especially like the follow your heart!! I love the colors for this week at Summer of Color - will be adding my submission later this week.

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  15. That follow your heart one is my favourite but they are all so lovely and beautifully made... happy week 1 of SoC ...xx

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  16. love them all--summer of color is spot on

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  17. These are fabulous! I love your ATC's and the bird / nest piece really makes me smile, xo

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  18. Oh my gosh Linda.. what great pieces!
    I am always amazed when visiting!
    Have a good and creative rest of the week! I also want to invite you to take part on: ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY once...
    this month there ist the theme "HOME"

    xxx Susi

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  19. Goodness heavens!!. I LOVE all of them, Linda!!. They are so gorgeous, romantic and comforting. My fav is the butterfly with sweet stitches :). Thank you for mailing out the ATCs for me, I'll have all hope & luck in the world to receive them :). HUGS!

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  20. Beautiful works all, really thoughtfull and well made! Love the stitching! :)

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  21. These are beautiful atcs! I really like the "follow your heart" one and the Gilles quote.
    visiting from glue it tuesday.

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  22. Fantastic work Linda, you made some great pieces!
    ManonX

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  23. linda...beautiful art as always! i will be coming up with something soon for citrine & turquoise ... yours is fab ;)

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  24. hmm, i wasn't signed into google so i don't know if my earlier comment came through . . . love what you created linda!!!

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  25. What gorgeous eye candy! The nest one is my favorite, but then I'm a sucker for birds and nests.

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  26. These are awesome, hard put to pick a favourite.

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  27. Truly beautiful! love the saying "follow your heart" true indeed!! :D

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  28. Love your ATCs - the colours, the messages and the designs. I especially love the gelli print paper!

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  29. Beautiful ATC's, I love all of them.
    xx

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  30. I just love all the detail in your ATC's - isn't it amazing how freeing it can be to work in such a small space?

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  31. I love all your pieces here. The coloring, the composition, your theme and saying all fabulous! Every single one!

    I love that Jerry Gillies quote!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  32. Your ATC's are just GORGEOUS!!! I love each one, and the backgrounds are fabulous! Love the button embellies, especially the heart! Thanks for buttoning up with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

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  33. They are beautiful I especially love the gelli plate background and the border stitch you've given to it.

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  34. Each and every one of your ATC's is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you used the SOC colors!!!!

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  35. Great ATC's! Love how your included the colors in all of them and they are each so unique. :)

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  36. Busy girl and all lovely pieces...x

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  37. Wow! You have been so creative! I love your ATC's and your use of this weeks colour combination:)

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  38. Love your ATCs. Great use of colour and design. The recipients will be very happy! :)

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  39. Beautiful work - I love the birds nest and your use of the turquoise and green is wonderful.

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  40. ATCs + Stitching = I-fall-in-love-instantly! Great work! Have a nice weekend and hug from Holland.

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  41. Terrific artwork, I really like them all and enjoyed reading about your materials and how you made them.

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  42. Beautiful ATC's! Love how you built them up creating very eye catching ATC's! So glad you shared this with the party!

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  43. Oh my goodness! I LOVE your stitched art!! Sprinkle Joy got me grinning!! Wow!

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  44. All stunning! I really like the Sprinkle Joy piece and its shape!

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  45. Lots of lovely artwork for the colour combo set by SOC! If I was to be asked to choose 'You are still in your nest' is my favourite :)

    xx

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  46. What a beautiful set of ATC's. Your gelli plate background are fantastic. Lovely colors. The beautiful birds ATC speaks to me as the baby birds are all learning to fly by me. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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