Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Expand your horizons ATC

I made another ATC for the New Stamp Release Event over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity that will be going on between 18-31 January 2016.  These cracked critters are featured quite a lot .... go check them out ...

This is Cracked Owl, which comes either as a large individual stamp, or smaller as part of a plate. I have used the smaller owl here, which is on Mini Cracked Critters Set One.

The words are from a set called Travel Quotes. I actually only used part of the stamp, the whole sentiment is " Expand your horizons. Your imagination will follow "

To me this owl looks like he is setting out on a new path, perhaps 2016 holds something special for him ?

The background is made with Nuance Powders, now sold by Lost Coast Designs. I am having so much fun with them. I used them simply here by adding a few sprinkles of colour to the water color paper, spritzing with water and allowing them to dry. I then stamped the owl image and coloured him with prisma colour pencils. I went over a few areas with a black marker to highlight the detail.

I doodled around the edge of the ATC, stamped my sentiment and matted the water colour paper onto coloured card stock. The final stage was to add some metallic details using silver liquid pearls. 

Thanks for stopping by x

1 comment:

  1. A little quick hi today, just wanted to tell you that I adore this ATC Nikki!!! :D


Please leave me some love, your comments make my day :)