"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Some new ATCs

The first card is called Bermuda Triangle.  I made it for the Inkurable Stampers' Gothic Art Challenge.  The theme was Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  I stamped the card with a texture rubber stamp and embossed it with Ranger gold embossing powder.  Then, I added dabs of watercolor to the background.

The plane is supposed to be bursting through a map of the world.  Unfortunately, this effect didn't come out too well.  This card is my impression of what it would be like to enter the Bermuda Triangle, and what you would see after you entered.

The next two cards are for a swap which is supposed to represent the season we are currently enjoying.  Some of the Australian girls are posting cards with Spring themes! 

The first card was created with tissue paper background that was stained with instant tea.  The leaves were created by painting the paper with acrylic paint and then cutting them with a die cutter.  The word 'Fall' was embossed using Ranger gold embossing powder.
The leaves for this tree were created using this tutorial I linked several days ago.  I painted the background with watercolors
This card is for a monthly lottery with the theme Glitz and Glamour.  I used acrylic paint to create the background.
This card is one of perhaps many I will make inspired by Matisse's Cut Outs, which is the theme of the Monthly ATC group I belong to.  I printed the colors on self-stick labels using  a color laser printer. I then cut and adhered the pieces to the card.  I believe this is similar to the method Matisse actually used to create his Cut Outs.  Watch for more.


  1. What a marvelous variety of work! Love all the leaves, fall is my favorite ;) The bermuda triangle is clever! Nice work, Jeanie.

  2. oh wow you have been busy having a catchup jeanie. I love the plane atc and story behind it. your fall ones are lovely and your glitz card certainly fits the bill :)

  3. I think the Bermuda card is a very cool effect! Even if it isn't what you expected, still very cool.
    LOVE the glitz tree card too. Nice to see how you mixed the paper media with the painting. It's very Aunt Jeanie :)