A few weeks ago, my awesomely talented DT colleague Milo posted these absolutely gorgeous ATCs here on the Sweet Pea Stamps blog. I love making and trading ATCs so my first thought on seeing these (okay, my second, cos the first was, "Wow!!" :D) was, is she gonna be trading these (and, if so, can I please have one!)? So I asked and she said yes. And I said, "Hurrah!" :)
And so I promised to make my own set of Sweet Pea Stamps ATCs so that I'd have one to trade with Milo. And then real life got in the way a wee bit and here we are several weeks later... and I've finally gotten around to doing just that. And this is the result:
I used Rebecca Sinz's gorgeous Sweet Demon digi stamp - digi stamps are great for projects like ATCs cos you can resize and print them to any size you need - and coloured her in with my Promarkers before carefully cutting around her. I went with a red and black colour scheme on the image and used a Gelli plate background that was a lovely mix of black and red and gold for the backgrounds. I added some fragments of netting, some flourishes dotted on with a gold Perlen Pen and a few little paper flowers (that I coloured black using a Promarker pen!) with more Perlen Pen dots, and a little metal flower, for the centres.
Here's the three cards in close-up:
I love how these turned out. They're kinda gothic and gloomy but at the same time a bit bright and glitzy with the warm red and all the shimmery gold and the image is so striking.
I'm definitely going to be making more ATCs with Sweet Pea Stamps images... they make for some great cards. :)