So here is the state of affairs on my work desk this morning after I finished a project last night that I will share in a minute! I LOVE ATC's and I am currently working on a couple for a new Mid Month ATC Challenge that is being held in conjunction with the Pick A Stick Challenge that I participate in every month over on Facebook. I was so excited when Shel, who picked the sticks this month, announced this new challenge because I used to do ATC Swaps and had gotten out of it and had been missing it, so yay me, I'm back on the wagon! LOLOL Any excuse to have art fun!
Shel, as the stick picker this month, picked three sticks from the ten that were pulled for the Pick A Stick Challenge for us to use as prompts and guidelines. She will then post her ATC's reveal on the 15th for all to see and then at the end of the month, on the last day of the month, the Pick A Stick crew will pick four winners to receive the ATC's that Shel made. Three of the winners will be someone who participated in the Pick A Stick Journal Challenge over on Facebook, because that is the main challenge, and then the fourth winner will be someone who participated in both the Pick A Stick Journal and ATC Challenges. Woo hoo! I love it! :)
So the project I finished last night was my other monthly challenge, which is also over on Facebook, which is Tag It Tuesday from Sheri Whitfield! Truthfully tags and ATC's are my fave things to do, but let's be honest ANY mixed media project is awesome sauce to me!! LOLOL As I said earlier, I don't need ANY excuse to have art fun, but we all have our faves!
Sheri usually gives us prompts, but also this year, has been giving up Pantone color prompts to use. This month, Sheri only gave us Pantone color prompts which were:Yow!!!!! Is what I said! What is that Lilac Gray????????? LOLOLOL You can fudge Fiesta, but Lilac Gray????? Well as it were I DID fudge Lilac Gray because I don't have Pantone colors in my hip pocket! LOL But, fudge I did! I just took about three different cheapo acrylics and did my thing! And.....I think I did pretty good, LOLOL!
I love getting goodies from online buddies and when you get in different swaps, you often get the cutest things from your partners in crime! I had actually bought some goodies from Peg over on Facebook's Peg's Craft Supply last year and in her box she gifted me some lace that I have used in quite a few projects and I decided to use some again in this project since the lace had flowers on it and I knew I wanted to use flowers on this tag. So I cut some patches out and adhered them down with some Aleene's and then I gesso'd all over the big 4x8 size tag (a HUGE stack was gifted to me by one of my other sweet online buddies) and then painted on my Lilac Gray concoction in the areas around the lace.
I then took out a couple of Tattered Angels Glitter Mist sprays that I thought, when sprayed together, would make sort of a "lilac color." It did ok, but whose keeping score? I then took a fave stencil from Wendy Vecchi that I had on my desk last week and stenciled through with another acrylic paint from
PaperArtsy that I thought would be close to Fiesta and then sprayed another Tattered Angels Mist over top of that. I fussy cut my flowers out and then found some scrap papers to cut some stems from.
I did a bit of texturing on the background and some splatters along with distressing the edges and edging with Distress Ink. I decided to put a little Stickles in the middle of my flowers and then popped up my sentiment, added some ribbon and voila! I did it Sheri! LOLOLOL
I had fun, no doubt! It WAS a challenge on those colors, but that's what it's all about! I'm hopping over to some other WOYWW desks and see what you are all up to!
Here's to a FABULOUS Wednesday! :)