Artist trading card number 66 celebrates the spirit of freedom, to a fashion.
It didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted but I am happy with it none the less.
First, let me show you the finished ATC.
If I were to get all metaphorical with you then I guess the jar represents the trappings of life, the label is the emotion and the butterfly would be the spirit – or whatever *shrugs*.
The construction started with the stamping of the jar and the butterfly. Both came from a free set of Clearly Besotted stamps that I got free with Issue 133 of Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.
These were both stamped in black Versafine ink.
Next I added some shading to the edges with a blue pigment inkpad.
I then coloured the butterfly with WHSmith coloured pencils.
Both the jar and butterfly were then coated with a thin layer of Diamon Glaze.
I found the “fly away” sentiment on the Rondelle sheet of clear stamps from Prima Marketing. I stamped this with black Versafine ink, trimmed it down and then added a little hint of blue with a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker. This was then glued to the jar with some PVA glue.
The design was then layered onto black cardstock and finished with some tiny dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA in the corners.
There was a little creasing in the paper, created as the Diamond Glaze dried, but to be honest, I wasn’t that fussed so I still decided to share it.
And there we have it. ATC 66 complete!
Have you ever had the urge to just simply fly away? If so, did you do it? The last time I did I ended up living and working in Australia – perhaps it’s time I spread my wings again? lol :)
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