You all know Nigel May, Right? You know, international author, TV presenter and all round a-may-zing good guy.
What about Ken Oliver? You know, international creative entrepeneur and purveyor of Color Burst.
And me? Well, I’m just me, lol.
Anyway, pop those three together and what do you get…?
That’s right, the perfect trinity. Trinity is coincidentally the title of one of Nigel May’s wonderful books so when I realised the potential for an ATC I set to work and came up with this …
Now, just to clear something up first – this is not Nigel, Ken and me on a lad’s night out. No, no. It isn’t.
It was more an homage to Nigel’s book to be truthful but it all started out whilst I was mucking about with Color Burst from Ken Oliver, which is what helped me created the mottled super coloured background on this ATC.
Color Burst was super simple to use – I sprinkled it onto watercolour cardstock, spritzed it with water and let the colour do the rest – it was great fun to watch as it developed.
A simple affair once again here, I did this in two stages however. First I stamped it in Versafine black ink. Then, when that was dry I stamped over it with Perfect Medium and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I find found that this gave the images more life, and because I was off a little with the over stamping, also gave them a little shadow.
To finish I heat embossed the edges of the topper and popped on a few clear gems at the base of the ATC.
It was nice to see the background doing the work for a change – what do you think?
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Oh, and if you haven’t already, do get a copy of Nigel’s book – it’s perfect summer cocktail in the garden reading. And of course, do support a fellow crafter by grabbing some of Ken’s Color Burst – you’ll love it!
Many thanks for taking the time to read about my little creation.
I’ll see you again soon!