Saturday, May 17, 2014

Small Spaces

Artist Trading Card

Hello and Welcome!

It's time for a new challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox but before I go any further I'd like to interrupt this blog post~

to wish my dear husband a very Happy 28th Anniversary today. I can hardly believe we've been married nearly thirty years, raised two wonderful children and now find ourselves as empty nesters. Where has the time gone? I look forward to growing old with you dear and just want to say how much you have blessed my life and I love you. 

Now back to the challenge - Let's Hear It For the Girls - and our special month long sponsor Make It Crafty. You read correctly, Zoe is sponsoring us for four weeks and the DT will be back on June 1st  (half-way) with more inspiration and I'll be sharing one of Zoe's fabulous images then.


Prize is a $10.00 gift certificate to the online store.

Bonus Prize - use a MIC image to go into a second draw to win a $10 Gift certificate to their store.

As for my ATC I had fun playing with a honeycomb layering stencil by Tim Holtz and embossing paste. I dried it with a heat tool and stamped the lady's face over the textured background in Archival Jet Black ink. Color was added with Mister Huey's Powder Blue and Dylusions Lemon Zest ink sprays and I spelled out my saying with Tim's chit chat alpha's and computer generated words. I inked some gauze with mustard seed distress stain and formed a bonnet for her, then stamped a bee on white cardstock and sprayed the image with Dylusions lemon zest and fussy cut it. I love old sayings and this one in particular always makes me chuckle. I remember hearing my maternal grandmother say this and I find myself saying it as well. It's a challenge to create in such a small space but I like ATC's so you'll be seeing more of them. 

Thanks for the visit today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. 
Before I go I'll quickly share that I will be hosting my very first blog give-a-way beginning June 1st to celebrate a milestone in my life so plan on checking back to get all of the details to win my prize package. 



Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary Lisa & Hubby, hope you have a super day!! Love your ATC and that phrase made me smile, it's a sentence that is often uttered by the men in my life!! xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Lovely ATC, Lisa! Love the stamping over the stenciled paste. Happy Anniversary to both! xxx

Julia Aston said...

Love the look of the stamping over the honeycomb Lisa! what a great design and wonderful colors - big congrats on your Anniversary - well done!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love the honeycomb background!

Sue Lelli said...

I hope you had a Happy Anniversary, Lisa! I am playing catch up so I missed the actual day. I LOVE your ATC with the glittery honeycomb! Good things come in small packages!

1CardCreator said...

Love this, especially the hair and the bee! ~Diane

Margaret said...

Happy belated anniversary!! Hope your day was extra special!!

Love the fun ATC with the awesome honeycomb embossing!!

Lisa M said...

There's a Bee in this and I can't express how HAPPY this makes me. I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!! :)
Happy belated Anniversary too. Empty nesters..LOL. I still have two you can borrow...
Just sayin'
Lisa x

Shirley said...

Wow, Lisa, what a great use of mixed media! I only hope to be half as good as you are when I finally get to Tim's class! The colors are wonderful!

butterfly said...

She's beautiful, Lisa - and I love the honeycomb effect over her face.

Belated Happy Anniversary - so sorry I'm on catch up... but just in time to hear about 1st June - sounds exciting!!
Alison xx

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