Saturday, February 23, 2013

Seeing Red

Afternoon folks,
A few more Valentines for you then I'm done for a very long time! My ATC was made for the Fun with ATC and 3 Muses challenges. Missed the deadline for the 3 Muses, darn. 
Fun with ATCs  - Something Red
Anyway.... the background is a piece of alcohol ink on glossy photo paper attached to a chipboard ATC. The heart is grunge board cut with the TH die and colored with a combo of fired brick and aged mahogany stains, heat dried then added glossy accents. When the g.a. mixed with the stains it created this cool swirly pattern! The smaller hearts are a brad with its legs cut off on top of a punched paper heart.  The hearts are mounted on a piece of metal screening whose screen tentacles are wrapping themselves around the heart. The background has been stamped with a flourish that I thought also gave the impression of reaching for the heart. Looks like the screen won! :) I've stamped the word 'heart' from the mini heart blueprint 2 stamp set in the lower right corner. 
I had a bit of trouble getting a good pic what with the glossy paper and the glossy accents reflecting the light. I hope you can see the tentacles encircling the heart.

Join me and Celebrate the day!

paper- chipboard, glossy photo paper, grunge board, bazzill
stamps- stampers anonymous mini blueprints 2, hero arts
dies- TH alterations mini hearts
other- glossy accents, alcohol ink, d.i. marker, screen, StazOn ink



  1. beautiful!!! love the background you created!

  2. You are so rocking the ATCs, Nan - I'm totally blown away by this one... the tiny heart within a heart, great texture from the mesh, and those fabulous flourishes - protecting or imprisoning?! Thanks so much for playing along again at Fun With ATCs.
    Alison x

  3. Nan, Im loving this, the heart is beautiful and I love the heart within a heart. lovely. Thanks for joining us at Fun With ATC's

  4. Wow, Nan. Wow. That is one brilliant war-torn heart you've made there. That should be on display as a tribute in a Holocaust museum. I hope that's okay to say; that's the way it speaks to me. Genius.