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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Easter ATC Arches

The challenge at  Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is water. You can use water as part of the technique to create your project or use water based images in your project. You decide how water plays in your project.   I used the inspiration to create a new technique and series of Easter ATC arches.



My new technique is tie dye alcohol ink.  I started with an extra cookie sheet.  This would work in any container that you are willing to stain.  I used this cookie sheet because I had bought it for the purpose of decorating it.  I poured a layer of water on the bottom.


I then dripped the alcohol inks into the water.  I put a layer of pink in the water and swished it around. I then dripped in yellow and red.  Then I laid the paper onto the surface of the water and pulled it up.


I switched out the regular cardstock to glossy cardstock to see what the effect was as well as swirling the water around more.
I then cleared the water by soaking it up int paper towels and started a fresh batch with different colors.



I die cut arches and backgrounds from a few of the different papers:

I stamped over the surface using a StaZon ink:

I added highlights with white gel pen.  I added a cute little chick on the front colored with watercolor pencils.


I used a different die for the next arch:








On the next two I switched up the papers to use the purple, yellow and green colors:


The shimmery arches are coated with Versamark and a Stampendous Crystal Embossing Powder. 

Products: Poppy Stamps - Gothic Window Die, Stampendous Feather Bonnet Baby, Stampendous Floral Bonnet Baby, Stampers Anonymous - Spring Sprung, Memory Box - Nature Sings, Stampendous Crystal Embossing Powder, Pearls, Flowers, Stampendous Micro Glitter, Tim Holtz - Seasonal Chit Chat, Hero Arts - Cherry Blossom,  Hero Arts Papillion, Hero Arts - Fluerettes,  Ranger Alcohol Inks - Watermelon, Yellow Sunshine, Raspberry, Purple, Lettuce, Stazon Fuschia, Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Signo White Gel Pen, Memento - Dandelion Ink


Simon Says Stamp is offering up a $50.00 gift voucher to one randomly selected  lucky participant who joins us in the challenge this week.


Thanks for stopping by!


Suzz

25 comments:

  1. Wow love the atc's and the technique is great!

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  2. I like this technique because you never know what you're going to get. You've got some smashing backgrounds here Sue and the die cut arches show them off beautifully.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your technique! Beautiful cards!

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  4. Suzz...I totally love your technique! Thanks so much for doing such a wonderful step by step on that! Your papers look amazing! LOVE LOVE your three little Easter ATCs. They are so your vintage style! Each one is so unique and so beautifully crafted. I love that arch die cut. I am curious though...what die cut is the inset one that created the panes within the arch on your predominantly yellow ATC? I love all of your stamping and colorizing, too! Just beautiful, Suzz! <3 Candy

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  5. Such a fun technique and you got some fabulous results with it. Love all the arches you created and the glitter adds a wonderful touch. Very sweet images too!

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  6. I love the background you created on this, just gorgeous! Love those little chickies too...soo cute!!!

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  7. Fantastic Easter ATCs, Suzz! Love your background technique and bright Spring colours and those little chicks are just the sweetest! Lisa x

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  8. Fabulous background and lovely finished projects,
    Rosie x

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  9. Hi Suzz, what a fabulous technique,looks fantastic when you swirl the water. Love the arched winows too and the die cut arch is fantastic. The little chicks are adorable. These are perfect for Easter. Tracy x x

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  10. Saw these at SSS and wanted to come say how adorable they are and then WOW - the alcohol ink tute. I never thought about putting them onto water - kinda reminds me of Easter egg dying when I was a kid.

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  11. What a super sweet trio of arched cards! I loved seeing how you made that gorgeous swirl of color!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  12. Stunning arched cards! What a great technique to use alcohol ink with water! Those stamps are just to cute! Hugs, Sandra

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  13. These are wonderful Sue. The colours are gorgeous and I think I like the second 'dippings' best where the colours are more blended. The background stamping is beautiful and I love your Easter chicks, lol! The ones with subtle sparkle are really pretty too. Really stunning ATCs.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  14. Simply stunning! I love how you made something so ornate out of almost nothing!

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  15. your chics are too cute and I just love your backgrounds, very cool!

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  16. Wonderful creativity, Sue! And love those chicks in their Easter bonnets!!

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  17. That is so cool. I just love how you made that background. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. They are all so darn sweet...

    Hugs~

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  18. These ATC arches are fabulous! I love the tie dye effect and all the details you've added to them. And, those Easter bonnets on the chicks...sweet as can be. :)

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  19. These are fabulous! I have to try this technique.

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  20. The ATC's are absolutely gorgeous but the technique is MIND BLOWING!!! I'm in awe!!! I love the results and it uses so much less alcohol ink in the process and you can do so many projects at once...BRILLIANT!!! You have started a new craze!

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  21. I adore these ATC arches and the technique of mixing the alcohol inks into water...makes beautiful BG paper! Love those cute chicks, too!

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  22. what an awesome technique. I've done similar with Marvy Markers but not with alcohol inks. Your ATC's are gorgeous.

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  23. Gorgeous vibrant colors- your arch ATC's are fantastic!!!

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