Today I have some ATC's to share with you! I have made these for the January Swap over at the Cardmaking downloads forum. This month's theme is Food & Drink.
The image I have used is Grumpy Gretchen, Big Deal Birthday & she's available from Digi's With Attitude! surprise surprise!!! Let me tell you a little about why I chose her!
A while back on the forum, when we had all the bad snow & ice in the UK, we were chatting about how all the shops were running out of bread. That brought to mind the famous misnomer about Marie Antoinette saying "Let Them Eat Cake!"
See where I'm coming from????
I printed the images onto smooth decoupage paper & coloured them all with Watercolour Pencils which I've had forever but not used very much. After colouring them I went over with a Papermania Watercolour Blender to blend a bit. Very different to the promarkers I've been using lately!
I added a ribbon to each & then mounted on to a variety of different card.
Here's a closer look at them
For this pink one I used a corner punch to give a bit of detail.
For the green & black, I used a Cuttle bug embossing folder (Swiss Dots)to add texture.
For the pink & blue, I used the same embossing folder & some textured pink card
For the blue & lemon, I used the embossing folder again & a pair of decorative edge scissors to add detail.
To each I added the computer generated wording "We're all out of bread" which I matted onto card & mounted on foam pads for dimension. I finished them off with a couple of sticky gems.