Saturday 4 September 2021

2021 Topic 10: My Favourite Colour with TS {by Claire Snowdon}

Watching someone layer up elements is always a treat. Claire has built up each layer with care, so each one is distinct and amplifies the textural effect. Her favourite colour pink is loud and proud going from the purple pinks right through to the orangey hues and is definitely the star of these beautiful ATCs.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon here with you today to share a trio of ATC's I created using my favourite colour - PINK!  To be honest I was pretty surprised about the distinct lack of love for pink during this topic......I think I'm only the second blogger to choose it for this topic.

Creating on multiple pieces at the same time is one of my favourite things to do when I'm not using a journal - it leaves plenty of room for error as you can just discard one piece if you don't like it.

So to start with I took my three ATCs and swished on Fresco Finish Chalk Paint in Blah Mange, Sorbet and Cerise to create a kind of marbled effect.

Once dry I used a Tracy Scott stencil (PS201) and Grunge Paste on each ATC to create some texture and extra interest.

Whilst my Grunge Paste was drying I moved onto the focal elements for the ATC's. I stamped two of the flowers from Tracy Scott set 61 (TS061) onto some PaperArtsy Smoothy card then used watercolour pens to add colour.  Then I fussy cut the flowers into three separate elements and inked all the edges in black.

Now that my Grunge Paste stenciling was nice and dry I went in with the Infusions to grunge them up a bit more - I used Magenta and Raspberry.  Spritzing with water, dabbing and drying until I was happy with the effect - I really love using Grunge Paste and Infusions together as the paste takes on some of the colour in places and then the infusions puddle in the grooves too so every time you use them it's unique.

I decided the cards needed some black - so I went in with black ink and a crackle stamp from Tracy Scott set 52 (TS052) and added the stamping at random to each card.  I also edged around each card using the same black ink too.
I also added splatter to all three cards using three colours of Fresco Finish Chalk Paint - Little Black Dress, Cloud 9 and Gold.

The last thing to do was assemble each card - I took some black cotton thread and added it to each card underneath the main floral image. I attached the flowers with foam pads to give them some extra depth.

And the very final touch was adding a quote sticker to each card.

Here are some closer up photos of the finished ATCs - I really love how textural they turned out.

The black cotton thread was another textural element that created another layer of depth on the cards.

Here are the three completed ATC's - you can see how the theme running through each card is consistent however they are all very individual.

And some close up's of each of the flowers from Tracy's beautiful set (TS061).

And one final photo of the three ATC's together.

I love how my ATCs turned out - the techniques I used to create them could be used for any number of projects for example cards or journal pages.
Creating these in my favourite colour has been so much fun - but any colours would work equally well! 

Thank you for joining me today,



PaperArtsy said...

Just totally adore these colours! They are brilliant ATC's Claire!! Thankyou for sharing!!

A Pink said...

Wonderful trio of ATC's, Claire. Love how they each have their own personality yet come together in unity x

James D (Stampers Grove) said...

Gorgeous trio of ATC cards and wonderfully explained. 🙂

Christine said...

Beautiful colour choice!!!
Love your result, vibrant and cheerful.

bockel24 said...

wow, you´ve managed to make the flowers really pop, even on those colourful backgrounds - chapeau!

Helen said...

wow, Claire. these are beautiful!

SewPaperPaint said...

Claire, I'm absolutely smitten by these glorious ATCs! I love that you used such a large stencil for the background on a small format, such as the ATCs, but especially love the striking contrast between fresh CAS style coloring with grungy mixed media! You've really given me something new to try, as usual. Thank you so much for your continued inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

Marianne C said...

Stunning art, the colours just pop. Gorgeous