Thursday, 7 November 2013

You lift me up - ATC by Gabi

Hi! It's Gabrielle Here with you today with my take on this months ATC theme: Flying High.  My thoughts went to wings and the words 'You Lift Me Up'.  I wanted to go with a sor of grunge background and a light airy focus piece in the heart and wings. 
 
I created my background by cutting out a 3.5 x 2.5 inch piece of Dusty Attic Corrugated Card and painted it with Dusty In Color Fine Silver. 
TIP:  I didn't have any rust medium so I created my own rust using......guess what??......Cinnamon!  I just wet the edges of the piece with a little more of the silver paint and dusted on some cinnamon.  I then used a spritz of hairspray to set the powder so it wouldn't come off.  I thought the result came out pretty good!  Here is another close-up photo.

 

 
I used the Mini Corners #2 scroll designs to frame the ATC and painted with with a gold and bronze paint.  The wings I painted white and lined the Rangers Silver Perfect Pearls.  The heart needed to be a specific size so I hand cut it from a scrap piece of chipboard (one of the large window panes from one of the DA window chippies).  I added a Maja Design paper flower design (from Sofiero) and added Dusty Attic Crackle Medium.  I also used one of the Name Plate chippies cut in half to create the scroll design at the top and bottom of the ATC.
 
Dusty Attic Products used on this ATC:
~ Corrugated Card
~ Wings
~ Mini Corners #2
~ Dusty In Colour Fine Silver Paint
~ Dusty In Colour Clear Crackle Varnish
~ Name plate #4


2 comments:

  1. In-genius method to make rust.. and gorgeous ATC!! ( love that song too!)

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