Monday, July 23, 2012

Red Light--Stop! Green Light--GO!

Hello Everybody!

**I have revised this post.  Please scroll down to see my corrected entry!  :)  Thanks!

Today I made something I haven't made before--ATC's or Artist Trading Cards.  A month or so ago I found a new challenge blog called The Game.  It's really cool how they incorporate different games into their challenges.  Sometimes the project is also specific such as this one.

The game going on today is Red Light, Green Light.  You can go here to check it out.  I remember playing this at the roller rink.  So much fun!  :)  It's not as much fun in the car-LOL!

ARTchix Studio is the sponsor, and they have a great package they are giving away.

So the challenge is to use the colors red, amber yellow, and green in ATC's.  I made 3 ATC's and decided to honor each color separately.  **However for the challenge all three colors need to be on the ATC so I have added my card with all 3 colors (thank you Susan!).  All together I have made 4 cards to make a little set.

Here is my entry for the game:

Here is a closeup.  It's really the finishing card to the set.  In my mind if you stop, slow down, and then go (red, yellow, green) and you do that in balance you will achieve harmony.  Maybe, right?  ;)  The butterfly is from Recollections (at Michaels).

Here is the (now) complete set of ATC's.  Scroll down, and I'll show you some highlights!

Here are my cards just starting out.

I put index paper from a text book on my cards.  The I used white Washi Tape from Recollections around the edges to make them a bit neater.  I used clear embossing powder and a swirly stamp from Autumn Leaves on each card.

 Since the index paper is glossy, I applied gesso to the paper so whatever color medium I used would stick to the card.

For the red card I used Fired Brick Distress Ink. I also used ChitChat letter stickers from Tim Holtz.  Red means to stop-so the words are this card are reflective of the past.

I used Mustard Seed yellow Distress Ink and then went over it with Walnut Distress Ink to give it more of an amber color.  Since yellow means to slow down, those are the words I use to reflect slowing down and reflecting (I know I used it twice).

The green is from a green Smooch spray since I didn't have a Distress Ink with a strong enough green color.  Green means go so the words here are about now and the future.

Here are all of my cards again.  I really like the way they turned out.  Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...slow down and enjoy the scenery!--And carefully read the instructions!  ;)


Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful and creative. Wishing you a great Tuesday.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Gina said...

These are wonderful inspirational cards Katy :D XXX

Susan said...

Katy, these are lovely! I appreciate you joining us at THE GAME. Would you like to make 1 more using all 3 colors on it, so it will count :) Think of it as more practice with ATCs, LOL :)
These are great for a first timer...
would you believe, Anita, Chrislyn, and Stacie are new to ATCs, and Stacie and Anita, and Kapree are new to collage work???? I think they all did splendidly! I llok forward to another entry from you.
Thanks, Susan (DT)

Annette said...

These look amazing...

Susan said...

GORGEOUS!! you can enter up to 3 separate items. If you are still in the mood to work with these colors.

I love the idea of them being a set and how is it stop, caution, go, and find harmony...quite lovely and profound!

Thanks so very much for playing with us at THE GAME!!
Susan (DT)

Anonymous said...

Oh I love how this one evolved. fabulous concentration of colour and that butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in The Game'

hugs June (DT The Game )

Jinny Newlin said...

This color palette is so fresh and inviting, Katy! What a great technique, too! And I'm lovin' all the shimmer and shine on that butterfly! Delish!

Virginia L. said...

SO neat! I love the use of text in oyur colorful design!!

KC said...

beautiful work! I love the grungy simplicity of them all! thanks for sharing with us at The Game

Marianne said...

Hi Katy
Also yours entry is super!
Nice how you in steps shows how you have made, something to remember for a next time.