**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! ;)