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Sunday, February 10, 2013

"Beating Hearts" ATC Challenge with Smudgy Antics!

Hello Friends!
As the Spotlight Guest Designer for February over at the Smeared and Smudged Forum I also get to create for their Smudgy Antics Challenges :0)  Starting tomorrow its an ATC challenged called Beating Hearts and here's mine featuring stamps from Smeared Ink's Heart Wings set for your inspiration!  FYI, Smeared Ink now has a Rubber Club so pop over and join to get your hands on some of their classic digi images made into rubber as well as completely new images that will never be added to their digi line!

I base coloured a white ATC card with Fired Brick Distress Stain.  Then puddled some Black Soot Distress Stain onto a craft sheet and pressed the ATC down onto it to create the dark blood splats.  Then stamped the words in White Cloud VersaMagic ink.  I tattered the edges of the ATC with Tim's Paper Distresser Tool and applied Black Soot Distress Ink to the whole ATC with a foam ink applicator.  I stamped the broken heart image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured it with the following markers:  Copics R39, R46 and Fired Brick Distress Marker and added crack lines with a white gel pen.  I fussy cut out the image and coated the entire piece with Judikins Diamond Glaze.  I attached a glass heart to the ATC with black thread then adhered the ATC to a scrap piece of black cardstock with dimensional glue dots and used my Perfect Layers #2 tool to cut the 1/8" border.   Then used a blunt pair of Kraft Edgers scissors to cut a ragged 'picket fence' border that I decided looks more like grave stones but ended up looking more like a postage stamp border...damn!  I completed the ATC by adhering the broken heart with a dab of silicone glue to give it even more dimension and added tiny black faceted gems to each corner.

 Also starting tomorrow is a 3 day extravaganza into the macabre!
I'm taking part in the Smeared and Smudged Bloody Valentine blog hop from Feb 11 until Feb 13.
My Beating Hearts ATC is actually going to be part of the cover of the 3 page Bloody Valentine book I'm making so check back tomorrow to see page one and then do the creepy blog hop if you dare ;0)

I've also got a call out for Romantic Players for my DominoART Blog's Romancing the DominoART event which starts Feb 14th!  Check out all the details here and show us your romantic side DominoART style and join the fun!

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  1. Totally gorgeous and an inspiration as ever Leigh :-) Fabulous xxx

  2. Gorgeous ATC, Leigh! It's great having you as a GDT member!

  3. Beautiful ATC! The heart looks amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


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