2.16.2010

All Cracked Up!



No...not in the amazingly hilarious kind of way.  Sorry to disappoint.  BUT...it IS all cracked up!!!



The art of life is in the little treasures



That's because after coating the ATC base with gesso, I applied a nice, thick-enough layer of crackle medium!!! Have you ever played with crackle medium, 'cause, dude, seriously...it's wicked crazy fun stuff! Over the medium I applied the green acrylic paint and WA-LAH! Beautiful cracked goodness!!!!



Art of Life text



I added ink and texture in various forms to let that background just SING! I love it! You can totally feel it with your eyes, and that's just pretty much way cool.



Art of life detail



I created the flower with fabric, buttons, and a fun little gem stone and simply lined the bottom of the ATC with some vintage text paper. The look is finished off with a bit of glitter around two of the corners and flooding onto the edges of the card.


I actually made this one for a lovely friend who is filling up a wonderful ATC tray, so I hope she likes it! I had a blast creating it!



Art of Life Close




21 comments:

  1. Oh - this is BEAUTIFUL! Love the "crackled" (or is that "cracked"?) look! Yeah I know, it's crackled, and I'm cracked! :)

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  2. Beautiful/ Absolutely stunning!! Love the colors and the quote you used.

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  3. Love the glitter, it's such a classy finish to this! And yes, Jingle, feel free to use the quote on my blog! :-))

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  4. OMGOSH!!! I am lovin' this...you beat me to trying it!! I bought some to try it out glad to hear you love it!! And love love love the look!!!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  5. This is really beautiful.
    debby

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  6. Love that crackled look!!
    The Card is darling nice touch!!

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  7. Amazing as always! You really put a lot of work and love into your beautiful cards. :)

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  8. Very nice Jingle.
    I have used crackle medium with my wood working to give the wood an aged look.

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  9. fabulous, love the crackle effect, have a great evening, hugs Debx

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  10. I have been reading a lot of artistic blogs lately and keep hearing about ATC's. After looking at your wonderful card, I have finally looked up to see what they are. I love them! The seem like fun and I might have to give them a try :)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    KaoticKrafter Blog
    Ready, Set, J.E.T.
    KaoticKrafter Artfire Shop
    Craft4Emma Etsy Shop

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  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous ATC. Love that quote. Love the flower and those glitter corners are perfection.

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  12. I haven't used crackle glaze in a long time....but I do remember how fun it was. Great ATC!

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  13. Oh wow, I love everything about this!! Including how you have photographed it! You make me want to get my crackle out, but I have put myself on a ban ( i get slightly crackle happy!)

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  14. Very cool. Love how the crackle turned out. I haven't played with crackle for years... I should.

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  15. simply beautiful thanks for popping by my blog.

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  16. Pretty card. Very unique. Love it!

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  17. I LOVE IT! I think I could have some fun with the crackle paint! I already have gesso. You did a great job, and thanks so much for linking up to our first party! :)

    ~Kim

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  18. This is a beautiful ATC! Your friend will love it!

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  19. crackle is so fun to play with! great job!

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