Viva Las Vegas ATC Bash!

I am super excited to be guest designing for Viva Las Vegas Stamps this month!  I will have a couple of posts to share with you, including today's fun ATC post!  Yup!  I hadn't made an ATC in a long time, so I was excited to jump in when they mentioned that they were planning a big ATC Bash!!!

If you are new to the concept of ATC's, they are Artist Trading Cards.  They are created on a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 canvas that can be made from just about any material you would like!  They are a super fun way to create mini works of art to share with others!  I used two different VLVS images on my ATC.  I used this fabulous Row of Stars stamp and the Lacy Lines Round texture stamp.  I super love that circle stamp!  It's full of yummy visual texture!

Encourage Possibility.  Dream.

I used a watercolor paper base and then stamped and embossed the lacy lines circle several times.  I inked over that with distress inks to create a resist as well as add depth of color.  I then stamped the stars in permanent ink directly over all of the stamping/inking.  Finally, I added the word stickers, inking the corners with my fingers a bit to make them blend well.

Encourage Possibility (Detail)

Be sure to head on over to the Viva Las Vegas Stamps blog to check out what the rest of the team has been creating!  It is some pretty awesome stuff, dude.

Have a Happy!


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