Friday, March 9, 2012

Flying Monkeys ATC

OK, ok.  I said I really didn't want to get into ATCs because I don't know what to do with them.  I lied.  I don't know what to do with them but I really do want to try making some- they just intrigue me.  I give up.  Jenn from Wicked Wednesdays left a comment here on my ol' bloggo and when I looked her up, I found WW... and I immediately subscribed... and created something today for this week's challenge.  Yeeeaaahhhh.  I give up.

So.  This week's challenge is "Rainbow."  I've had a cranky, depressed kind of week.  Rainbows don't match my mood well so I was trying to come up with something I could do that was rainbowy but cranky.  Yeah.  You know the kind of week.  So.  Rainbow.  Wizard of Oz?  Dorothy?  nah.  Witch?  maybe.  Elphaba?  Definitely.  Shoes, hat images?  Stamps?  I checked my stash.  Not so much.  Hmmm... that saying I always liked and flying monkeys?... definitely!

There was a lot of rework in this.  The card started with blue reinkers dripped/smeared on it.  Ew.  I tried blending in some black  Ew.  I colored it solid black.  Better.  The monkey was a photo from WoO that I silhouetted in a photo editor.  I was going to make it white.  I then thought glittery black would be nice.  It is.  It didn't show up on the background.  I painted a grey-blue acrylic over the black card.  The rainbow started with uber-sticky red tape strips with glass beads on them.  Did you know glass beads don't stick to that tape worth crud?  They don't.  So I coated the whole mess with a glossy glaze.  Did you know that glossy glazes kill the stickiness of the red tape and glass beads start sliding off.  Yeah.  I didn't either.  After about 20min of poking all of the beads back into place, it hardened enought that it stayed.  After all is said and done, I'm pretty happy with it.  I might have done the text on a different color and/or dingied with a different color but turn me over, I'm done.

Paper: (Whisper White): Stampin' Up, Manilla folder
Ink/Paint: (Basic Black, Real Read): Stampin' Up, (Paint): Folk Arts
Misc: (Black Glitter): Martha Stewart, (Glossy Accents): Stampin' Up, (Stamps): Studio G, Glass Beads

Wicked Wednesdays:
#22: Over the Rainbow
CropStop: #62: Rainbow of Colors


  1. ROFL!!! Fabulous post, awesome ATC. I'm so glad you gave in to the temptation. hee hee You know, sometimes I turn my ATC's into cards later if I don't want to save them in my ATC book. :) Thank you so much for joining us at Wicked Wednesdays!! xo

  2. Fabulous ATC! Wow, you really worked at this one. Thanks for joining our CropStop Color Challenge!

  3. Wow, all that hard work paid off though! Love your take on the theme :) BTW, I learned that glass beads work best with glues formulated for glitter or ceramics. All purpose glue doesn't do anything, neither dose Krazy glue! the beads eventually fall off leaving an imprint in the glue!

  4. This is really clever & just perfect for our challenge at Wicked Wednesday!

  5. Creative and fun ... Hugs Elaine

  6. Haha! this one is great! to little of humor in the cards now days, keep it up!

    Carina at CropStops Creative Team

  7. LOL, well, even with all the craziness, it came out fabulous! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie