A couple of days ago, I saw a great tutorial by Mary Green of Green Paper on the Gingersnap Creations blog, for creating rather interesting backgrounds on ATCs.
I didn't have any blank ATCs to hand, but I so wanted to try her technique. I did have lots of blank tags though...... :-)
Have a look at her fabulous tutorial before you have a look at my effort. I am not quite in her league, lol. But, here you go, my first try, I am hoping that I will improve when I make a few more of these.
This is what the background looked like before the main image went on -
And this is it with the main image added and a few stamped bits to add a little bit more interest -
I think this technique really works well, even though this is not exactly a masterpiece. I need more practice, good excuse to make a few more, lol.
And while I had the blank tags out, I started making a few Christmas tags. Scary how close the holiday season is and how quickly it creeps up on ya. I gotta get my act together if I want to get everthing on my to-do list done in time.
This is one of the little tags -
The sweet little cherub was an image from Karla's Romantic White Christmas workshop last year. I just coloured it a little with a silver ink Gelly Roll pen and a light blue Promarker. Simple music sheetbackground and a little Merry Christmas tag, and that was about it. Just had to be true to self and add a teeny bit of bling, lol.
I also finally got round to making this week's inchie. There is a bit of a story to go with this one, so I'll leave that for tomorrow. For now, I wish you all a lovely day/evening.