Thursday, February 21, 2013

"All Aflutter" For a Few Challenges

I've been dying to enter a number of my fave challenges again and life seems to always get in the way, but when I saw the Beating Hearts ATC Challenge at Smudgy Antics and the current itinerary at Desert Islands Crafters sponsored by Smeared Ink along with the month long February Challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Facebook Fan page I thought I could sneak in a threefer.  The heart and wings are from the Candy is Dandy Rubber set from Smeared Ink which is currently retired, but may become part of the Rubber Club at some future date.  It is, however, available as digis HERE as a set and HERE and HERE as individual stamps.  The heart was heat embossed in red and colored a bit with Copics.  The wings are from the flying ice cream cone and stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white for the chalkboard technique for the Feb Facebook Challenge (ask to join the group, if you haven't already).  I didn't have any white ink so I used a white pencil to shade and give it more of the chalkboard effect.
For the Desert Island Crafter's Challenge I've used #'s 1,2,5,7,8,9, and 10.  Please visit their blog to see the fab work by the DT and Guest Designers from Smeared Ink and to see the fun itinerary for this challenge.  The ATC was sort of difficult to  photograph because the heart is on an Action Wobble which cast a shadow so here you can see a bit more of the texture by way of the cool web ribbon and Goosebumps Texture Spray and the distressed edges done with the Tim Hotz tool.  Gotta love that Tiny Attacher, too.


  1. Wickedly cool, Donna! I love everything about your ATC...especially the various layers stapled together! You rocked this challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics :)

  2. Yeah, this is totally cool. Thanks for joining us at DICC. :)

  3. Great to see you joining us at Smudgy antics Donna. Gorgeous ATC.... but i expect no less from a minion :)
    love BDx

  4. Donna,
    Wowzers terrific ATC! So cool how you colored your heart digi. Love your arrangement w/ the staples too! Great job! Thanks for sharing w/ us at Smudgy Antics!
    SA DT

  5. Donna,
    I love your layering you did a awesome job with this act.It rocks.
    susan s

  6. totally fabulous! I love all the different elements to this ATC, it's amazing you got so much layering on such a small piece
    Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics
    Shell xx

  7. Fantastic ATC you made and great with the winged heart! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  8. The Threefer sounds good to me and with such a high class ATC it deserves as much airing as possible. Love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics Donna xxx

  9. hee hee....a fantastic piece of art, Chickie! Oooh....and Goosebumps! I love dem Goosebumps!


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