1000 posts for me on creative swaps!

Yesterday, I announced a special giveaway on my creative swaps blog to celebrate writing 1000 posts! I know that seems like a huge number, but it is because I write a post for each participant, sharing their swap artwork for every swap we do. Plus, I started using that blog to record and share the art swaps I host back in 2007. Please go to this post on my creative swaps blog to learn more about the giveaway and how easy it is to enter to win! Sunday evening, August 14th is when I will draw for 5 prizes.

I made 3 ATCs especially for this special giveaway. I have photos of all the finished ATCs and for one of the ATCs, I took step-by step photos. Let me share them with you!

ATC #1 -fly

ATC #2 -smaller moments

ATC #3 -works in progress, step-by-step
 I started with an illustration board ATC by Strathmore. 
It is much thicker than card stock.

I put the ATC through my xyron machine which put sticky adhesive on one side of it. 
I pressed tissue paper down on top of the adhesive, crumpled and wrinkled.

I added Citrine Lumiere paint on top of the tissue papered ATC.

I got out my Perfect pearls pigment powders, which do not need a binder 
-they will adhere to the wet paint. First I tapped on Berry Twist with a dry brush.

Then Perfect Gold.

I edged the ATC with a Krylon 14K gold Marker. I really like the way 
the simple addition of tissue paper gives this ATC texture. 

To finish it, I added rubber stamping & embossing.

Hope you'll stop over at creative swaps and enter to win one of these ATCs, 
or a huge collage pack hand picked from my stash, or a free registration to one of my creative swaps! Visit this link:

: ^ ) lenna