Saturday, July 9, 2011

Flourish Concertina

I made this concertina ATC book with three challenges in mind: Simon Says Stamp and Show...a flourish, Inspiration Emporium Challenge - embossing, and Grungy Monday with a Tim Holtz challenge technique. It's basically a long strip of watercolor paper folded to hold 4 ATC's. The cover shows embossing using an embossing folder that is also a flourish pattern and is highlighted with metallic rub-ons. Also on the cover is a chipboard flourish that I first inked with a Krylon pen, then sanded and added distress ink. I'm also still having fun with snippets from my 1927 Etude magazine and you'll notice music notes and markings throughout. The next picture is of the opened book:

Then here is a picture of all the ATC's when the entire concertina is opened. The background of each ATC follows a technique from the Tim Holtz blog from his March 2008 Technique Challenge. I used a script and flourish stamp from Red Lead to stamp with white paint, then sprayed over that with distress ink and perfect pearl sprays all using perfect gold pearls combined with a different DI (colors are Broken China, Bundled Sage, Faded Jeans, and Mustard Seed). I also overstamped a flourish (Stampendous) with archival ink on the top of each.

I used a combination of vintage images from Luna Girl, Art Creations Friday, Designer Digitals and Altered Pages to complete each ATC. Here are pictures of each of them for a closer look.




11 comments:

Shar said...

Stunning project! Love all the great panels!

Jane said...

Fantastic! I love your booklet. The technique is perfect on the inside pages! The colors are perfect. You have sparked my creativity.

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your atc book! The images are so pretty and you did a great job with your Perfect Pearls technique. Mine got way too sparkly and kinda turned gray, lol.

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh what a great concertina book! Love the flourish embossing. Very pretty and those images rock! Thanks for joining the challenge on Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Ana Márquez said...

I love it, all those vintage images are genial, and you've combinated them very well,congratulations.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Penny, this is a gorgeous concertina book! You incorporated the GM14 technique perfectly, and the images you chose are wonderful! Love the embossing, too!

Sherry Edwards said...

Your ATC booklet is fabulous, love the backgrounds you've created in particular.

Kelly Booth said...

PERFECT Project for the challenge...thanks for Playing with us at IE....

Trishia said...

Hmm... this reminds me of another masterful creation you made:) Gorgeous!!!

lynne said...

I agree with Trishia, it brought to mind the one you made with FKP images.
Gorgeous work.
Lynne x

Cath Wilson said...

This is beautiful - really love all the elements but the background's wonderful!