Thursday, 25 February 2010

The key to an ATC

I'm squeaking in for this week's challenge on Something Completely Different. The object of the month is ATCs and this week's theme is keys.

I seem to be slightly obsessed with the Adirondack colours Pool and Stream just at the moment. I had new toys to play with too - Viva Croco paint - which was turquoise so the inks came out again.

The butterfly body was made by wrapping thin wire around a fairly chunky needle to make a coil. I left one end free before starting the coil and then threaded the other end back up through the hollow so I could make antennae. I used a tiny blob of Glossy Accents to finish them with a slight bulb on the end.

The crackle paint is lovely stuff. Not for the crafter in a hurry though, you can expect to wait at least a couple of hours before you get those fabulous deep cracks all done and dusted.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Key Elements (All Things Considered line)
Key Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper:
Chipboard ATC
Scrap of Simply Smooth

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger - Pool and Stream
Versafineby Tsukineko - Onyx Black

Other:
Croco paint by Viva Decor - Turquoise
Black acrylic paint
Jump rings
Beads
Key charm
Fishing swivel
Leafing pen by Krylon - silver
Thin wire (recycled from the "cage" on a bottle of Rioja!)
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Crop-a-Dile


Thanks for stopping by today!

23 comments:

Paula said...

ooo me like....but then I love adirondack 'stream' one of my fave inks.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous! Two of my favourite colours too!

Gez said...

Great Atc Joanne. Thanks for joining us. :)

tracy said...

thats lovely joanne,i love the butterflies body and the dangle key :)

Karen said...

Oh Joanne!!!! This is just perfect!!!! I love your idea of a coiled body for the butterfly & the colour is luscious! XXX

Kaz said...

Brilliant Joanne - love how you made the butterfly. I think I may need some of that croco paint!! xx

Julie said...

Wow, Joanne! This is gorgeous! How brilliant you are with that butterfly--love it! I love those crackle paints, too--so much fun to use!

Hope you're in the middle of a wonderful day!

JeanFB said...

WOW!! Love this! So many fabulous details - especially love how you've dangled the charm on the side, and of course that butterfly is awesome.

Dawn said...

Hi Joanne
Congrats on the win last week and wow this is gorgeous, love the contrast in texture, that paint is beautiful.

Thanks for joining us on SCD

Dawn

Chriss Rollins said...

fabulous, love the stream inks and i also have loads of wire from bottles of the same wine...maybe should not have said loads sounds like i drink alot...lol.
tha crackle paint is wicked must must must get mine out bought them and never got round to using them.

although i do not have that gawjus colour.
chriss x
ps the word verification is 'bejoy' and i would be if this little baby flew my way...lol.

Effie said...

Fabulous colours!.. that crackle is fantastic!...

Janice said...

My favourite colour so just perfect. Love the deep crackle, nothing like a bit of texture on a card.

Heavenly Anarchist said...

I can see why you like those colours.
Everything goes so well together and I love the deep crackles.

Hels Sheridan said...

gorgeous...colour is fab and the Croco looks amazing x

Hazel said...

Fantastic ATC - well done for winning - well deserved. And I love your crossword card - good quote with it x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is stunning and vibrant, Joanne, I love it. Love the quote - my life has been all effort and nothing easy!

Lucy x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW .. this is awesome! LOVE the color and textures! It would take me forever to make a butterfly like you've described!! Awesome, awesome creation!!

Carol said...

totally gorgeous ATC Jxx love those colours too must admit stream is also one of my favs...

The crossword card is FAB!

Sue said...

Can't believe it's only ATC sized you've got such a lot of lovliness on it.
Sue x

Jan Larson said...

Beautiful ATC! I love that paint and the wired butterfly. Terrific!

Anesha said...

Another stunning ATC, love the colour and the texture. Anesha :)

The Inky Minx said...

now i'm loving the crackle you achieved here, i defo need some of that paint me thinks, and thoses colours are super lush
hugs minxy

Traceyr said...

wow those cracks are really effective Joanne - brilliant. :)