Monday, April 30, 2012

Are you ready to hop??? The Paper Girls Challenge blog hop

  Thanks for joining the blog hop at The Paper Girls Challenge blog.  First things first. Here's the order of the blog hop. You should have come over from Charity's blog. If not make sure you don't miss out on any of the stops along the way.

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog
Amber Sheaves
Kristina McKeen
Judy Stech
Kyla Norris
Charity Becker
Erica Bass <<<----- You are here
Heather Gray <<<---- Go here next

How to Participate:

Want to win? Get one entry for commenting on each of the blog posts, "like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook, and finally become a follower on our blog. It's simple, you get to see some fabulous projects and you know you want to!

Want to have more fun after seeing all of the inspiring projects? Join in! Link up an ATC created by you at the Paper Girls Challenge blog and you will get an extra entry for the prize!

International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs.

You have until May 6th to comment and submit ATC entries.


 We thought it would be fun to feature ATCs for our inspiration project. About a year ago all of us started participating with ATC swaps and we started with the theme of the four Seasons. I have loved receiving the little packets of miniature works of art made by all of my friends.




Spring

The ATC above is my most recent of the collection. I know it's Spring when the trees start blooming so I just had this picture in my head.  First I painted my background with ink and my aqua painter,  then I stamped the tree and leaves. I misted them with the gold smooch and white perfect pearl mist. After they were dry I added the pearl dimensional paint -- not sure of the brand. About the canvas paper it's a cool texture but it absorbs ink like crazy. So my colors were not coming out as vibrant as I wanted. I had to touch up the grass by sponging on green chalk ink. Even though the texture is cool, I think I would use multi media paper next time.


Here are the other ATCs I made in the series:





Summer


Fall


Winter

Next stop: Heather Gray
Make sure you comment on all of the blog posts, "Like" us on Facebook, and become a follower of The Paper Girls Challenge so you are secured an entry. I hope you get lots of ideas from all of the posts on all of the Paper Girls blogs. Good Luck to all of you! This is just the beginning of many blog hops and prizes.

26 comments:

Jessica said...

I absolutely adore that bird cage. Gorgeous cards!

Stephanie U said...

That tree is just beautiful!

Jessica L. said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Mistylynn said...

perfection, these are the sweetest

Amber S said...

I have little 2.5" x 3.5" pieces of canvas cut out and on my desk because I wanted to paint some ATCs! I really love yours!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Beautiful cards. I love your tree.

Kristina said...

Your Spring ATC is simply AMAZING! A beautiful work of art!

Cathryn said...

Oh my gosh!!!! SOOOO pretty Erica. I just love them. A tiny little canvas of beauty!!!

Marisa T. said...

Im kind of sad I missed the winter ATCs now. All of these are amazing!

Judy said...

Your Spring card is amazing. I am sad I missed out on the winter swap - I really like the winter "Sparkle" one!

Charity Becker said...

love the whimsical, airy nature of the first ATC and the one with the red cage makes me smile!

cgl1539 said...

I love your seasonal atcs

Deborah Johnson said...

Seriously beautiful! I really LOVE the tree ATC.

Nancy said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love it! So springy!

Amy said...

Wow! They are all gorgeous! But I particularly love the most recent one. It looks just like a miniature painting! Gorgeous!

mel said...

awesome cards,love making these i am in a swap and had major fun doing them

CarlyJo said...

I am not fibbing when I say I collect anything that has to do with the seasons. Each season and holiday I grab my stoarage containers and swap about my home decor. Yes, indeed I love all 4 seasonal cards!

Giddy Michelle said...

that tree is beautiful! can't wait to get mine

Kiki's Kraft Korner said...

I LOVE your tree!

Sara Elizabeth said...

These are all beautiful, but summer just takes the cake in my book. I love red and light blue together and you cannot go wrong with bird stamps. Love!

Bev said...

fabulous ATC's ..lots of fun ideas.. thanks for sharing

Brittany said...

I love the canvas paper and how soft the colors are. This is just beautiful! I LOVE the details you added to the tree!

Monica S said...

They came out really nice!

Scrappin Mama said...

I love the winter ATC the most. Probably because it looks like I'd be able to make it. ;) Thanks for sharing.

MommyManderz said...

I can't wait to see that spring card in person!

Char (NanCDru) said...

Love your tree! Great job on all the other ATC's as well :)