Hi everyone! I finally finished my Butterfly Acetate ATC for Bona's August ATC swap! Whew! It's been such a busy month this month... not only working several projects at work, but a bunch of scrappy projects due by month end as well. In addition, my kiddos started school this month and my eldest's soccer practice kicked off a couple weeks ago. In 2 weeks, the kids start weekly CCD classes for church too. Wow, scrubby and I will be the ultimate chauffers! lol! Full time job, 3 young kids and a scappy habit. Don't ask me howI do it... I just manage somehow. lol! :-)
I was so relieved to get another project completed for the month! Yay!!! :-) My ATC base is a 120 lb cream cardstock that I purchased at www.paperpresentation.com. I distressed it with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress inks and stamped "create" with StazOn ink. Then I placed an acetate overlay that I stamped with Ranger Distress Embossing Ink then embossed with Peeled Paint distressed embossing powder. The small Prima flower is colored with Green Olive Shimmerz paint (LOVE Shimmerz!!) then accented with a half pearl. I cut out the acetate butterflies using my Sizzix BigShot, then I colored them with Black and Caramel alcohol inks and Pearl mixative. I then applied VersaMark and heat embossing with UTEE to give the butterflies thickness, dimension and shine. I applied 2 small half pearls to accent the butterflies then used gluedots to adhere it to the card.
Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome week everyone! :-)