Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chained and Bound???

The ATC challenge this month at the All Things Tim Yahoo Group was to use a "Heart/Hearts with only Antique Gold and/or Bronze". These are my two favorite metallics so I really had fun layering on lots of stuff, and I even tore apart an old necklace to use as the chain.  I wanted to make these extra special as it might be iffy as to my participation as regularly as usual due to my teaching and DT work responsibilities. I will try to participate as often as I can though as you know how much I love to trade!
I misted a sheet from Tim's Crowded Attic with Ranger Espresso and Butterscotch Color Washes.
More misting with Perfect Pearls in Sunflower Sparkle and Bronze. I cut these to ATC size and mounted them on chipboard. I stamp the sentiment over and over again in Jet Black Archival. I tore pieces of Symphony Tissue Tape and colored them with Antiqued Bronze Metallic Stain and added them to the card. I painted the edges with the Pitch Black Paint Dabber to finish up the background. For the inside, I adhered a folded ATC sized Kraft card to the back on the ATC. I stamped the sentiment on the  inside the card and stamped a watermark image and misted Heirloom Gold. I inked all edges in Black Soot Distress Ink.
I die cut hearts from Sizzix Love Struck die from Grunge Paper, and painted them with Pitch Black Paint Dabber. I ran them through the Music Notes Texture Fade after.
I lightly painted over the raised music noted with Gold Paint Dabber, and when that dried added Black Soot Distress Stain over that to deepen the black. It resisted the Gold perfectly. I misted this with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls. I added the hearts on the card. I added the chain to the heart.
I die cut the Mini Locks out of Grunge Paper.
I painted these with Pitch Black and while wet added Antiqued Bronze Metallic Stain right over the top. It glided over some spots and coated others and gave me the look I wanted...not too orange, but perfectly rusted. I added the lock to the chain with jump rings.
  
 
 
Supplies:
From My Stash- gold chain


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



48 comments:

  1. Wow, this is sooo beautifull, I really like it,in every detail!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  2. Thanks for the step out pics,it was lovely to see the process. Stunning project and lucky peeps who get yours.

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  3. WOW, WOW, WOW...Anita these are AmAzing.. Stunning hearts Love the use of the chains & padlocks...Fantastic tutorial... Hugs May x x x

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  4. Just fantastic - well done! Can I get one?? *lol
    XOXO SanDee

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  5. Wow - Fantastic!!! This is again a great designed card. The many details that there is to see - just gorgeous.

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  6. Absolutely fabulous Anita. Love the hearts and the addition of the chain etc brings another dimension

    Hugs Annie x

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  7. How special are these Anita! Love the texture you've got into those hearts and that gorgeous background. Superb. Hugs, Jenny x

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  8. Love these gorgeous ATC's lucky recipients! X

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  9. So cool, fabulous design and amazing imagery and textures.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  10. Good Morning Anita, What can I say, Magnificent would be high on the list I think. I totally admire all your creations. Have a Good Day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

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  11. Wonderfully grungy and metallic Anita. I love the way you used the chain on your heart. So cool!!! Sorry to hear that you might not be able to participate much in the swap but I know you have some woeful things going on in your art journey. :)

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  12. Your Heart ATCs fit the theme perfectly! Love the rusted metallic finish you created and card design.
    I received your January ATC and love it! Thank you!

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  13. They're gorgeous, Anita! You did such an awesome job on them! The colors are so yummy! I hope I'm a lucky recipient of one :). Thanks for the steps on how you made it.

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  14. Stunning ATC's! You're so good at them! You make the most beautiful ones! Hugs Sandra

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  15. Wow! So rusty and just so fabulous!

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  16. The dimension in this ATC is just wild! It looks so old and oh-so-cool!

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  17. Nice make Anita! You met this challenge beautifully. Stunning. Great step by step. Thanks.

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  18. I really need to join in a swap group! Anita, these are just gorgoues! Love the heart and locket! Hugs!

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  19. How cool is this ?! Such a gorgeous project, great pieces.

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  20. Oh my goodness Anita! These are stunning little works of art. You have packed so much texture into the hearts and love the addition of the chain. I have not seen the lock and key die before, it is now on my every lengthening wish list! Thank you, as ever, for showing the 'how to'. Hugs, Anne x

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  21. Amazing atcs Anita, my mouth hangs open! Gorgeous textures and I adore the colours you have used. Oh dear, so many wonderful products out there..... my wishlist is growing ever longer too..... The rusty effect you reached on the lock is just perfect!!!

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  22. stunning Anita, love it!!! lainey x

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  23. These are fantastic Anita! You and metal effects are a match made in heaven. Thank-you for all the deets. Nicola x

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  24. Wow!!! This card is so gorgerous. I love it :) Great idea with the use of a padlock at heart. The heart is really fantastic. So great are the chains on the heart. The whole card is just really stunning. So fun with the idea of ​​joining the key to the padlock I love this idea :) And the metal effects are so gorgerous.
    Greetings Asia :)

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  25. Oh oh you have some spam, I hate that. that is why I started to monitor my replys . sorry my dear. Your cards are such a treat to see and I always look forward to seeing what you have come up with next. Wonderful idea and keep on keeping on. xoxox

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  26. I love what you did here, it is very inspirational, makes me want to try something like it. Thanks, I needed to be inspired!!

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  27. Totally cool, Anita. Super texture and lovely grunginess :) LOVE that lock and the way you have chained it to that awesome heart. Such a wonderful swap offering - everyone will love it.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  28. simply stunning! WOW! thanks for sharing all the steps -- you are so generous that way!

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  29. Your Atc are really beautiful! As usual!! You are always an inspiration to me! BArbarayaya

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  30. Wonderful, Anita... the embossed music on the hearts just makes my heart sing - so fabulous! And I love the tiny locks and chains wound around... brilliant, brilliant ATCs!
    Alison x

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  31. They look great Anita!! Lovely idea...

    bye for now, Alie :-)

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  32. Oh, wow! Just fabulous! First, let me say that I'm very impressed with the photography here...you did a great job of capturing the beauty of this ATC, and that ain't easy! So, from there...the texture. Yummy!! I can almost feel it right through the photos. I love the rusty lock...soooo real looking. Attaching it with the chain was a stroke of genius. The little bits of torn music paper are perfect! And your background is dreamy. Anita...this just makes my heart sing! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful art. You never cease to amaze me!

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  33. Oh Anita...these hearts are gorgeous. Just love the antique look you achieved !! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us. You are very talented !
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  34. This is a wonderful piece of eye candy, Anita!

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  35. Oooo....way coolio Anita! Love the grunged up heart!

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  36. wowee Anita your Hearts and Chains ATC's are wonderful. Thank you for sharing the process. There are some lucky swoppers out there. Hugs Annette xx

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  37. Such a pretty card you designed for your ATC Swap. I love all the layers and textures and LOVE the lock! They will love to receive it! I joined ATT, but haven't really figured out how exactly the group works. I got overwhelmed with the emails. I will have to look at it closer. It looks like a fun group.

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  38. Fantastique! Your swapmates will be thrilled no doubt. Love the chained heart!

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  39. Dude! Yes, yes, YES...across the board. This gave me goosebumps..LOVE these!

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  40. The textures and metallic effects are to die for.

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  41. These are so cool. The background on the front is stand alone gorgeous. The embossed heart is amazing and then you add the chain and lock. Surely, you are done and my grin won't get any wider....but wait...there's more. You're killing me, Anita! Fabulous!!

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  42. I love your rusy heart! Its a fabulous focal point for your card! I love it!!

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  43. These are sooo amazing Anita!! Love them! Love the chains!! TFS your process!!xo Evie

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  44. I'd rather be chained than bound, bound could mean they'd tape my mouth shut! lol this is lovely my dear friend!

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