Mixed media

Ta Ta

[Challenge win: Top rocker at 613 Avenue Create challenge]

It’s Monday, and I’m happy to be back for another week in the Designer Spotlight on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! And as always, it’s a pleasure and an honor to have been invited along for the ride this month.

This week, the challenge is: On A Roll. That includes anything featuring wheels.


For my project, I made an ATC.

I’d actually intended to make an ATC trio, so I started out with a long sheet of paper for the background. I added metallic acrylics over a gel plate and spritzed water over it, over which I smooshed the paper. I followed this with the same technique with ordinary acrylics.

Ta Ta | ATC | Anita

I then cut the paper into three ATCs, on which I used various border stamps with black archival ink. I also adhered patterned paper strips over the backgrounds.

At this point, one of the paper pieces magically disappeared. I searched high and low for it, but there was simply no trace of it. I really liked the look of the project thus far, so I decided to make just one ATC, and reuse the other at a later time.

Ta Ta | ATC | Anita

I stamped the car, the buildings, and the sentiment using archival and dye inks, and colored them using watercolor pencils with water. I fussy cut the pieces, stuck some cardboard behind them, and adhered the pieces over the ATC.

To finish the ATC, I added a more grungey look to the background by using some watercoloring at the edges, and a bit of stamping around the focal pieces. Ta da!


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So that was my project. You might want to check out the inspiring creations from the always-on-a-roll πŸ˜‰ Design Team at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, create your project, and join the challenge!

The Design Team, as always, will choose a selection of their entries to put in the spotlight. What’s more, a randomly selected winner will get a $25 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp Store!

Many thanks to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Design Team for their kind invitation to feature in the Designer Spotlight this month!


With this project, I’m joining these challenges –

613 Avenue Create Challenge #1 Jan: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #1 Jan: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #396 - Make Your Mark
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #396 – Make Your Mark
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #132 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #132 – Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge #January - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge #January – Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional Blue
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional Blue
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Layer It Up
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Layer It Up

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13 thoughts on “Ta Ta

  1. Super adorable car and buildings, they have a naif art vibe!
    As for your magical disappearance, I already had a few of them… the weirdest, a brand new Distress reinker. Never saw it again 😲

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  2. Great fun car card!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

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