Halloween ATC's

I wanted to play a little last night.
I had this mosaic background
stamp sitting on my desk and
thought that could be fun! So
I cut up some cardboard for
the ATC's and covered them
with gesso. I then applied chalk inks and heat set them.
I inked up the background stamp with India ink and
stamped the cardboard. It looked pretty good.
The images are from Altered Pages and I love the
that I can cut them and use parts of them for the mini
collages. I also love using Stickles on my ATC's! The last
one "Halloween Magic" was almost a flop. Against my
better judgement I bought an off brand of gesso and
was so disappointed. Never do that again. Well it is so thin
that you need to apply six coats before it works. So
I slapped it on REAL thick and decided to use my heat gun.
Well of course it bubbled and curdled and looked great!
So I kept doing it until I had some cool lines going on.
Then I applied more chalk inks. More bubbling! YAY!
So I got out some coordinating embossing powder
and applied that to it. WOW! Now were talking.
Glued on my image and words and of course
more Stickles!!! It was a good relaxing night with just
plain fun for me!

I always love a challenge!
(Thanks Cindy :)
World Win Papers
has a challenge posted on their blog.

This is my interpretation of it.
A little bit different than the others :)
The collage images that I used
Altered Pages. I used paints and glazes for my
background. Stamped a decorative stamp and then
added my images and a few embellishments.
This was fun. I loved doing this because you did not
have a theme; a sketch is provided and you create your
design. In my opinion, that gives the artist carte blanche to
create how they feel. I will have to try it again next week!

thank you everyone!!!

I was away for the weekend having fun with my mom!
Dinner, casinos, shopping etc and when I got home we
had this nasty worm on the computer! UGH! Had to
reformat everything and now redoing all the installs.
What a pain. Good thing that I was away and did not send
out any emails with that nasty worm.
Worms are only good for fishing. LOL!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful kind comments
about my tin box for Heather. It means so much to me.
I just did not want anyone to think that I was being
rude and not answering.

Ok now back to normalcy???
What ever that is?? ROFL!

Peace to all my friends!