Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Arte y Pico Award, Emboss Resist atc's & Technique Book #1

I was given this award from an artist from the US, Elizabeth (love her blog header!), so in the spirit of pay it forward, my 5 recipients of this award are below. I knew this was going to be another one of those "this is going to be difficult" moments as so many blogs I read are inspirational and just downright beautiful, how do you narrow it down to just 5! I'm going to step out of my normal little world and choose blogs that I don't get to see very much, either because they don't post very often or I haven't got them on my rss feed and all of a sudden I "remember" them and check them out.....then am in awe of what I find. So here's the rules.....



1. Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of language.
2. Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog so everyone can view it.
3. Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.
4. The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the Arte y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. Please post these rules!


My five picks are:

1. Sandra Evertson - just pure whimsy and beautiful photography - think I would've loved the clothing in the era that Sandra loves too!
2. Julian Buttenshaw - this girl has what I call "uber-talent"!!! I love her grungy (in a good way) style and her colour choices are right up my alley.
3. Hermine Koster - Hermine produces lovely artwork and her blog is always a joy to visit. The imagery she uses and the way she puts things together, combining stamping, imagery and paint is wonderful!
4. Dot Christian - Dot has such a way with fabric and colour and quirkiness. A visit to her blog is a visual feast for the eyes......and the heart!
5. Debbi Baker - this is another girl who has been bitten seriously by the fabric bug! Her wonderful use of colours and the way she combines imagery/stamping/fabric/stitching is just beautiful.


Onto some pics.....I am teaching the Emboss Resist technique in my atc class on Saturday at Scraptivate and coincidentally, when I checked out Tim's blog I found that he had listed this technique as his July technique but he's called it Faux Bleaching. Whatever you want to call it, it's one cool technique as it's another good use for all those distress pads we just had to have EVERY colour of. Okay, so I have 21 colours, the last 3 I just can't get my head around so don't think I need them (but never say never, right!).
Here's my take on Emboss Resist as a background and also as a focal point. There's actually 2 different techniques here, Home and Streets of Paris are both the same as Tim's way, Certified is white embossed on gloss paper, then distress pads rubbed over the whole thing and wiped off the white embossing as the embossing resists taking up the ink colours.
Home...
Certified...


Streets of Paris...


This last atc was one of my samples that I made for the Fun Foam class, just had to finish it off so it's making an appearance now...




Okay.....girls in my Technique Book Class #1, have you got your book pages all in pieces in front of you? Here's the pictures of the book put together so you can see what order they go in.

Front cover...Sheer Heaven Transfer...

Credit Card Background...

Alcohol Inks...

Peeled Paper Background...

Faux Leather Technique...

Contents page...

Copyright page...

Back cover...

So now I start work on Technique Book #2....stay tuned!

12 comments:

seth said...

That technique book looks spectacular!

Dawnie said...

Super star you are K.Bet the tech book is going down a treat and bet tech book 2 is just as exciting.
squeezes
Prawnie xxx

Debbi Baker said...

Hey thanks Kelsey for the award - your comments mean a lot to me!! PS Love the technique book and ATCs too

Linda Cain said...

Look at you, girl! Great work. LOVE the book!
Linda Cain

Jen Crossley said...

Your book is such a great idea it looks amazing Kelsey,love your ATC cards.
I think you could teach Tim some great Techinques as you are the queen
Jen

Cathee said...

What a great find you blog has been! Cathee

herminesplace said...

Thank you so much for the award. I am very honoured. Sorry for my late reaction but I was on vacation :o) Always nice to come home to. Love your technique booklet!!!

Jo Wholohan said...

lovveeee these tecniques kelsey!!!

Sam Marshall said...

The technique book looks awesome ad the ATCs are beautiful!!!
xxxx

Sarah Schwerin said...

Just stumbled upon your blog! Your ATC's are fabulous! I'll be back! :)

Jacky said...

Hi Kelsey. What a fabulous idea your techniques book is!!! Any chance we could get you to do a class for all of us Vic. girls when you are over in March??? Looking forward to catching up with you all !!!
You are amazing how you retain all of these wonderful techniques!

corryna said...

What a wonderful book and what a great idea! Your work is wonderful as well!