Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Key Keeper "Frame It" ATC!

I did have a few rays of sunshine during my absence from the blogosphere. I am delighted to report that I will continue as a design team member with Stampotique Originals for another term! Click here to read more about the Stampotique Designers, including me!

Stampotique Originals has a very active Facebook page, where ATC swaps, challenges, and fabulous Stampotique artwork is shared. If you haven't joined the group yet, click on over, and sign up!

Our current ATC challenge is called "Frame it!" Here's my ATC featuring Keykeeper (Kira Nichols).

Keykeeper was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts) and colored with Copic markers. The image panel was set aside while I worked on a frame and the background for the ATC.

Black Media Gesso (DecoArt) was applied to a black chipboard frame using a palette knife and allowed to dry. Dioxazine Purple and Translucent White Media Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paints (DecoArt) were mixed and stippled over the frame. Metallic Gold MFA paint was stippled over top. The frame was set aside to dry. When it was dry, it was adhered over Keykeeper.

140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) was painted with Dioxazine Purple, Translucent White, Quinacridone Violet, and Quinacridone Magenta MFA paints and heat set to create additional texture.

Jet Black StazOn ink (Imagine Crafts) was sponged over a Keyholes stencil (Ranger) and heat set. This panel was then edged with Jet Black StazOn ink. A black mdf heart was painted with Metallic Gold MFA paint. Gold metallic cardstock (Recollections) was die-cut with the Hint of Lime font die (Die-Versions). The heart and sentiment were adhered to the panel.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. This is so stinkin cute. Seriously. Like it lots!

  2. Fab atc Kathi, love the glittery frame :D So glad you are on the team, Great news :D x