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Sharing a Little Love ATC

Yesterday was International World Peace Day, so I thought I would share a little Love for my post today! 

I grabbed a selection of items as a starting point all of which are available from Altered Pages.

This included a selection of neutral toned patterned papers from a Authentique Paper Pad, Vintage Text Pages, Gesso, Gelatos, a Background Stamp and some Mixed Media Chipboard Die Cut Pieces. I cut some ATC Backs from a old Manilla Tab Divider.  I rounded the corners with a corner rounder punch.

I started by tearing the papers into pieces and sticking them randomly down to my ATC backs.  I then took some paint - Ocean Blue in color and with my finger randomly smearing paint over my ATC's. While I had the blue paint out I also painted one of the chip board pieces which I would later cut up and use on my ATC's.

I then with a very wet paint brush picked up a little gesso and brushed some across the ATC's.

Once my paint and gesso were dry I took some further color using Gelatos and after scribbling a little bit of color onto my ATC's smeared this in with my fingers.

I then choose one of my patterned papers and cuts some strips in random sizes and stuck them down.

Next I took a Vintage Text/Book Page and with a Red Gelato and Black Big Brush Marker drew some hearts and cut them out.

At this point I played around with placement of my elements - my heart, my chipboard die cuts and a few die cut words cut from black cardstock.  I stuck them down once I was happy.

I added some faux stitching - small dashes around the edges of one ATC and inked the edges of each ATC with Black Ink.

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