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Super Textured ATC

Hi again guys!

Today, I have a quick little lotus inspired ATC.   The supplies I used are listed below. 
It all starts with this piece of card stock that a little pot of pain tipped over on.  I figured, hey, let's make a background rather than trying to scoop it up.   I added more paint and smoothered it all over that piece of cardstock with my palette knife allowing it to keep as much texture as possible and I set it aside.  That was months ago and here is it becoming something beautiful! 
 
I added a touch of gray ink to the white areas of the paper and cut it down to ATC size. 
 Next, came a ripped scrap of Asian vintage text.
I then took some of that same vintage paper and inked it a bit with my Niji metalic watercolors in green.  I wrote the phrase "No mud - No lotus".  It is just something I have always loved. I adhered that to the ATC with a bit of gray scrap under that. 
To top it all off came the pretty lotus image fussy cut from my collage sheet.  I added a bit of shimmer mist to the whole piece (very hard to see in photos, but oh so pretty in person) and a gentle amount of Stickles to the flowers.  
Hope you enjoyed! 
Thanks for joining me & have a great weekend! 
Stephanie

Supplies Used; 

White card stock - any heavy substrate will do










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