Saturday, September 1, 2012

fortune turtle

A friend in Texas, Jan, is hosting an ATC swap where we use fortune cookie fortunes (actual ones). When I saw this fortune, I immediately thought of the sea turtle with its long lifespan. I had a ton of fun making this ATC. Lots of inking, and scrunching, and more inking. I used two Distress inks, but can't remember which ones. The blue one was either Stormy Sky or Faded Jeans. The green one was either Shabby Shutters or Peeled Paint. On the main panel, I put both colors of ink on one side of vellum, then embossed the turtle in gold on the other side (stamp is from SU set Nature Prints). Then I ripped, rolled and scrunched the edges of the vellum, put more ink on the edges, then added some Stickles (I believe in Crystal). Sewed on a few beads. The tiny dots on the background are from SU set Itty Bitty Backgrounds.

I've made two more ATC's for this swap, and I'll post them as soon as I can get some decent photos. We're supposed to get lots of rain in the next few days (yay - we really need the rain), so I'll take pics when there's a break in the weather.


  1. So beautiful! Love blue and green together---great embossing and the beads are perfect. You colored and stippled the fortune too---good idea!

  2. Gorgeous ATC! You work magic with your stamps and ink!!