I'm on a great online group called StampersCorner and every month there is a card and an atc lottery. The winner from the last month gets to pick a theme, anyone who wants to makes one and uploads it to the Photos section. Then at the end of the month a winner is drawn, everyone sends them their work, and it starts over again.
The card theme is Beaches and the atc one is Black & White. I haven't had any time for making cards lately, but I couldn't resist the temptation of a small format and no color choices to make! LOL
Only one is necessary but I started and couldn't stop!
All these atcs measure 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and although some of the elements scanned blue, these are all only shades of black, and white.
Click any of the photos below for more detail
face - Limited Edition
dandelion - Just For Fun
vine - Printworks
watercolor blossom - Paper Inspirations
daisy - Hero Arts
Dream - PSX
The corners are ticket punched, and the gems are clear. Edges of white were sponged with black.
dog, ball - Rare Image Rubber Stamps (see sidebar)
alphabet - unknown
crosshatch - Magenta
Dots are Versafine black applied to bubble wrap. Black strips are black cs pierced with a needle, which were then "connected" with a white gel pen (Sakura). The ends have a silver brad. My atc isn't crooked but the scan sure was!
flourish - Autumn Leaves
marbling - Paper Inspirations
solid shadow - Hero Arts
spiral - Stampin' Up!
flowers - EK Success
I stamped the flourish in black, and then the marbling in second generation black. It's hard to see, but I inked up the shadow stamp with black Versafine and then stamped the uninked flourish in it to remove some of the black ink. I highlighted the flourish lines with a Sakura sparkly gell pen, and the white punched flower with a Micron .005 black marker. The center is an adhesive-backed pearl I bought at Archiver's.
canvas - Stampin' Up!
travel collage - Just For Fun
suitcase - unmarked
travel word - PSX
border - Stamper's Anonymous
tab - Stampin' Up!
This atc opens from a fold on the lefthand side. I stamped the canvas in second generation black ink before stamping the word collage and edging. The dots on the tab are a Sakura white gel pen.
cat - Rare Image Rubber Stamps (see sidebar)
alphabet, text - Hero Arts
dots - Stampin' Up!
wave - Stampin' Up!
Note to self - stamping white craft ink on black without embossing turns a bluish tint!
verse - Stubby Stampers
plant - Hero Arts
Swiped some acrylic white over textured black cs and let it dry before stamping in black Staz-On. Would try gesso next time to avoid the bluish tint, but sometimes ink stamped over it look strange...