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Saturday, October 04, 2008

IC148 Harrilu World

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The inspiration on Splitcoast is Harrilu Tee Shirts.  (I am not sure how I did it, but if you click on the image above it will give you a different view of the ATC)

See the cool 7gypsies ATC carousel?   It was recently acquired while working the rubberstamp show in Chicago w/ Bad Sherry.  Mr. Rubbernecker was kind enough to take us to his Distributer and let us run wild.  Sherry & I have intentions on having an ATC day starting soon to fill our spinner racks, this is my first one.  You can see the 7gpysies transparency and blank card I started with in the photo.  The sentiment and green floral background are images available from Rubbernecker Stamp Co.  I used a blending foam pad on the alcohol ink applicator tool to add Distress Broken China to the ATC, then using an Adirondack sponge dabber in Willow, I stamped the ATC floral background.  When the acrylic paint was dry, the whole atc was misted with a pearlized distress mist using Distress Broken China/Perfect Pearls-pearl/water.  The willow paint resists the distress mist.  Then using another blending foam pad, the edges were sponged with Distress Black Soot to cover the acrylic resist on the black frame.  The transparency was stamped in Stazon opaque white and it is attached to the ATC using a vintage brad and fibers.  I added a gemstone to the center of the brad (affixed with Glossy Accents and added a 7gypsies key. 

Here's the inspiration I chose:

when branches meet 

You can link to Harrilu's website HERE



  1. This is awesome Shelly! I know to make Pearlized Distress Mist you combine water with Perfect Pearls powder, but what ratio do you use? I have been wanting to try that...

  2. Love this gorgeous inspired ATC ... and love the idea of having lots of inspiration on your carousel.

  3. WOAH!!
    This is cool!!
    That overlay is brilliant!!

  4. What a great card. It inspires me. I love your key and bling brad you created.


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