I started by combining several GingerSnaps Creations challenges. I combined GCSP3 Blue Moon Challenge - Take on a Tutorial with a little GC50 -.Found Objects and a little GC 51 Botanicals.
I used the ATC Tutorial by Susan Briss and made these 2 ATCs. The way this really started was I started cleaning my work table. I found everything with the exception of the woman on my worktable and the words. The black backing was scraps as was the background paper I had created for another project. The pick-up was leftover from something, who knows what. The flowers, gem stone and copper wire "stem" were in the pile of things to put away. The "best" found object is the flower pot! It was a left over piece from the Eiffel Tower in the card in the previous post! I had used it to test colors. The flower is "Botanicals", but I usually think "old fashion" when I think of botanicals so I may try to create something a little more old fashion for GC51.
I completed Tuesday Taggers Dragons, Dragons Everywhere challenge. I read Eileen's blog where she has mentioned the "Drunken Scotch" technique and gave a brief description on how to do it. I read it in the morning. I created the ATC in the evening without re-reading the description until AFTER I tried it. Then I googled for complete directions. The heat gun didn't make it to the glue until the glue had started to dry, and I didn't use Scotch brand glue, I used "Aleene's" Tacky Glue and various Alcohol Inks (does that mean I used the "Drunken Aleene Technique"? lol) I used the technique as the frame. The background paper is courtesy of Astrid, she some free backgrounds on her blog! The "ready to roll" came out of a magazine, I just added a little ink to age it a bit. It's hard to tell in this photo, but the dragon is mounted on foam tape in the attempted to make it look like he is coming out of the frame.