Monday, February 15, 2010

Courage a Breast Cancer ATC

I wanted to share with everyone an ATC that I made for a friend when she found out that she had breast cancer.  I gave her this card before she went in for her surgery.  I know that in the US there have been some new studies out about breast cancer and the such, I wanted to say that I personally think that it is a good idea to go to your doctor for your exams and that I have seen mamograms save lives - don't put your health second, your life matters.

In honor of all those courageous people who battle breast cancer, I share with you my free pattern:

ATC pattern:
  • Cut Purple cardstock: 2.5 in x 3.5 in (6.4 cm x 8.9 cm)
  • For this ATC I created my own paper. I used MicroSoft PowerPoint to create this look.
  • I wanted to simulate the look of quilling paper strips so I created colored lines in various widths and shades to create the background.
  • I then trimmed 1/4 inches off top and side so that it is 1/8 inch smaller, on all sides, than the purple ATC size cardstock. Finally, I tore the right edge (I love that look)
  • I printed the word "Courage" on a scrap piece of paper and added some pink chalk through the word (sorry, don't remember what font I used)
  • I then added Alene's Paper Glaze over "Courage" (don't you love that look?).

  • 5 - 4 inch ( cm) Orange Teardrops.  Arrange and glue with the tip (pointed ends) touching.
  • 5 - 4 inch ( cm) Pink Tight Rolls.  Arrange and glue between the orange teardrops at the rounded end.
  • 10 - 4 inch ( cm) Orange Teardrops.  Arrange and glue 2 at a time, with the rounded ends touching and attach to the top of the first Orange layer of teardrops.
  • 5 - 6 inch ( cm) Pink Teardrops.  Arrange and glue between the points of the Orange teardrops you just glued down.
  • 5 - 6 inch ( cm) Orange Teardrops.  Arrange and glue to the top of the Pink Tight Rolls.
  • Paint entire Mandala with Alene's Paper Glaze (or similar product) to get that beautiful glossy look.
  • Allow to dry completely
  • Add a Crystal in the center for added sparkle and bling!
Glue to the ATC to complete the project.

I loved how the pink and orange look together.  The best part about this mandala design is that you can attach a pin back and wear it as a pin or attach a connector and have a beautiful necklace and the lovely glass look that the paper glaze gives it makes it a treasure for you or a friend.

Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco

Winners of 2010 One World One Heart Giveaway

.... and the Winners for my One World One Heart giveaway are....

but wait, before I announce the winners, I wanted to say that this has been such a fun and rewarding event for me! I struggle to find time for my art, which is why I love this event.  It is just the push I need to get up and work on something.  This year was also an opportunity for me to share with some of the mixed media work that I have been drawn to... I can see more like this in the future. :-)

Thank you to everyone who participated, I wish I could give something to everyone.. who knows there is always a chance that over the year those who did not win this event could receive a RAK no promises, but I will try ...

So, without further ado, the lucky winners are....

Lisa (Lisa Lectura Creations) is the winner of the 4 x 6 Canvas Board

These are the lucky 5 winners of my ATCs:
I will either send each of the winners an email or post a comment on their blog with the good news.  Sorry, I have 5 ATC winners and accidentally only posted 4 this morning... apologies :-)

Thank you again to everyone for participating, I hope to see you all again sometime soon!

Antonella :-)

Friday, February 05, 2010

One World One Heart 2010 Magic Carpet Ride

Update (2/15/2010) The winners have been announced, just click and see who won!  Please note, I have turned off comments for this post because the giveaway is over... Hope to see you visit again soon.

This is the 4th Annual One World One Heart event! This is my 3rd year participating in this event...  Welcome to carpet #234, don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win my giveaway! 

Lisa challenged us this year to try to incorporate the theme into our giveaways... I humbly submit this wonderful Indian elephant as my magical giveaway.  This is a scan of a beautiful hand painted silk that I was given as a gift.  This project was quite difficult for me because it took me out of my comfort zone, but brought me closer to the type of mixed media work that I am drawn to.  This is a picture of the elephant mounted on an acrylic background.  I love my quilling, so I think I need to add some quilling so stay tuned for some tweaks that will be added :-)

What is the One World One Heart Giveaway? It is a blog-wide event for people around the world to visit participating blogs.  This is an opportunity for everyone to meet new friends and win something.  You need to follow just a few simple rules:

  • My giveaway is the elephant shown. 
  • For a chance to win my giveaway, post a comment from January 25th to February 14th.  Make sure you leave me a way to contact you, I'd love to stop by for a visit.
  • On February 15th I will announce the winner on my blog... The winners will be selected at random (using a random number generator).
***Prize UPDATE*** I have decided that I will add 5 ATCs to my giveaway in addition to the Elephant canvas at the top of this post! I will use a portion of the same elephant (see the photo at the bottom of the post for an idea - this is only a representation, because I haven't made them yet - lol).... Are you having as much fun as I am? I hope so...
I hope you have fun on the magic carpet ride!

Click on over to Lisa's site to visit some of the other carpets.

Enjoy!  Antonella :-)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Update: OWOH Giveaway Pictures

I am very excited and I wanted to share with you my updated pictures for my One World One Heart giveaway!

The 4 x 6 canvas board Elephant has been painted green as a base, then I decoupaged the elephant cutout applied a layer of a crackle finish around the elephant and applied a white overlay.  I then stamped scrolls around the elephant in the same green.  The word "Dream" is stamped along side of the elephant.  I then added quilled scrolls around the elephant and of course added bling... green rhinestones and glitter along the stamped scrolls.  A green organza ribbon is tied with a heart charm.

The ATCs are made in a very similar manner, with the main difference being a red bow is tied onto the ATC.

I have been inspired by all of the people participating in the Magic Carpet ride... and I hope that my humble giveaway will be enjoyed by the lucky winners.

I hope that all the fun and love shines through.

Antonella :-)

Monday, February 01, 2010

OWOH Update - Prize Information

Just in case you missed it, I am participating in the One World One Heart event again this year... I am #234 on the Magic Carpet!

You can read all about it on my earlier post (just click here)... I have updated my listing to include the following giveaways:

1 - 1st Prize:  An Indian Elephant that has been decoupaged over an acrylic painted canvas, I will also be adding my personal touch with a bit of quilling to embellish this beauty.

5 - 2nd Prizes - ATCs made from the same elephant image (the image is just a representation of what they may look like since I haven't made them yet)... Ok, I work better under pressure :-)

Hugs and Happy Wandering!

Copyright for Personal Use Antonella DeFalco


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