Here's an ATC made for a swap in Trish Bee's Creating Chaos group. The swap theme is 'Flight' and as soon as I joined up I thought about flying at night, under the stars.
Starting with yellow cardstock cut to ATC size I stamped and clear embossed the stars (Inkadinkadoo) and the floral flourish (Tim Holz ~ Stampers Anonymous). I used several dye ink pads and sponges to apply the color, then melted off the embossing - I love this technique and haven't done it for awhile. I painted a piece of watercolor paper with Twinkling H2O's in Black Orchid, then stamped the bird (Tim Holz ~ Stampers Anonymous) with Bright yellow Twinkling H2O on top. After all the paint was dry I stamped the bird over the paint using black StazOn. The eye is a french Knot done with gold embroidery thread. I coated the background of the card with some Art Accent glitter glue, for just a smidge of sparkle in the night sky. The remainder of the background was covered with a light coat of glossy gel medium. The birds were cut out, adhered, and outlined with my gold Signo pen. The entire card was edged with my Krylon gold leaf pen.