The challenge for the next fortnight at Anything But A Card is to make an ATC using any theme and materials you fancy. Half of the team will be sharing their projects today and you can find them HERE. Don't forget the rest of the DT who will be joining the fun and showing us their inspiration next Sunday.
I'm fairly new to the world of ATC's but I have to say that I could get hooked on making them! The size is restricted but it's amazing just how much you can pack into such a small space. I originally planned to make one ATC but I got a bit carried away and ended up with three because it was such fun!
|Painted background combined with paint stamping, machine stitching and some stencilling. For this and the following ATC, the girl image was stamped onto a background which was stamped with a cog image and sponged with various distress inks.|
|This background was created with text die cuts, distress ink, stamping with versamark and mica powder and some stencilling.|
The same little girl and cog background. Some script stamping with versamark and gold mica adds interest.
The little flowers are punched shapes left over from a previous project. Some gilding paste was added to the edges to tie in with the mica powder.
Text diamond shaped die cuts are incorporated into the background along with more mica powder over stamping and some stencilling. Black pencil shading was added here and there to create depth.
Shrink plastic tile created with a Tim technique. The little punched flower is added to finish the piece.
You can see the various shades of Americana used in the background and the red archival stamping over the top.
A piece of the cog background was coated with gesso and the quote was stamped with black Americana acrylic.
Some punched flowers and twists of rusty wire finished the look.
Thank you so much for sticking with me and reaching the end. I loved making these little pieces and it was fun to use the same image yet try to create a different feel each time. What do you think?
What will you do for your ATC? I can't wait to see so get started and then link up at Anything But A Card!
They are gorgeous (and yes, ATCs are very addictive).ReplyDelete
These are fabulous Julia - the colours are amazing and all those wonderful techniques. I have this stamp and have not used it for ages - but your ATC's are so very inspiring I am sure it will get an airing soon.ReplyDelete
I never tire of your posts and all the details - it is always wonderful to see all the details. They are never too long - in fact I always wish there was more! Enjoy thr rest of the weekend x
so pretty and beautifully stamped.ReplyDelete
WOW WOW WOW, colour explosion or what!! These are glorious sweetie, I LOVE them all, and as technique packed as always in such a small space too, ingenious.ReplyDelete
Huge huggles x x x x
Gorgeous atc's...the colours are so great (love, love love the second atc!)ReplyDelete
Amazing what you did, Julia!
hugs, Alie :-)
Gorgeous set Julia and that CI stamp is one of my favouritesReplyDelete
These are gorgeous Julia. So very pretty and such lovely colours too. The stamp is a favourite of mine from CI too.ReplyDelete
Hugs, Fliss xx
Hi Julia, I always enjoy reading through your posts to see how you construct your pieces. I love your ATCs, it is always wonderful to see how much can be packed into such a tiny space and you have done a beautiful job with yours - gorgeous colours, love the colours and the stitching. Hugs, Anne xReplyDelete
oh wow, these are beautiful. amazing ATC'sReplyDelete
you at the barn next week?
Gorgeous atc's Juia.ReplyDelete
Great colors and stamps you used.
Fabulous ATCs Julia, what a gorgeous little girl she is. XxReplyDelete
Utterly fantastic, Julia - my all time favourite AO image, and such glowing, luminous colours. Every single one is a delight - so glad you've joined the ATC addiction!!ReplyDelete
(Just seen Mark's question about the barn... and I'm thinking of coming for the Extravaganza in June - will you be around then?)
All three are so gorgeous different and unique,making an Act is a very small area to make an imprint of the art but very rewarding when you get it:):). I love these and all the work you did on them, thanks for sharing, I like to see and hear about all the creating, have a wonderful dayReplyDelete
Yes this is my favourite CI stamp too! She is so beguiling and used on all three makes it such an enchanting set. Absolutely stunning work Julia. Nicola xReplyDelete
these are amazing - had to pop over and have a look around - now following xxReplyDelete
Wow, three wonderful ATCs, love every detail.ReplyDelete
Gosh Julia! A masterclass in layering contained in such small spaces! Love these to bits, hugs Jenny xReplyDelete
These are a feast for my eyes! I love each one...so vibrant and fun, and those faces are precious! I love all the stamping! Awesome designs!ReplyDelete
Wonderful ATCs Julia, fabulous colours and I love the image stamped over the cogs.ReplyDelete
Have a great week.
Hugs Brenda xox
Wow! These are all so beautiful! Love the stamp! ChrisxReplyDelete
awesome job, I see I am going to need to work on mine a little bit more! lol waving hi from the soggy hills of North Carolina ♥ReplyDelete
These are absolutely gorgeous, they are just so beautiful! Wow I love them! Hugs trace xReplyDelete
Wonderful ATCs with terrific colours and imagesReplyDelete
Hi Julia, I love your little ATC's - especially the way you used the shrink plastic and alcohol inks! I've left a little present for you on my blog - I hope you don't mind but I really do enjoy browsing through your blog :) Love Claire xReplyDelete
These are beautiful little works of art Julia! See you Sunday! :o) xxReplyDelete
Julia these are amazing! I love how you have used the same stamp and achieved all these different effects, each one such a beauty. The colours just glow, stunning work!!ReplyDelete
These are fabulous! So glad you didn't stop with one! I must confess that I created my very first ATCs for this challenge! Not nearly the 'wow' factor of yours, but they turned out better than I originally thought. I'm not used to such a small work area!ReplyDelete
Julia I love the lush colour and texture that you achieved on your lovely ATC's I agree totally that they are indeed addictive.ReplyDelete
Love these.... the colors are so rich and amazingly beautiful... off to pin!ReplyDelete