Good morning everyone. Today sees a new challenge starting at Our Creative Corner
and our hugely talented host is Alison
from Words and Pictures
would like you to make ATC's - or ATB's or Chunky ATC's with either a Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or other seasonal festive theme. Please check on the blog
for the full details of the challenge.
I loved this challenge because I like working to this small size now. It's taken a bit of getting used to but it is fun and challenging to see what you can do in such a small space. My next goal should be to try an ATB or a chunky ATC but one step at a time!
As I'm going to be involved in an ATC swap, I thought it would be a good idea to make a small number of ATC's all along the same theme.
Here's what I made:
|Four Christmas themed ATC's using non traditional colours!|
|Firstly, I made a background design using DecoArt Misters and a stencil on some card. Both background pieces were given a light coat of Media Fluid Acrylic in transparent yellow iron oxide after using the misters. (a must have colour in my opinion!).|
|Four ATC's were die cut - two from each background. They are glued to some chipboard atc's also die cut.|
|Each ATC was stamped using black archival ink on a Lynne Perrella festive stamp. One of the images was too large to fit the ATC so that was stamped onto spare card and cut out then applied to the ATC.|
|The 'Russian Doll' was stamped on scrap card and then painted before applying to the now crackled ATC background.|
|I didn't want to use traditional colours so opted for something more to my taste. I love this Transparent Yellow Oxide as you only need a thin coat to bring things alive.|
|A little touch of rusty wire and a tiny rusty bell to adorn the bottom edge.|
|A small Spellbinders snowflake as a headdress works fine for me! The snowflake was coloured using the same DecoArt Misters followed by more transparent yellow iron oxide.|
|The same lovely stamp but a different configuration for the snowflakes and more mister of one colour added.|
|Two snowflakes for the headdress this time.|
|More rusty wire and a little bell but twisted in a different way this time. Loving that crackle in the background.|
|The lighter background this time with another Lynne Perrella stamp and a Spellbinders snowflake which is predominately yellow. A little leftover flower crept onto this snowflake - I still have geraniums flowering in my garden so thought it'd be ok to add a little bloom here!|
|Love the word 'believe' on this stamp.|
|I had some hand coloured seam binding leftover from another project so it was pleated and added to the bottom of my ATC. Of course, some more rusty wire and a little bell!|
|This is my favourite stamp - I think it's that crown of Christmas trees that does it for me! |
|I used the last little piece of my hand coloured seam binding here with a small twist of rusty wire.|
|Not sure what I'd do if I couldn't get any crackle glaze! I just love all the detail in this stamp.|
|More layered Spellbinders snowflakes with a good dose of transparent yellow oxide on the top flake!|
|All the products used for my series of ATC's.|
|I even remembered to stamp this onto card for the back of each one. The backs of any bits that stick out from the ATC's have been coloured with Krylon pen to avoid looking untidy. No date yet. . . . even I don't want to do Christmas this early!|
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made these small pieces of art. There's plenty more inspiration over at Our Creative Corner
so why not click here
and see what the rest of the DT has come up with - you won't be disappointed.
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and if you are our lucky winner you will receive a prize from the lovely people there - another reason to enter! You might also be lucky enough to be chosen as the top three talent - it won't happen if you don't enter though! Don't forget that throughout the month some of the team will showcase products from Tando Creative
- the first Sponsor Spotlight will be on the 4th December so remember to pop back and have a look.
Thank you so much for visiting today and having a look at my offerings.