Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Wings of Change

Good morning everyone,

When I made my card for Allsorts challenge last week, I wasn’t happy with my first attempt at a background panel. Instead of binning it like I usually do I cut it down and used the part I was happy with to make an ATC using some more new birthday goodies, and ended up making two more to go with it. I have called this series “Wings of Change”.

I created a smoosh background with Distress Oxide inks, cut it down to slightly less than standard ATC size and did some 2nd generation background stamping. I used my stunning new Visible Image “Broken Mesh” die to add some interest and texture, and as it is a really big die I cut out portions to use on each ATC. I stamped and heat embossed my words then stamped/ embossed my butterflies which I coloured with Cosmic Shimmer mica paints. I fussy cut the butterflies and attached to the ATC’s and added some teeny heart gems. The panels are matted onto co-ordinating pearlescent purple linen cardstock. 

Here's a closer look at each ATC...




For some reason the photos make the darker butterflies look blue, whereas in real life they are lilac and very shimmery - the angle picture below captures the colour better.

Stamps: Visible Image “Wings of Change” and “Butterfly effect”;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac); Cosmic Shimmer paints (Frosted Mallow, Blue Lilac); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Charming Pink); clear embossing powder;
Tools: Visible Image “Broken Mesh” die.

Challenges I would like to enter:

C.R.A.F.T. #637 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Cut It Up #251 - Any Animal or Insect + a Die Cut
Dragonfly Dreams (May) - Butterflies and/or Flowers (3rd entry)
Dream Valley #270 - Add Embellishments
Incy Wincy (May) - Use a Die Cut or Punch
(all the card used for these ATC’s was snippets😀)
River of Creativity #13 - Anything but a Card
Simon Says (Monday) - Add Texture

I'm starting to build up a bit of a stock of ATC's now, so hopefully it won't be too long before I can start proper trading!!  Take care, and thanks for visiting today.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

A wonderful set of ATC's Pauline, lovely colours and interesting stamping and details.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous backgrounds and beautiful butterflies -good job you didn't bin the background.
Carol x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Delightful Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
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brenda said...

These are such a pretty feminine set of ATC's Pauline.

B x

Makira said...

OMG! 💗💗💗 this mixed media card! We would love you to share with us on our challenge, Colorful Options Challenge. Cheers, Makira


Makira said...

My apologies, these ATCs are FABULOUS. Not cards. They are still welcome in our challenge. We are an anything goes challenge when it comes to entry type. Makira

New Creations said...

All the sets of ATCs are just adorable, love the textures!
Thanks for joining at Cut It Up Challenges!
DT Vinita

Di said...

Such a pretty set of ATCs Pauline. Beautifully made.


Di xx

NatureFootstep said...

Love your buterflies. I have been out photographing a few today. Our first spring butterflies. :)

Sarn said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS butterfly ATCs and well done for keeping the background you weren't happy with and recycling it for the ATCs.

Thanks for submitting homework to the Snippets Playground. It's so lovely outside, Brenda is swinging gently in the hammock beneath the Treehouse. Do you fancy joining me at the picnic tables for a cocktail test??? xxx

Linby said...

Wonderful ATCs it's not always easy to find balance on such a small area but you've done them perfectly and well done on using snippets too.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Gorgeous butterflies - in fact your whole whole card is fabulous! Thanks so very much for joining us this tine at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, elizabeth

Christi Conley said...

Wonderful use of a "mistake" - and it fits our optional theme challenge perfectly because that counts as recycling, don't you think?? Thanks SO much for joining us at River of Creativity! Christi DT

Tee said...

I love your ATC's! Lets get together and do a trade! Hugs, Tee @ The Paper Layer Blog.
Email me: trh220@gmail

Suze said...

Lovely set of ATC Pauline. Thank you for entering the Use A Die Cut or Punch Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.