Tuesday 19 March 2024

Fly Free

Hi everyone, today I would like to share a set of ATC's I made with Tracy Evans' new stamps. over the past few months I haven't really been making ATC's except for organised themed swaps, so last week I decided to  make a set "just because" so that I can trade them individually.

I cut four pieces of white card, each 3.25" x 2.25", and stamped and heat embossed the background stamp in white. I then created a layered inky background for each one by smooshing two or three different colours of Distress Oxide ink and applying with acetate, then randomly stamping parts of the text from the background text in a colour to match the background. I stamped the birds onto separate card, fussy cut and attached, added white gel pen highlights and used an Inktense pencil to "ground" them. I stamped some little birdy footprints into the bottom corner, and drew a doodly circle onto each ATC with a fine liner pen in a colour to co-ordinate with the background. Finally I stamped, cut out and attached my sentiments, matted the finished panels onto black linen cardstock, and applied some sparkle to the wings in the background with my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

Here is a closeup of each ATC.


Stamps: Tracy Evans Boutique Designs TE4 New Beginnings, TE9, Take Flight; AALL & Create #690 Robin and Nuthatch (footprints);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Salvaged Patina, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Monarch); Versamark; WOW ultra fine white embossing powder; Inktense pencil (black); gel pen (white); Spectrum Noir sparkle pen (clear).

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #772 - Feathers and/or Fur
Dragonfly Dreams (March) - Circles (2nd entry)
Love to Scrap #166 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
We Love 2 Create #2 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Word Art Wednesday #639/640 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)


Supplies as above except: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Saltwater Taffy, Vintage Photo, Uncharted Mariner); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Twilight).

Challenges I would like to enter:

A Gem of a Challenge #5 2024 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Creative Crafters #74 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #273 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft #79 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Outlawz (March) - Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone 


Supplies as above except: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Picked Raspberry, Villainous Potion); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Charming Pink).

Challenges I would like to enter:

Ally's Angels #80 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #667 - Anything Goes
Creations In Pink #68 - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Mix It Up #70 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2411 - Anything Goes


Supplies as above except: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Squeezed lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Warm Breeze).

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Addicts #11 - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash #517 - Round and Round
Simon Says (Wednesday) - A Bit o' Green

That’s all from me for today. Take care, and thanks for visiting.


brenda said...

Almost impossible to choose a fav from these four Pauline, if pushed top left, but only because of the colours. Great resist stamping to set off the birds. I imaging Tracy's new stamps are perfect for ATC as most seems to be quite small. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

B x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Fantastic ATC's Pauline and how nice, you did them just for you. Love the details and colour on each of them, they look so different. x

Darlene said...

These are ALL just BEAUTIFUL Pauline! Love the backgrounds ... so artsy and fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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chrissy xx said...

Wow! LOve your backgrounds. LOve your colours too.
Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous ATCs and embossed backgrounds and love the birds.Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Dragonfly Dreams.
Carol DT x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Great little ATC's for our challenge this week, thanks for sharing at Allsorts.

Alyson Mayo said...

Love all of these - very cool idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams :)

Ellibelle said...

I am loving each version of these ATCs, they turned out so beautifully! So great to see you at Allsorts challenge following my optional theme too :)

dj said...

A fantastic four!! Love this vintage look you created!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for playing along with our “round & round” circle challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. Deb Horst, DT #SOS517

Linby said...

I'm torn between the first two for the colours, but they are all fab.

Riet Harikini said...

Beautiful ATC's. Thanks gor playing with us at Lost Coast Designs

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Lovely ATC's. Great techniques. Thank you for sharing this with us at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone Challenge. ---Shirley