Lindsay Mason ATC swap

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Hello there

Hope that the world is treating you well today!

This month I joined in on an ATC swap that Lindsay Mason organised.  The theme was WATER and I had to make three ATC’S.   Of course I made four so I could keep one too!


I started with white card and smeared the paint on mainly using my fingers.  I used the Paperartsy fresco finish paints in Bora Bora, Guacamole and Baltic Blue.


Next I used some Lost Lagoon ink to stamp a Timeless Textures stamp all over to add some further pattern.


I then added the little splatter stamps from the same set using gesso just on one end (it turned out to be the bottom).


Then I took the Dotty Wave stencil and applied the transparent gloss medium through in a diagonal wave.  I then left it to dry overnight.


I love the effect this created of rainfall… perfect for the theme!


I stamped the girl in the rain (I’ve had this stamp a long long time and have no idea where I got it originally!) in archival onto the cards and then again onto some sheet music. I coloured in the umbrella and coat using Distress crayons on the sheet music. Then cut it out and added it to the card.

I love the bright pop of colour this gave.

I decided to cut down the image a little to mount it onto a piece of sturdier cardstock. So I took a quarter of an inch off both sides, rounded the corners and then edged it with silver paint. I cut the card to size and edged that in the silver too and layered it up.

I just needed a title… music and rain… well I just had to!

I printed the title off and adhered it using matt medium.

Final touch was to outline the title and choose my least favourite for keeps, stamp up the back with an ATC stamp etc and send them off to Lindsay for swapping.

Looking forward to seeing the artwork I get back. Fun!


Happy crafting!



  1. Catherine I LOVE these – that stamp is perfect (such a shame you can’t remember where it came from!) and a great tutorial on the steps.

    Anne xx

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