Totally Trees

Five atcs… and another pink and orange creation (46 – 50)

Tonight I made another 5 atcs! These are actually for random act of kindness week which is in a couple of weeks… but as I grabbed pink and orange for the colour scheme… yes I am getting a little obsessed… I knew it worked with the Paperartsy challenge so I’m posting these here now! 

I created them all in the same way although each features a different tree. 

I started with the piece of black and white patterned paper and covered it with distress inks using the blending tools. I used wild honey, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and Picked Raspberry. All such lovely colours. 

Then I cut these just slightly smaller than the base ATC’S which I’d cut from Orange cardstock and stuck them down.  

Then I took some tags and using the same colours I did the trick of smooshing the colour on the craft sheet adding water and then layering up the tags with colours.  

Once they were dry I added a little more ink to the edges. Then took the Totally Trees stamps and stamped each with a different tree. Then used the Kim Dellow stamp to stamp the word grow on each. 

I added some bakers twine to each tag and then added a piece of craft foam behind to increase the dimension a bit. 

I did get another piece of the paper ready for an ATC but ran out of tags so have put that aside in the stash to do something else with at some point. 

Love these & hoping they bring a smile to their recipients faces as my RAK! 

And these five atcs take me upto 50 … only 315 to go in my year long challenge… and I’m racing ahead at the moment with quite a few multiple atc projects a bit like this one! 

Happy crafting!


Inktense, Derwent

Artful ATC swap (For ATC’S sake… 44 and 45)


Here are the two ATC’S I made for the Artful ATC group swap with the theme of “Australia”. 

I happened to have some kangaroo stamps so knew they would get used.

I grabbed some scratch paper that had yellows and purples on it. I then added distress inks in yellows and reds to give the red desert I think of when I think of Australia.  

I then stamped the kangaroos in brown archival and tore the paper. I then created the bases using some packaging card and the ATC die.   Then I added ink round the edges and the piece of torn paper. I then chose a few stamps to frame the kangaroos.  

Finally I added a little extra colour to the bottom kangaroo using Inktense and took some away from the top one using water to remove the distress inks. 

I also added some of the Tim Holtz phrase stickers that I thought worked with the theme. 

Happy crafting!