Tonight I have something a bit different… but still ATC based! My friend Chris runs a fb group called mini marvels which focuses on small art… perfect for atc obsessed me.
Anyway she has organised a pocket letter swap which consists of 9 ATC’s and they are all themed and put into a sleeve with a hidden letter… so as the meet my ATC challenge and are 9 in one go I couldn’t resist joining in.
So here was my starting point… a piece of cardstock with layers of painty goodness! Stencils and splashes and card swipes galore!
Then time for stamping… Kim Dellow and Clare Lloyd stamps.
Next step is to chop it up into the ATC pieces.
I decided once I had chopped them up they needed more stamping to connect them so put them into order and tacked them to a piece of copy paper to keep them in place. Then out came the archival and some stamps.
I started with some Kaisercraft quote/affirmation stamps. I stamped these straight onto three of the cards. I then grabbed some Seth Apter stamps for the background of a few of the others… linking a few cards together.
Then I grabbed some white card and used some of the Dylusions stamps onto that so I could add those to three of the other cards… this is me trying out the layout.
Next to decide on how to embellish and add features… pink hearts became my theme to go with the positive sentiments.
These were punched out of cardstock painted with bougainvillea and then I added glossy accents to raise them and add some shine.
And now for more hearts … and circles.
Some Darcy hearts and some die cut and embossed circles. Then I decided to use a Gorjuss girl for the central feature.
OK onto the final steps… some doodling, some additional colour added to the circles and some stars. Sticking it all down and deciding if it is finished or not but putting it into the sleeve.
I thought at this point it needs something else…. so I left it another day to think about it.