Dies, Impression Obsession - Seth Apter, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz

Fluttering ATC’S 

Tonight I have some ATC’S to share that I made a few nights ago… why? Because I had stamped the Tim Holtz butterflies out and coloured them with distress crayons but then not used them… so decided rather than adding them to the pile of things that needed using I would make some ATC’S. Of course I was actually meant to be tidying the desk … but the creating took over again … but I did manage to create these without getting anything else out… they were created using what I could reach on my desk from where I sat! 

As you know I am #maremismallart obsessed at the moment and she released another ATC video on you tube recently so that may well have inspired me. 

Some time ago I cut up all the scratch papers I had been hoarding into ATC size so that I have a stash of them I can go to… some of them in sets from the same sheet… here is one such set… 

Although they all look different they came from the same scratch paper … love these organic backgrounds.

In this case all I added was a little stamping… and a die cut for each of them that I had added either silver or mother of pearl paint over the top to make them shiny.

I also added plenty of splats of white and black paint and some doodling and shading using the Faber-Castell Pitt big brush pens.

Next for the butterflies. I added a strip of patterned vellum… again it was on the desk … and some brads.

More doodling, some Tim Holtz word stickers and then finished off with some crystal stickles to add some bling and Glitter! 

Each of the panels is slightly smaller than ATC size which allows me to mount them onto a plain card as a base.

Love how all three came out. Not sure what to name them as a set yet… but thinking of framing them as a set as I think that would look nice. 

Wonder what I will make next time I am tidying up? And is the desk tidy? Not a chance!

Happy crafting! 

Catherine