Monday, 22 December 2014

My First ATC's

Morning Everyone,

Today I want to share with you my first ATC's.  Jolanda has rekindled the ATC craze and created an Artist Trading Noor!Design facebook group.  I have never made one before so Jolanda challenged me.  Well what can I say, they are tiny and you know how I like to embellish my cards so I brought a little of my shabbiness to ATC's and rose to the challenge, lol.

If you want to join in the fun the Facebook page can be found HERE.  You can create one or a collection. They measure 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. The Facebook Group already has loads of inspiration and of course all using Noor products so is worth a visit.  So here's my take on ATC's........

I love the Sillouette Stamps available at Noor!Design UK so this was the ideal opportunity to create a collection using the images.  The beauty of these is that you don't have to colour them if you don't want to.  They look stunning in black and white or you can add a splash of colour or even stamp with versaink and colour with chalks or pan pastels.  Lots of options available with these stamps and what I actually did was stamp them with staz-on ink onto white shrink plastic and heat them until they shrunk so now they were the perfect size for my collection of ATC's.

I cut two ovals for the ladies with hats before shrinking.

The same but different?  I used the same image but on the first rectangle I left some white space to the right before shrinking and on the one on the right I cut around all the leaves and flowers before shrinking.  This gives it a slightly different appearance.

I have used the latest shabby shic paperpad.  The Carpe Diem word is also from the latest release.  All links at the bottom of this post.

Just poking through on the top left you will see a grey paper from the Winter Wonderland pad.  I used the Dutch Doobadoo Heart Stencil and structure paste to create the heart background.  Still in love with structure paste and stencils :)

The leaves were cut from my favourite Vintage Flourish Leaf Die but have you seen what's coming in January....... ummmm two yummy new leaves to add to my collection.

I also cut one of the Rolled Roses and added to the stem of the leaves with added some tiny berries in the centre.

The butterflies were made using the Dutch Doobadoo paper art butterfly sheet.  So intricate and delicate.  The larger of the two was coloured using distress inks, soooo quick and easy and layered with a plain white smaller butterfly.

Here's the two ladies with hats, aren't they fabulous.

And one last look at them altogether.

Don't forget if you want to join us on the ATC Facebook page we'd love to see you there :)

Hugs Tracy x

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  1. Brilliant! I bet you enjoyed making those as much as we do seeing them Tracy. Judy x

  2. Beautiful!!! So so gorgeous!

  3. Dear Tracy, is there anyone left to trade with mine (although mine are not so stunning as yours!)

  4. WAUW these are sooo beautiful and sooo well made with tons of great details on them.