Okey here comes the big confession: I’ve never made any ATC before in my life… guess what – I liked it, and I think I will do it even more often. These ATC’s were made for Vintage Journey’s challenge #13 and I was inspired by Tim’s augustus tag.
I really enjoyed to play around with the cards to create a whole set out of them. Do you feel like joining me in my process? Just a few minutes and a quick walk through. First I added Tim Holtz’s tissue wrap in small stripes here or there.
And here the sun was shining on my table, so you got the shadow as well. (Promise no more shadows, I pulled the curtain in.) Then I decided I would like to make something around the theme of end summer/beginning autumn so I took Tim Holtz stamp set CMS 181 and I stamped randomly on my atcs with archival ink. (You know I thought birds will leave soon, feather and leaves are falling from the trees and yeah maybe a thinking face looking back to the nice memories of the summer…)
And then I decided I would like to add some texture, so I used Tim’s honeycomb and harlequin stencils with texture paste.
Next step I wanted to add some colors, so I used distress stains (mustard seed, dried marigold and mowed lawn), I misted my atc’s with water and colored them.
I still wanted to have some more color, so I used distress ink (aged mahogany) through the faded dots stencil. Then I added some stitches and finally my words from Chitchat stickers.
At that moment I wanted to add something special to my edges, to emphasize the cards one by one, so I inked the edges with distress embossing ink and I dipped them in walnut stain distress embossing powder. And here they are my first atc’s:
So why don’t you let me know how you liked them?