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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Marg's Painted lady

Here is Marg's ATC for this week. Marg has taken a newspaper image of a woman, painted and embellished her .Nail polish to make her hair shine.
Well done Marg!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Newspaper and Paint

Paint and Newspaper

Here is my ATC for this weeks challenge. I glued random spots on the ATC and adhered the newspaper, I let that dry and then ripped up what hadn’t been stuck down. I used the nestablities to make scalloped circles out of newspaper which I then painted with some white acrylic paint, let that dry and then went over the lot with h2o’s. When that dried I wiped over with a damp towel to remove h2o’s off the acrylic paint. Scrunched the circles and then put a brad in the centre.
Can’t wait to see what you do for this weeks theme!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Week 39 - Use some Newspaper and some Paint

Well we've done it again! Run late I, I mean. My ATC was ready last evening, but I was too tired to add it to the blog.
You can do as I did and use your newspaper as background and then use paint on the stamped image, you can paint directly on the news paper, or you could even punch out shapes and paint them..... possibilities are endless!
As I said, my ATC has newspaper as the background, I then stamped a butterfly on s scrap of patterned paper, which I then painted with Twinkling H2Os. I dotted around the wings with Glaze Pens. The edges were inked with Timber Brown Stazon, and 2 gold embellishments topped with bling finished my ATC

Friday, September 24, 2010

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic1

Late again :O
Here is my Shabby Chic ATC, I’ve stamped the chandelier with versa mark and embossed it with distress embossing powders. the background I stamped with a text stamp, but then went over the whole card with brown, so it’s a little hard to see. I stamped the bird on some acetate and used brads to place it on the card.

Shabby Chic

Here is Tracey’s lovely Shabby Chic ATC. Tracey’s used a mask for the butterflies at the back, she has also used mesh and beads. Great Job Tracey!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another Shabby Lady :)

Here is Marg's lovely Shabby Chic ATC, red with lots of lace. Love the boots Marg!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Week 38 - Shabby Chic

We only have 14 weeks of this weekly ATC Challenge left to go.... so if you want to catch up, you'll have to get a wriggle on :)
This week the theme is Shabby Chic.
Both Elizabeth & I like Shabby Chic, so I hope you do too.
Here is my ATC..... I have used a page from an old book as the background, image of a woman, a Tim Holtz Fragment with a piece of 7 Gypsies music paper behind it, brown threads, a couple of beads, some ribbon and four small paper flowers sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The word Mesmerise also sprayed with Glimmer Mist finishes my offering.

The ultimate

Here is Justine’s week 35 using paint. She’s covered a clothing tag with gesso and made textures with a fork. Painting over it with the kids art supplies (love that!!) It looks really cool Justine, well done!

Week 35 - Use Paint - Justine

Trace’s catch up and pocket ATC’s

Here are some more lovely ATC’s from Tracey. She’s catching up quickly! In no time at all she’ll be up to date.
Well done Trace!

week 37 Trace Spring ATC Trace
Pocket/hidden folders ATC Spring ATC
Text, Trace Page maps 1 Trace
Text ATC Pagemap Sketch Challenge


Black Orange and yellow, Trace  

Welcome Nicole!

Welcome to Nicole who has taken up the ATC challenge. While at my house the other day she managed to make a bunch of ATC’s. Here they are. Well done Nicole! Can’t wait to see the next lot :)

Birthday ATC Time Nic
Birthday Theme Time Theme
Black, yellow n orange, Nic Blue green red, Nic
Black, yellow and orange Green, blue and red colour challenge
Green, Nic Black n Pink Nic (1)
Green Colour challenge Black and pink colour challenge

Monday, September 13, 2010

Marg's Tag pocket

Here is a lovely tag pocket from Marg. Love the rose patterned paper and the vintage ads, Marg.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Travel Tag


Here is my entry for the challenge this week. Read the below post for details on the challenge.
I have stamped a few different stamps and have used the masking technique 2 times. I have also used clear crackle paint. The top tag swings out to show another stamped image underneath.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Week 37- Hidden folders,flaps or pockets

Week 37, only 15 more weeks to go! Are you wondering what might be planned for next year? LOL
This week your Weekly ATC should contain a hidden element.... a folder, a flap or a pocket. The theme is entirely up to you. This is my version, Elizabeth will post hers later. The images above are firstly the tag type insert and secondly the ATC with the insert in place.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Spring.. Time :)


First up is Justine’s lovely ‘Time’ them for a couple of weeks back. It’s a beautiful alcohol ink background and several lovely clock stamps. Well done Justine!




Here is Marg’s lovely Spring ATC, a pretty photo from her own garden!! Great ATC and great flowers!



Spring times

Here is my Spring ATC. I’ve used 3 stamps from a set and painted them with water colours and Tim Holtz re-inkers

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mmm chocolate!

For the love of chocolate

Here is Justine’s yummy looking chocolate ATC, I am loving how you cut up the wrappers Justine, very cool!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Week 36 - Celebrate Spring

Well if you wanted proof that the year id flying by, here it is. We are up to Week 36 and Spring is here .... ok ok I know it's still cold in places!
My ATC this week is of 2 spring flowers peeping over the garden fence, and a saying from a Darkroom Door stamp which says "For all things of Nature there is something of the marvellous."
Enjoy spring :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pretty paintings

Here are two ATC’s using paint.
Marg has made us a beautiful bunch of sunflowers. I wish I could paint like this! So simple (looking) but so pretty!

Week 35 Paint
Here is Tracey’s Painted ATC, good job!! Loving the little fellows riding the rainbow!!

Tracey’s chocolate

Here is Tracey’s tribute to chocolate LOL!
Beautiful browns Trace, but I absolutely love that saying!!! Cracks me up! Well done.


Two times

Here are two lovely Time ATC’s

Our first one is from Marg. I really really love the clocks you’ve used Marg! The slight transparency is awesome! Love that vintage feel too. 

week 34 Time
This lovely ATC was made by Tracey. I am loving that image, but especially love the flowersoft trimmings, also gives this ATC a great vintage feel. Well done, and welcome to the weekly challenge!!