Friday, 6 February 2009

ATC Trio a la Isabelle Norris

At last I have finished my group of three ATC's for the potential swap with Isabelle Norris. It would be the first time I have ever swapped something if she chooses these! It is sort of using the same technique she showed on day 2 of her great tutorials this week,except I don't have any grungeboard!!! I decided to use Adirondack inks instead of the distress inks which gave the pieces a different look although I have to admit I couldn't stop myself getting some frayed burlap distress on them too!
The embossing was done with disco black by Stamp & Stuff and I used cranberry, butterscotch and stream as my chosen 3 colours of ink. I wanted to have some images that covered the entire square as the buildings did in Isabelle's but quite frankly with my paltry stash it was a bit of struggle! In the end I had to stamp the circular image (Anna Griffin) and the butterfly images (sorry don't know make), mask them and stamp over them with a text stamp from Paperartsy that I got with my subscription to Craft Stamper to achieve a similar result.

The background stamps on the ATC's were two words and a watch from a Royal & Langnickel set (they might have been cheap but now they don't stick by themselves and most of them have hardened & turned an opaque white colour) and a damask stamp from Paperartsy.

I added a metal embellishment with a butterfly on (QVC ages ago) and a black jewel to the centre of the middle image, a few stamped and punched circular bits, a rub on sentiment and a flower fixed with a brad. Am really pleased with the way this turned out even if it is a little brighter than I am comfortable with and found out that it is as simple to make 3 ATC's as it is one, so thank you for the inspiration Isabelle!

P.S. The colours in the last picture are more like the real thing!


  1. Ohhh, they are gorgeous ! you did really well. does not matter if they are not on grungeboard, as long as they are "connected".
    Thanks for playing, results on Sunday!
    isa xx

  2. Hooooo!!! Yours ATC are very-very beautiful! I like a lot. Sorry, my english is bad.

  3. Your ATC are wonderfull, You have succeded to do like Isa. Beautiful atwork.

    Tes ATC sont magnifiques. Tu as réussi à reprendre l'exemple d'ISA. Beau travail.


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