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!


5 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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