Saturday, 15 June 2013

Shabby ATC's

As I've mentioned before, my crafting has been on a bit of a go slow lately and I've just been doing DT stuff and nothing much else - however, I have a renewed enthusiasm thanks to my Gelli plate shaped birthday present ! I love this new toy and have had a lovely messy time playing today, while it thundered and poured with rain !!  Here is what I made - 

A little trio of shabby ATCs. I was inspired by the Unruly Paperarts RAQ 1 challenge, where the theme is Pink and Brown Shabby Chic. I wanted to see if I could achieve a shabby chic background with the gelliplate. I used pale pink and rose pink on the gelli and then used a rubber stamp to lift paint off before taking a couple of prints on an old sheet of music manuscript. I used the same technique but added some brown paint for the third print.  (forgot to take a pic of the printed sheets before I cut them up!!). 
This ATC is the second print, which gave a more shabby finish, I've embossed the edges and the bottom button with Stampendous Aged Rose Embossing Enamel and stamped some text on the top button. 
This background is the first, darker print, I've stamped some text, added the crochet flower, buttons and finished off with some Tarnished Mica flakes. 
and finally the last print, with brown paint added to the pink, added some lace,shell buttons, little key and a stamped image. 

I  recently came across a bag of buttons while sorting through some stuff at my mums and the Simon Says Stamp and Show button challenge is the inspiration for the decoration of my ATCs.  I was really pleased with how the stamp worked on the paint and will definitely try this technique again. Thanks for stopping by...Esther xx


  1. oh wow Hun,these are just brilliant,hun,adore those backgrounds you have created I must get a geli plate something else on my list,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  2. As i challenge in RAQ1, i saw your ATC and found them lovely, love your colored background!

  3. Fabulous ATCs! Love the Shabby Chic look! Thanks for joining in with the UPA Readers Art Quest!

  4. They're so adorable - love those Gelli backgrounds.
    Alison x

  5. What a wonderful way to start getting to know your Gelli a very successful experiment these are gorgeous XOXO Zoe

  6. Fabulous backgrounds from your Gelli. Your ATCs are perfect for the UPA RAQ.


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