Sunday, 24 August 2014

Summer colours ATC's

This year I've been really struggling with my crafting - Mr Mojo seemed to disappear completely and I had a bit of a health situation that was worrying for a while and needed a complete break from my challenge design teams. I didn't do any crafting at all for several months and wondered if that was it :-( BUT...the mojo is back, I've had a lovely couple of days playing this weekend and for the first time in I don 't know how long have created something just because I wanted too !! I browsed some challenge sites and inspired by A Vintage Journey created a set of ATC's -   
I made the backgrounds using Tim's mono printing with stencils and paint technique from Chemistry 102 - I used bright cheery summer colours and stamped with Archival black for contrast.
 The stamps are all Tim Holtz and the stencils I used a bit of a mixture.  
 I used Pebeo and Adirondack paints and Distress inks. 
As the backgrounds were so bright and busy I didn't want to over do the embellishments but did feel they needed a little something so used coloured staples and ribbon for just a finishing touch.

As well as A Vintage Journey I'm also sharing my ATC's here - 

As it's Bank Holiday Weekend here I'm looking forward to another day's art tomorrow too :-) Esther xx


  1. Nice set of ATC's, good to see you back in blog land.
    Amanda x

  2. Glad to see you back crafting, Esther, and what a comeback! Fabulous ATCs, they tick all my boxes in terms of colours, design and butterflies! I love them! Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.


  3. Beautiful ATCs, great background! Xx

  4. Pleased to see you back Esther and hope you are OK now and a great way to retrn with such lovely inky indulgence.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Beautiful ATC's Esther! Glad you're feeling better and great to see you crafting again. Sue C x

  6. Love the gorgeous colours you have used in your ATC's, they are beautiful . Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey xTrace x

  7. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge :)

  8. Your ATC's are wonderfully cheerful, and the backgrounds are stunning! The ribbons are a unique touch as an embellishment.

  9. So glad you found some time to play - and that you were inspired to play along with the ATC challenge. Love the colours here, and the layered stamping and stencilling - a fantastic trio! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx


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