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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

ATCs - Crafting with Dragonflies DT

Hello there everyone!

I'd been looking forward to the new challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies for some time. You see, I'd been meaning to try my hand at ATCs for a while, but never did get round to it. So here was the perfect excuse!

I got to use some fab images from our sponsor Pickled Potpourri, and I decided to use them on an inky background...

So first of all I started with a playing card as template (from the Mirage casino in Vegas. No, I've never been, I just found them in a charity shop, lol). I liked these cards in particular, as they had unusual shaped corners.


I played about with my distress inks for the backgrounds. I wanted them all to look like they belonged in a set, yet to all be different, so I tried to vary the position and amounts of the colours I used.
I couldn't resist using the Creative Chemistry "spritz and flick" technique too, hoping they would possibly evoke the idea of dewdrops! lol.



I then stamped all with a script stamp from LOTV, changing the position and portion of the stamp I used for each one.
I also used the leaf stamp I used recently on the photo frames I gave a make-over to. I SO love that stamp!


I added round and flower gems to each as well, again varying their positions.


And finally I finished it off by adding a word from the Tim Holtz Chitchat pack to each of them. I went around them all with a black fineliner too in order to make them pop a little more.

So there we go. my first ever attempt at ATCs. Trust me when I say I definitely got the bug after these! In fact, I may or may not have made 12 sets already!

Now, those of you that haven't tried making ATCs before are no doubt thinking about trying it, so here's your excuse! And those of you that have..? well, you know how very addictive it is, so go on, you know you want to!

See your entries soon, I hope!

A fabulous day for one and all!

Sammy-x

2 comments:

Ira Huberts said...

These are gorgeous Sammy! Love the backgrounds and pretty stamped butterflies! Thanks for your lovely comment, take care, Ira x
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aussie aNNie said...

Hello Sammy, what a gorgeous creation...love these colours too...thanks for coming bye again...♥aNNie
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