Friday, 1 March 2019

Trying my hand at ATC's

Hello and Welcome! I ventured into another room 
for this month's Anything Goes Challenge over at 
and tried my hand at ATC's.
Now I am sure most are aware of what these 
'little pieces of art are -  measuring 2.5" x 3.5"
Here are my fun makes! All very different.

Now a few close ups and how they were made!

I love using corrugated cardboard as you get a great effect
when tearing it apart. After I gesso-ed the back I added some
DecoArt Crackle Paint but hasn't shown up well.
I then got out Tim's Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Alchemy Metallics in Emerald Green
and Rustic Brown for the background 
and the Spellbinder Circles. Added some
plasters tape before attaching the circles
and popping the main one which has
an epoxe sticker attached that I have had 
in my stash forever. 

 I took inspiration from an ATC I saw 
from the talented Asia Marquet.
I started with my background of Orange Brusho's
Lindy's Gold Glory of the Seas Spray and
Art Alchemy Fresh Orange Metallic Paint.
These colours were also used for my cheesecloth
and fussy cut butterfly.
Some random inking from Finnabair in black ink
adding some Nuvo Repened Pumpkin Drops.
Sentiment is from AALL & Create - #39.

I got some blue tissue paper with some items I had bought online
and thought it perfect as a start to my background.
Scrunched it up and adhered to my canvas with Crackle Medium.
Once that was dry I swiped Tim's Oxide inks in blues.
(doing the same with the attached pocket)
My denim pocket is from CUTplorations and
I cut out a bigger piece as backing.
The die behind it is from Kaisercraft.
Fussy cut the two stamped paint brushes 
from AALL & Create - #39
adding some gold splatters. Gold gelatos were
also added to the raised parts. 
Sentiment is from SU.

Hope you liked my first ATC's.
Pop over to Our Blog and see what Mixed Media
my Team Mates chose to make and
have a go at our Anything Goes Challenge this month.

Thanks for dropping in


Helen said...

You've done a stunning job for your first attempt at ATC's, Ina! Everyone is a wonderful mix of colour, texture and design. A great mix! I'm sure we'll see lots more in the future! :)

Carol L said...

You did a fantastic job with your mixed media ATC's! It's hard to chose a favorite because all 3 are fabulous!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Ina, these are terrific! Love all the different dimension you've achieved on each one. My favorite is the butterfly one, but love the color combinations of each one. The plaster tape really adds great texture as does the die you used in the last one. Beautiful work!!

Cheri said...

LOVE ATC's, SS and these are stunning!!!! Your backgrounds are fabulous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

These are all gorgeous mini works of art.

Kathy Krug said...

Love all these designs, but the butterfly is my favorite. I have not used a butterfly on a card for a long time and you have reminded me how much I like them. Great texture and dimension on all of the designs.

Judy Woodland said...

WOW, these are amazing!!! And they look like so much fun to do. I have never done any, but you have inspired me. I love all the little elements you have used, and your colors are gorgeous. Really great little works of art.

Judy McKay said...

Love your ATCs. Very lovely colours, textures and design. All 3 are beautifully designed. Judy

Mac Mable said...

OK Ina you are a natural at the cute ATC art....You have thrived with mixing the medias on the three ATC's and you have clearly loved it. Super cute, wonderful designs, great techniques and all unique in their own very special way x. I so enjoyed reading your post, being inspired and reading how you did them x....Thank you x.

Cathy F said...

Great job on the ATCs, Ina! Love all the textures and layers!

Andree said...

These ATCs are wonderful Ina. You've packed so much fabulous texture, colour and detail into each one xx

Tammy said...

WOW Ina, these ATCs are gorgeous! I love the textures and beautiful colors, that background die on the last card is awesome!
Hugs, Tammy

Lys said...

Super ATCs! different styles and gorgeous effect!

Loll said...

Three beautiful works of art Ina! Each one is so creatively unique and inspiring. I have never made an ATC, but you have inspired me to give it a try. I like the idea of these pieces of art that let you explore the different products and techniques on a smaller canvas. Great work!! xx