Thursday, 13 January 2011

It's A Giveaway!!!

Good day to you all... it is time for another arty giveaway!! I have made a cute little ATC using some inks and stamps and a bit of embellishing for goodly measures. The base of the ATC is one of the fab ATC cards from Ranger. I glued this onto some mountboard as I wanted the whole ATC to be really sturdy as I knew I would end up bashing it and adding layers to it. The base card was coloured with Bundled Sage Distress Ink and I overstamped with an Artistic Stamper Script Stamp, using Bundled Sage again, I love this look of colour on colour, it really if effective to do a "faded" background. Next, I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to blend around the edges. I cut another piece of mountboard for the sentiment... colouring this the same as the base and then adding a Tim Holtz mini sentiment in Ranger Black Archival ink. Over this I stamped the fly-away birds in Bundled Sage and then coated the whole piece with a generous layer of Rock Candy Cracklepaint.




I used another Tim Holtz Collection mini to add the fly-away birds using black ink - I just stamped these a couple of times so they are in perspective as they fly off the ATC. I used some garden jute to tie around the ATC, popping an Idea-ology birdy charm onto the knot of the jute and then adding Washers and Brads to the corners of the ATC... finally, I popped the crackled sentiment on some 3D foam and then assembled the ATC.



If you would like to own this ATC, please leave a comment here... all comments will be entered into Mr Random.Org and a number will be chosen at random on Saturday 15th January - I will also either email you or leave you a blog comment if you are the winner :O)) All of the lovely goodies used on this ATC are readily available from THE ARTISTIC STAMPER! Thanks for looking! Have a FAB day! TTFN

Hels x

24 comments:

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely layered piece Hels, lovely subtle colours and I love the birds and sentiment. Tracy x

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is gorgeous Hels, the colours are fab, and the bird theme is lovely. I love the cracked centrepiece. Judith xx

Lesley said...

Loving the colurs on this!!
Very subtle. Lesley.x

Lisa said...

fab!

Clare H said...

Gorgeous ATC!

Helen said...

This is lovely, great ATC.

Karen said...

I've never yet made an ATC but this really inspires me to have a go. It's gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing the deets.

Rumtruffle said...

Another lovely creation, I enjoy making ATC's I feel they are a great way to experiment with techniques.
Helen x

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful piece, love it.

Lena said...

Gorgeous ATC,I love it!!
Pick Me~Pick Me!
Lena xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous, my fave colours! x

SannaS said...

aaaw, what a fabulous card!! Gorgeous!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Sid said...

Nice work Hels, fab colours !!

Carmen said...

Beautiful ATC. Love the birdy.

Larisa said...

Very nice ATC!! I love to swap them)))

Vic said...

It's a beautiful creation!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Very Nice. I love the saying and what an adorable little metal bird. ATC's are fun. Enjoy your creativity.

Neil said...

Tis is a beautiful piece, definately would be lovely to have in my colection!

Anesha said...

Love your ATC! Anesha

Terry said...

Stunning ATC! Love all the fabulous layers!

Glennis said...

This is so lovely - thanks for the chance to win it

CINDY said...

Lovely lovely - please put me in the draw!! Must get back in to making ATCs again, haven't made any in an age.

Stampersue said...

Hels - I love your ATC - another masterpiece. How come whenever I try to create in a similar style it just looks a car crash!!! Perhaps one day I get it right:-)

Stampersue
X

karen said...

Another fabulous piece by you! Love the bird theme! And thanks for the tip of using the same colour to stamp an image (for a faded look) as used on the background! I will try that!