Saturday, 24 May 2014

Can I interest you in...

Hello all, Alison (butterfly) here with a mischievous little trio of ATCs... each of them attempting to entice you into a purchase you didn't even know you wanted!  I love these Artistic Stamper Steampunk stamps - they're like a little touch of time-travel, which regulars at Words and Pictures will know is something I yearn for.


There's the frankly malevolent-looking Phineas Pinchbeck, offering up his clocks to the satirically appropriate clients.


Master Squaretoe's Continuous Lunch sounds just the ticket for a queasy stomach (in the sense of you ending up with one, rather than it being a cure!).


And for the proud possessors of Luxuriant Moustaches, you won't want to be without Professor Barber's patent pomade.


The ATCs themselves are pretty simple, as I think these advertising images pretty much sell themselves.  I started with some ink on the craft mat - Pumice Stone, a hint of Vintage Photo and a few spritzes of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls spray, which adds a lovely metallic touch.


I stamped the images in Jet Black Archival, and used a blending tool to add plenty more Vintage Photo.  I also stamped the Artistic Stamper Mini Polka Dot Background in Sepia Archival.


There are some Tim Holtz Remnant Rub flourishes around the edges, and a dusting of gesso for some extra highlighting and texture.


And finally each of our tempters got his own little bit of metal embellishing: a clock for the Professor...


... some gears to keep the digestive system churning for the duration of the Continuous Lunch...


... and Mr Pinchbeck clearly deserves to be labelled Unique with an Idea-ology Muse Token.


So that's my historical advertising trio for you today.  Hope you don't get tempted into anything unwise!  Mind you, there's still a week to join our In The Garden challenge and while you don't have to use Artistic Stamper stamps to join in, if you do you get two entries into the draw... so you might want to go stamp shopping!!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon.

Ingredients used:
Idea-ology Muse Tokens
Distress Inks - Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo
Perfect Pearls Mist - Heirloom Gold
Gesso 

30 comments:

Marci said...

What rascals! Very well done!

Rita said...

Fabulous ATC cards Alison. Love those stamps. Hugs Rita xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

I love these strange gentlemen, I'm sure their shops are in Diagon Alley. Terrific ATCs Alison.

Dagmar said...

Great Stamps and fantastic ATCs - i love them!!!!!

Sue C said...

Fabulous ATC's Alison! Love the description you give each one too, I can see these vendors in my minds eye! Sue C x

Amanda said...

Love your story telling along with your 3 great ATC's
Love
Amanda x

Jane said...

What fun x

Redanne said...

Well, at least you did not try to tempt us with the Rare and Racy books! Fabulous and fun ATCs Alison, love them all. Anne x

rachel said...

great ATCs - love them xx

steffi said...

Oh I just love these stamps and your ATCs are lush :o)

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Love them !!!<3

cathylynn said...

Fun ATC's. Those stamps are quite unique. You did a fabulous job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love what you did with these stamps, Alison. The backgrounds are the perfect complement to the quirky, vintage advertisements. Julie Ann xxx

Coco said...

Love them all, they are great and the stamps are so funny!!! Hugs, Coco xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Super cute ATCs Alison!!

Dorthe said...

Wonderful ATC`s dear Alison,
the stamps are great and love your colours !
Hugs,Dorthe

Astrid Maclean said...

Great collection Alison, beautifully stamped and of course those vintage colours appeal to me!

Buttons said...

A beautiful and unique set of ATC's Alison. Love them. Jenny x

Paper Profusion said...

Fun stamps, and youve made brilliant atcs with them. Nicola x

craftimamma said...

Fab ATCs Alison. Love what you've done with these quirky stamps.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

massofhair said...

Superb Alison, absolutely superb! :-) xxx

Helen said...

I'm not shopping... I'm not...
Love the atc's what gorgeous strange figures.. I can see why you're attracted to them (grin)xx

Sue said...

Brilliant ATC's, I've had these stamps for years, time they re-surfaced, so thanks for the nudge Alison xx

Chris Warner said...

Great stamps but you have to know how to do them justice - you've certainly done that Alison! Great work, these are gorgeous! Chris xxx

craftytrog said...

Brilliant mini artworks, I love those fellas! xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

What fun stamps. Brilliant.
Julie x

Dianne said...

I think you have the tittle of Unique, the Atcs are fabulous, love the background you created for those fun stamps and your right right up your alley, you have made them magical, thanks for sharing all this inspiration...

Lisa S. said...

These are so much fun Alison and I love the images on each one. Brilliant ATC trio! xx

Terry said...

Oh how I love these, Alison! How much fun and you had to enjoy working with these! Love them! Hugs!

Kezzy said...

Wow these are gorgeous, love the background and the images are awesome. Kezzy :-) xxx