Thursday 20 February 2014

Mechanical themed ATC's

Well I have been busy today. I have organised quite a few more of my charts (about 7 magazines worth, now listed and organised according to type, both physically and on the computer), made 4 ATC's, cleaned out the parrot, sorted the ATC's to be posted out tomorrow, made a new recipe for tea and went down to the allotment, managing to get soaking wet in the process!!

For my ATC series I used a stamp that I got a while ago from Ebay when I was looking for some background stamps that could be used for men as well as women. Instead of using it as a background (it is the wrong shape for ATC's) I masked out all but one element of the cog-style design. This was then used as the basis for my ATC collection - which are 'Mechanical'.

The first ATC in the collection was based on a sketch. I used a cog based backing paper which I received from one of the ladies in my ATC group, as the card base. I then stamped a partial cog, in brown, in the top left corner and added a silver glitter ribbon to this edge also. The main stamped image was placed in the centre of the card, overlapping the ribbon, with a brown pearl gem to the centre. 'Sent with love' was stamped underneath this image (Honey & Hugs), straight onto the paper, in brown ink, and a silver gem added to the 'o' of love. The card was then finished off with two brown pearls and a silver gem to the top right corner.

This will be entered into the following challenges:
Make my Monday - Recipe (colours - brown, silver, grey and cream)
Crafting by design - Just for Boys
Suzy Bee - Sketch

The second ATC uses a floral backing paper, with the stamped image representing a flower, with a pink pearl in the centre. A separate floral paper was used to make a floral stem for the flower, and a third for a second flower. 'Hand picked for you' sentiment was added to the bottom of the card, and a pearl added to the centre of the second flower.

This is being entered into CRAFT - Recipe (embellishments are the two pearls, the flower and the sentiment) and Addicted to Stamps - Pink and White

The third ATC in the series is another masculine creation - posted in the next post.

The final ATC, which is not in the collection, was made for the Crafty Card Makers Challenge (Come Fly with Me), but will also be entering the One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes. For this ATC I used a silver metallic card for the backing and added 'Spring Break' to the top left. A foil bird topper from Kanban was used as the focal image. Then three papermania glitter flowers were layered into the bottom right.


  1. Three great ATCs - thanks for linking the second one to our recipe challenge at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  2. Lovely set of ATCs. That is one gorgeous bird on the one for our challenge.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  3. Thanks for playing along with us this week at MMM - your ATCs are lovely - Jacqueline xx

  4. Great take on the sketch, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge...
    Suzy B ~ Owner~Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  5. lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC Raachel DT

  6. Great ATC's , thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M. Jules DT

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely birdie ATC at CCM&M and good luck!

  8. I always find ATCs really challenging - these are great! I really like your stylised bird. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


  9. Gorgeous ATC'S and love how you managed to get so much detail onto this tiny card just beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at CCM and More and good luck.


  10. Very cool. Love the background on the card. Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge. Monica, DT

  11. Lovely ATC designs!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the challenge.

  12. I really like the style of your ATCs. Your bird is stunning and I really like the flowers you've used, they really compliment the main image perfectly.

    Thanks for sharing with us at CCM&M

  13. Thank you for joining the ATSC with this nice card :-) Hugs Rita


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