Tuesday 23 September 2014

Nautical treats

My challenge to myself for today (as a change from stitching this wedding picture which I am doing everyday at the moment as it needs to be finished by the weekend - not going to happen) was to create a nautical ATC collection, which featured something from the kitchen also. This took quite a while to come up with the ideas but I managed it!
They all use tattoo flash as the main nautical image, using popular sailor motifs of swallows and anchors. Some stamps I got free with a magazine were used for the cupcakes and strawberries, which were my theme for the 'from the kitchen' part of the collection. These were coloured using the 'hues' and Ltd ed. Autumn sets from Letraset.

The challenges that they are all valid for are:
Live&Love Crafts #27 Things with Wings
Country View #19 Nautical
Hanna and Friends #205 From the Kitchen
CASology Flutter Cue Card

So here it is, Nautical Treats ATC collection:
ATC #1

For this one I used white card and added two green and one purple skeleton leaf to the bottom left. Above this I added a strip of lace and then the swallow flash. A strawberry and cupcake finished this design off, making the swallow about to put the strawberry on the cake??
Crafty Calender Leaves and Lace September challenge

ATC #2

This simple card uses two mirror image flash swallows holding a strip of ribbon in their beaks, which is connected to a stamped cupcake.

ATC #3

For this final, and slightly less simplistic ATC I used a lilac base. The strawberry was stamped direct several times to create a decorated edge, and then green circles ribbon next to these. To the bottom of the ribbon a deep purple bow and then an orange polkadot bow were added. A swallow with anchor flash was coloured and added to this ATC to finish.
V's Sweet Ideas #27 Circles and Dots
Sweet Stampin' Ribbons and Bows challenge
MIM Autumn Colours Challenge
Delightful Sketches All Fall Down (Fall Colours) Challenge
Simply Create Too #70 Fall/Autumn

Sorry for the slightly blurred quality of a couple of the photos - the camera was about to die!!


  1. Like your ATC's I have only made 2 of these to date...but you have inspired me to make some more.

  2. Great ATC's. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Delightful Challenges. Julie, DT

  3. Cute ATCs - lovely collection!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  4. Great ATCs

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'


  5. Fab ATCs.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  6. thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  7. Great ATCs. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday.


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