Friday, 9 November 2012

ATC fillers

Good morning all you lovely folks
Hope you are all well. Yesterday I ended up having a really productive day; one of those days when inspiration just keeps on flowing. Now I can't share much with you at the moment because some was for swaps and stuff so I don't want to spoil it for the recipients. I also started a larger project so that's not shareworthy yet! But what I can share with you are these ATCs which I made while waiting for stuff to dry.
Firstly is this one which I'm going to enter into the Fun with ATCs challenge as the theme is fashion this month

The background is made with distress inks. I stamped the pattern stamp with walnut stain and blended more of it and chipped sapphire. A spritz of water to add texture. I added some measuring tape to the card and stamped the mannequin in black and highlighted the body in glossy accents. The spool is cut from  is cut from a Tim Holtz die, stamped and coloured at both ends. wrapped with thread and pins added.
A couple of liquid pearl dots added to the side to finish.

Then I made this one

The background was made with gold paint and chipped sapphire distress ink. The sentiments and tree is Tim Holtz and the flowers are made with the tattered garland die and Dylusions inks.

I enjoyed making these as I haven't for a while but they make nice things to do inbetween layers on of larger projects.
Have yourself a great day.


House of Bears said...

We love them both but the top one appeals the most. The trouble is, if we made something that lovely, we wouldn't want to swap it.

Francesca said...

Your ATC's are lovely, I like to do as it gives one ideas for a bigger project. Love Francesca

Karen said...

oo I haven't made ATC's in ages! These are fabulous Neil! x

mark gould said...

Hi Neil, great colour combos and love the stamping on the spool, thr pins are a great touch too.
thanks for joining us at fun with atc's

die amelie said...

That spool really does the job, Neil!

Love it!
And so much thought worked into that ATC! Splendid!

Thank you for joining us at FwATCs!

die amelie xx

Gráinne said...

They both are adorable. I love the backgrounds. Like it very much how you combined the sewing elements on the first one and the pins and the liquid pearls are wonderful accents.
Thanks a lot for joining us at FwATC, would like to see every now and then there, your works are a great inspiration.
Best, Suzanne

Elly said...

Very, very interesting..watching you working ob this little spaces especially with some kind of a female theme. You always have a special little touch in your sleeve and i looooove your handmade flowers (:o) Have a nice weekend (:o)

butterfly said...

Great ATCs - I love the first one particularly, with my favourite colours in that lovely background, and the pins driven so dynamically through the thread - great movement!
Alison x

Rein said...

Fab ATCs,
i love both!

friemelchen said...

Superklasse, alle beide!

Streifenhörnchen said...

Your ATC is beautiful.Thank you for your Artwork.
Greetings from Uta.