Monday, September 9, 2013

Sweet Stamps- ATC

It's another fun challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is ATC's.

 I had fun experimenting- remember Maduzia Magic?  I tried it with shimmery EP and Ranger inks.  I stamped and embossed the image in Sparkly embossing Powder. I added the brown inks around the edges and stamped the dot stamp in brown randomly. I then used the Distress inks on the non-stick mat and spritzed with water, then dragged the ATC through it. It was too dark brown for my liking, so after it was totally dry, I repeated with Iced Spruce ink. After I added the inks, I reheated the image/embossing and it popped right back out- I always love a challenge using my supplies, especially when it works the way I hope it will.
  I decided to also use a new toy : )  I made a little envelope to go with my ATC (and looking forward to using up alot of the DP I have been hoarding)  using the envelope board : )

 How fun is that!

Here are the Sweet Stamps supplies I used:

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kiwimeskreations said...

Wow what a great ATC - love how you have used the resist technique to such great advantage. :-)

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

OOOh La la!!! Great use of the technique and gorgeously displayed. I see your are playing with the envelope maker. Is it easy to use? Hope you are having a great week.

Dan said...

What a great ATC - I love the rich distressed feel you've achieved on it. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Stef H said...

i LOVE this. i haven't done an ATC in yrs. i used to belong to a swap and have a bookfull of them too. where has the time gone?

this is just gorgeous!

hope ur staying cool. i'm sooooooo ready for fall!

hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

Such a brilliant ATC design! Love the image and the Vintage theme with your distressed inks! HUGS :)

Roxie said...

I really like how you distressed the edges, wonderful ATC.

Basslady said...

an extraordinary background and atc! love it!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful GF, it's so vintage/elegant looking.

jimlynn said...

Both the ATC and the little envelope are sensational! LOVING those rich and elegant colors. Um....I think I may invest in the envelope maker!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So beautifully done! Love the old fashioned quality it has and the matching envelope!

Michelle said...

Beautifully done! I love your embossing. And the matching envelope is awesome! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

Penny said...

Your ATC is gorgeous! Love the light image & dark bg! And how cute is that envelope! Great idea! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sandy Fredrick said...

Awesome ATC, love the technique you used to add the color to the background.

loz said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous image. Visiting from MIM.Loz

Free Spirits Studio said...

This is just super! LOVE the colors and technique. Really pretty.

Anonymous said...

Wow what a gorgeous ATC. Great design and love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

NanaConnie said...

Shelly, this is gorgeous! Love the neutral colors and the way you stamped the little envelope, too. Marvelous design.

Denise said...

That is fantastic! I love the way you created your back ground! That is such a fantastic bunch of flowers! I love your envelope so much and thanks for the link. Guess what am I buying!
Sweet Hugs

Sandy said...

Love your sweet little ATC. Gorgeous stamping, embossing and use of ink. I like how you continued your theme onto the envelope as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Terry said...

So elegant, Shelly! Love the vintage feel! Great ATC!

Margaret said...

This is just so beautiful. I'm not sure I understand your technique, but it sure turned out pretty. Love the little envelope to go with.

Jo said...

Beautiful & the envelope is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Mrs A. said...

I love your technique and how it has turned out. I have just bought an envelope maker and it is now my favourite toy!! Spotted your ATC on MIM this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

So pretty! Love this distressed look. And the matching envelope is fabulous.

Payne Holler Cards said...

Oh my i really love this! Turned out beautifully (-:
I've still never created an ATC card ...I will be casing you when I do !

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely ATC! Love the distressing! Great use of this beautiful image!

Annette said...

Wow, Shelly! This looks amazing! Love the embossed image and the beautiful colours! Love your envelope too!
Hugs Annette

Unknown said...

thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations

lovely project

Kerrie DT x