ATCs Made In the Last Month or So
OK, here are a bunch of ATCs that I have done. I am in a couple of groups on Facebook, and am enjoying making ATCs again… the groups that I had been in, all died out. Starting at the top, the Ogopogo ATC was done for a Myths and Fairy Tales sweepstakes (the way these sweepstakes are done, the hostess gives a theme, and you make one ATC in that theme. At the end of the month, the hostess will draw the name of the winner. The winner’s ATC will go to the hostess, and everyone else’s ATCs will go to the winner. The winner then hosts the next month’s theme). I used a faux gelli plate background, with a copy of an old Canadian stamp of the Ogopogo on it, as well as two used Canada flag stamps. I did the writing myself, and yes, when I say the legend lives, I use to live in Kelowna, there’s been at least once I am pretty sure I’ve seen evidence of Ogopogp.
The next two ATCs are from a swap called “Copy Cat Collage.” Everyone has the same image to play with (in this case, the profile of the lady) and you make one or two ATCs with that image… it ends up being your interpretation of what the image is. I have no clue where the image came from, the hostess of this swap is in the USA.
The next set of ATCs is for a Silhouette swap. For the ATCs, I started with a big scrap of some patterned paper that I have long lost the name to. I stamped the images (Tim Holtz) in the pinks and black on the patterned paper. I adhered the patterned paper to a black base. Because the man and woman can be set to “look” at each other, I took a scrap of flocked patterned cardstock, and added a strip to each ATC, making sure it was at the back of the head of the silhouette. I added the words “M’Lord” and “M’Lady”.
The ship ATCs were done for a postage stamp and mail themed swap. I decided to be a bit punny, and called what was happening “Sail Mail” (Instead of the snail mail.. which is mail through the post office.. a saying here in Canada). I stamped the image on postage stamp paper, added a foreign used postage stamp, then added “sail mail” myself.
The tree ATC is one that is partially hand drawn, partially using a punch. I drew the tree and branch, coloured it in with Sharpies, layering a bit more ink on a few spots to make it look like bark… I have NEVER taken an art course in my life, and I am trying to stretch myself by learning to draw and colour.. it’s slow going, but I’m getting there. The maple leaves were done with a tiny punch on patterned paper. I felt the purple paper was too purpley and not a purple brown, so I went over those leaves with a brown Sharpie.
The last set of ATCs is for a quote swap.. pardon the rotation of the photo, I am not sure why the photo did that. I started with blue cardstock, and stamped the Everything Flower stamp from Hero Arts on it (Palette Reflection Blue is the ink). I used the Stitched Fishtail banner die from My Favorite Things to die cut the white banners. I stamped the quote (Quietfire Designs)in Prussian Blue. I finished the ATCs with some sequins from Neat and Tangled.