I made the challenge this week a very different one! You have make an ATC using white or cream + black or chocolate + kraft + one other colour of your choice. I find it very freeing to create on such a small palette. You can try new techniques especially without worrying about ruining lots of paper!
I got a bit carried away and ended up making 4! All with different colours. This one may end up being the cover on a mini book. I hope to fit it in the envelope shown behind.
This one is actually a mini card with a pull out tag. I was cutting out flowers, trying out a new flower making tutorial , when I saw how pretty the remaining paper was and duplicated it on a smaller scale for this ATC.
I used the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique for this one plus lots of stamped layers that overlap.
This one uses embossed resist and sponging. I sponged the edges with spun sugar then clear embossed the script. Then I continued to sponge more spun sugar and some worn lipstick. Then I stamped the flourish over top with worn lipstick. The flower is just layers of scalloped cut vintage music paper, 4 large, 3 medium and 4 small. I wet them, scrunch them and dry them with the heat gun. Then I smoothed them out slightly and attached them with a kraft coloured brad.
If you are interested in trading ATCs, I found a great place, Swap-Bot. It is one of the easiest, safest trading sites around. I say safest because there is a really good rating system that helps weed out people who don’t send what they promise to send.
#1 Everyday Moments
Paper: kraft CS-SU!, large journaling spot (base)-MME, small journaling spot-Close to My Heart, DP-MME
Ink: Vintage Photo
Accessories: ribbon-Masterstroke, button-PTI, silk ribbon (threaded through button)-May Arts, red ribbon-stash, lace-vintage, flowers-stash, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Tiny Attacher staples, Corner Chomper
#2 One of a Kind
Stamps: Close to My Heart
Paper: all CS-SU!
Ink: Memento black, Vintage Photo
Accessories: flower dies-Heartfelt Creations, ribbon-stash
#3 Vintage Car
Stamps: Enjoy the Journey-Tim Holtz, script-unknown
Ink: Stormy Sky, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Faded Jeans
Paper: all CS-SU!
Accessories: vintage button, twill tape-stash, spinner, brad-Tim Holtz
#4 Music Flower
Stamps: Shabby French-Tim Holtz, script-unknown
Ink: spun sugar, worn lipstick, embossing Distress inks
Accessories: kraft brad-CTMH, circle Nesties