Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January ATC

Hello crafty people! I have just finished my ATC for the monthly swap at the All Things Tim Yahoo Group. This month's ATC was to be of course Tim inspired, green, and written on the back, a creative resolution. I am also entering this little guy in Hel's Sunday Stamper Challenge "time", and Studio L3's Grungy Monday Challenge "any of Tim's 12 tags techniques", which is also being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. The time theme is pretty obvious on the card, and the techniques I've chosen from 12 tags are the tissue wrap background and creating an embossed resist. As always, I am excited to see the ATC's I'll receive in return.
To Create the 2 Tim Techniques: Using Wendy's Studio 490 Art Parts in the ATC, I stained front and back with Distress Stain in Peeled Paint.
Lifted from Wendy, I ran Perm Tac Adhesive on the ATC and placed Tissue Wrap over it, and pressed down (instead of stamping images as per Tim's technique). You can see the green tint as well as the tiny dots from the tape runner. It really creates an awesome texture and contrast.
I stained the tissue tape with Peeled Paint, which really enhanced the dots. Then I sanded over the sides, and the tissue wrap just fell off so smoothly.
I stamped a Hero Arts Time Background over the ATC with Distress Embossing Ink, covered that with UTEE, and heat embossed. This created a clear image which will resist any coloration. I inked over the ATC with Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs and Peeled Paint. The resist worked beautifully.
After embellishing with the embossed metal number 2's (from Mover's & Shaper's Mini 25), a clocked clad mini rosette, pen nib, flourishes, and sentiment, the ATC was overflowing with various textures.
I love how the clock turned out on the rosette, and the background is still visible under all the goodies.
An appropriate sentiment is embossed on the back along with my Creative Resolution for 2012...to really work on time management, so I can create everyday while still getting my other responsibilities completed. That is a huge goal that I hope I can tackle!
Supplies:
Ranger:  Acrylic Paint Dabber in Silver (frame out); Inkssentials- Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents, Big & Bossy Two-Tone Embossing Ink Pad; UTEE
Tim Holtz:  Alterations: Sizzix Dies in Mover’s & Shaper’s Mini 25, Mini Paper Rosettes; Idea-ology- Lost and Found Paper Stash (rosette), Pen Nib, Game Spinners; Stamper’s Anonymous Start/Ending wood block; Adirondack Alcohol Ink in Meadow; Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs, Embossing Ink; Distress Stain in Peeled Paint; Distress Stickles in Peeled Paint
Wendy Vecchi Studio 490:   Art Parts: ATC Art
Hero Arts: Cling Stamp - Time To Stamp
Technique Tuesday: Stamp - Life Is A Journey
Bazzill Basics Paper: Daisy Paper Flowers in Hillary

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!




24 comments:

  1. Fabulous ATC, love the background and great embellishments. Tracy x

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  2. this is sweetness. i love your atc's.

    susan s.

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  3. I love your atc Anita! It is fantastic!

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  4. This is just amazing Anita, I really like your creative mind. I love how the background came out, it's great! The rosette clock is super cool too and all the grungyness, just wonderful!

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  5. Love this little ATC Anita! Just like Tim's tags - a ton of techniques crammed into one itty bitty space! Great work!

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  6. Glorious ATC, a real feast for the eyes! I love the pen nib used as a numeral and your use of colour is inspired. Fantastic piece and tutorial!

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  7. Fabulous ATC! Love how you steampunked the year. Brilliant!

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  8. I love your ATC, very creative, and I love the colors. Maybe I should join the swap. I might get lucky and receive one of yours!
    Stephanie Hallit
    shallit@live.com

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  9. Awesome ATC, Anita!! Love your design and all the embellishments ... and a very good resolution indeed!

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  10. Anita, as always you have made a beautiful unique piece of art. Love the clever double duty the metal works as numbers. And the rosette clock. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. wonderful ATC, love the background!

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  12. Your ATC looks amazing! It's a little piece of art! Gorgeous!

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  13. Love your January ATC! You made me now want to order some of the tissue wrap...I guess it is time to contact Ranger again for some more great stuff!

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  14. I have never made an ATC before but yours has more steps and embellishments then my cards do wow it is gorgeous truly a treasure I am sure your group will ohh and ahh over for days

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  15. Uh-oh, you made me sing... fabulusssss... I know, I can't sing... nor can I spell lol LOVE this ATC, all those delightful elements ... could happily sit and stare at that for hours... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  16. An amazing ATC! Love all the details and the sentiment on the back. Congratulationson your role as Guet Deigner for AO! I look forward to getting to know you and enjoying your beautiful art work. Best, Yvonne

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  17. That is amazing! So much gorgeous detail!

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  18. Beautiful use of tissue paper, which lately is one of my favorites! Love this design! Big congrats on your GT spot with Artistic Outpost and am looking forward to seeing what you create!

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  19. Thanks for visiting! It's all in the details, isn't - the texture of the adhesive, tissue wrap text, UTEE. Love it all! Congratulations on the Guest Design spot w/AO. Your tutorials are well done; your teaching background is showing through :-)

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  20. Gorgeous ATC! Love your background! x

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  21. Brilliant ATC there. The theme and the way you have carried it out is wonderful. Well done!

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