Thursday, 5 January 2017


Good morning and welcome to a post to share the start of a brand new challenge over at Cardz4Galz.
Our first challenge of the new year is -


ATC's are not something that I have really got into but one of the attendee's at last summer's HLS retreat suggested that we exchange them. I had some free time so I had a go and this is one of the sets I made.

I went with a theme of travelling to meet friends and relaxing, just what I anticipated doing.
Using my favourite colours which happen to be the colours over at Colour Throwdown this week and a selection of stamps and die's, as well as embossing and stenciling, I went about making the ATCs.
Starting with 2 panels of card I inked one with Picked Raspberry DI and one with Twisted Citron. I over stamped in the Picked Raspberry on the pink piece with an assortment of butterflies, splashed it with some water and lifted off some of the colour, then cut out 4 pieces roughly ATC size. The green panel I stamped in a darker blue green DI and did the same trick with the water and cut them out the same. On the leftover scraps I stamped some butterflies from Kaisercraft along with some text, embossing some and leaving some plain. 
On the pieces I wanted to be on top I die cut a pattern using a Tim Holtz set and added the text, pattern, butterflies and some extra embossing around some of the edges. After fussy cutting the large butterflies I added them over the stamped images so that the fine parts such as antennae showed up.
I glued the top to a contrasting bottom and then trimmed to size and added a back panel with all my details on.

As I was in the groove, I made another set, this one was in a more pastel hue, using some DP as the background along with die cuts and stamps.

I was quite pleased with the results, seeing as I had never done anything like these before and it was rather more mixed media than my usual style.

Go on have a go and see what you can come up with, then link up your projects, we'd love to see what you come up with.

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  1. Julie je bent goed bezig geweest het zijn schit kaarten met prachtige kleuren combinatie
    Groetjes Gerrie

  2. WOW these are awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. Hi Julie your ATCs are stunning. I love them all. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. These were gorgeous ATCs Julie and I love the contrast between the bold, vibrant ones and the soft, subtle ones. You rock at mixed media!
    Happy New Year
    Carol x

  5. Beautiful cards! Great designs! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge at Dies R Us!

  6. You're on a creative roll with these beautiful ATCs! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown this week!

  7. These are wonderful collections Julie, you should be very lleased indeed xx

  8. These are both great sets of ATCs, but I think I particularly love the bottom set.

  9. What a beautiful, artsy set! Thank you playing along with us at CTD this week!

  10. These are fantastic! What an inspiration! Hugs, Autumn


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