12 May 2013


Paula here today, and I'm bringing you a set of ATC's but the design/idea can be scaled up and made into cards or even a small canvas.

The base for the ATC's is a Gelli Plate made background, basically I've used Picked Raspberry Distress Paint brayered on to the plate, I've then pressed a large alphabet stencil on to it - and that's as difficult as it gets!
I cut the background sheet up into ATC sized pieces (which is 3.5"x 2.5") and then over stamped in Brushed Corduroy Distress ink using Tim Holtz stamps, I also inked the edges of the ATC's too. The feathers, are Jenni Bowlin rub ons which are the easiest ones to use, you more or less place them down and gentle press and they come away on to the project.
The image is by Stampotique and it's been stamped on to a scrap piece of the background.

So, this Gelli Plate background was created using a mix of Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed Distress paint - and the pattern is a piece of textured ribbon, think it's called grosgrain(?)

Items used that can be bought from the shop;

Distress Paint: Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry
Distress Ink : Brushed Corduroy
Stampotique Originals (Face stamp)
Tim Holtz Stamp Sets: Mixed Media, Curiosities
Jenni Bowlin Rub-ons: Feathers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Chitchat Stickers
Alphabet Stencil



Inkypinkycraft said...

These look great! Fab backgrounds ! Hugs trace x

Deborah said...

Fab ATCs. I like the words printed on kraft.

Linda Page said...

I love these Paula that image is a fab stamp. Yay I got my Gelli yesterday but haven't time to play today as off to an Andy Skinner work shop.xx

Ephemera said...

Stunning, and so striking, beautiful stamping as always. xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning! Both colour ways look brilliant separately but put together like in the final photo they really look fantastic!

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous! Jo x

Crafting Queen said...

Love your ATCs, the background are wonderful and the images work so well.

Rosie said...

Wow, these ATCs are gorgeous

craftimamma said...

Wonderful ATC's Paula. Love the backgrounds (just got my Geli Plate so like the inspiration for these backgrounds). The face image is quite mesmerising!

Lesley Xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous ATCs Paula. The backgrounds are amazing - making me more and more want the Gelli Plate! I love those images too.

Magda said...

The backgrounds are amazing! Great ATCs , Paula x