The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week was to make an ATC - how hard can that be?
I did have a grand idea involving a box canvas, linen, four ATC's inks and Tim Holtz stamps, which I started and then stopped (I will return to it- never fear 'co I think it's going to be good) and instead raided the um pile (unfinished projects) for stuff to make a quick ATC.
The ATC had been cut from some mount board and covered in a scrap of Tim Lost and Found, some white paint added, then Fired Brick Distress Stain over the top and a swirly stamp from Mini Classics plate stamped in grey stazon. I did sand it a bit and some of the paper rubbed off, but that was ok - added to the shabby charm! The edge was inked with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
The house was a spare one cut from the Artful Dwellings die for the Home Sweet Home project . I added some Antique Linen Distress Stain and stamped the Eiffel Tower stamp from Mini classics in grey stazon. The metal roof was a spare bit of metal with some grey paint added and ribbed back to expose some silver. Again some Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain round the edge.
The bird was a spare one from the tweet tweet project, so it had already been stamped with Papillion background stamp. I edged in Chipped Sapphire just to give some definition.
The little hanging bracket is a book ring coloured with Slate alcohol ink. The inspiration for this is Gillian - so thanks Gillian for the idea.
So considering in the end this was a very quick make made up of odds and ends on the um pile I quite like it, especially the colour combo, Fired Brick and Chipped Sapphire - rather delish and shabby!
Right that big idea is calling (plus others), but I really should do the massive pile of ironing that is engulfing the dining room table at the moment - sigh.