Monday, May 25, 2015

Chunky Atc....

It's been a while since I used one of I thought I would get out out of the cupboard and use it to enter the challenge over at Crafty Individuals

This is my chunky artist trading block, the exact measurements 2.5" x 3.5" x 1.5" ( 6.4cms x 8.9cms x 3.81cms )...the same as an Artist Trading card, only thicker.

The theme for the challenge is "Music to my Ears"....and I knew somewhere in the depths of my craft room I had a Crafty Individuals stamp that had music script and would be perfect for the background ...well it took me 2 days to find it, not all day admittedly, but it seemed like it. The reason it took so long to find it was because I hadn't put it back in to the correct folder, so that will teach me to put things back properly when I finished using it.
I coloured some card and then stamped the image a few times...( I'm not sure if this stamp is still available, as I know I've had it for quite a long time )

I cut the stamped images to cover the whole of the atc....then using another set I stamped these 2 little girls and the sentiment from the "Childhood Friendship Memories"
I coloured the girls and adhered them to the Atc...then added the sentiment.

To finish I added a couple of parchment butterflies and a silver heart and because I want to use this piece as a gift for some one, I added the cotton reel for the stand and a wooden knob for the top, that I stained in Evergreen Bough Distress ink.

So if you fancy a challenge,why not pop over to Crafty Individuals sure to check their challenge rules.


Jane Castle said...

This is fab Sandie, I love the chunkyness of the wood x

Jean Hardy said...

I love chunky ATC's and this one is beautiful and musical. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge for May. Jean x

Florence said...

Wonderful project Sandie. Love everything about it. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Florence x

Anonymous said...

Lovely work as always.
It is fun to see different things being altered, might try it on my dog, lol
Great stamps and colours

Joanna said...

Beautiful chunky ATC Sandie!

Scrapmate said...

A great project with a vintage feel.