Monday, 20 June 2011

ATC for Scrolls Work

Welcome to my blog. If you are new here I hope you find some inspiration and ideas. To my regular readers thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good week.

On Wednesday I am off to meet another blogging buddy. Lucy at True Colours only lives about 20 minutes away from me, so we are going to meet for coffee in Basingstoke and then do some crafty retail therapy – now that sounds like a good day doesn’t it?

This is a design piece for Scrolls Work and I have used their stamps to create an ATC. Don’t forget all their stamps are 60% off at the moment because they are sadly closing the on-line shop. You might be able to find these stamps still available. I love using these as they stamp so clearly.

Alcohol Inks - butterscotch, ginger and copper
DIs - shabby shutters, forest moss, walnut stain
Archival Ink – coffee
Distress Stains - vintage photo, weathered wood, forest moss, walnut stain
TH die - ATC and corners
Scrolls Work stamps – Van Gogh houses and children walking

I started by cutting a vellum and card ATC and brown corners from the die. I used this fabulous tutorial by Kim Dellow to colour up and stamp the ATC  and I tore up some dictionary paper.


I covered the card ATC with torn pieces of the dictionary paper and coloured it up with the distress stains. I added some to the path on the vellum.


I stamped the image and coloured it using distress inks, then cut it out.


These are all the pieces before they have been assembled. My top tip when using vellum is use a glue that dries clear and when securing the vellum to the card, keep the glue under the pieces that have been stuck on the top, that way you can’t see any sign of adhesives anywhere.

Well have a wonderful day and great week and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Junibears said...

This is just delightful Brenda. Thank you for showing us your 'tricks of the trade'. Always interesting to see. Hugs xx

Lisa Jane said...

fab tips and techniques Brenda
Lisa x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely, so original. I will follow the link to Kim's tutorial now - she does great stuff. I am so looking forward to meeting you!

Lucy x

Gram's Treasures said...

Some great ideas here Brenda..thanks for sharing. My vellum seems to sit in a drawer...forgotten! Hope you have a wonderful day. It sounds like fun!
Joyce xx

Juls said...

just fab!! Love the background you have created! Hugs Juls

Kathyk said...

As always, a super project from you (in fact I've just nipped off and ripped up an old book page!!!) - wonder if I can make a project anything like as nice as yours .....

I hope you will enjoy meeting up with your blogging buddy on Wednesday.

Not going to Artstamps on July 1st or 2nd are you?

Happy Monday B


Gerri Herbst said...

So the perspective with the village background. Thank you for showing all the steps too!

Claire said...

What fab techniques Brenda and i love the finished ATC, its gorgeous.
Claire xx

Jen said...

Wonderful techniques!! Love the finished ATC!!
Jen :)

Kim Dellow said...

I think this is so clever Brenda! I love the way all the layers work together, so fabulous!
I've done a shout out for you on my blog Here and thanks for my shout out too :) Kimx