Friday, 1 March 2013

Add an ATC at Unruly PaperArts

It's the first of the month and a new issue of Unruly PaperArts is published and it always starts with two readers Art Quests that you can get involved with.


My contribution is to 'Add an ATC' on a tag.

Using the Tim Holtz mini blueprints 2 set, I stamped the little Easter Bunny twice inking him and the background with some distress inks and adding chit chat stickers. 


The background was embossed with the new blueprint embossing folder and I used the diffusers to keep it to the edges. Just a little gold scrap is all it needed to finish it off.


The next stage was to add it to a tag. This was painted first with acrylic paints, stamped with the egg and spritzed with cappuccino perfect pearls.


Some ribbon and old book paper with some other small elements created the collage effect for the ATC to be mounted on.

ATCs can be very versatile little works of art. If you read the UPA blogozine over the month of March you will see lots of ideas from the columnists of how they might be used. I have a column that will be published in a couple of weeks.

Take care, thanks for reading and have fun with your ATCs.

 hugs {brenda} x0x


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27 comments:

Juls said...

This is gorgeous!! Loving these blue print stamps!! And teamed with that gorgeous embossing, you have really brought this stamp to life, thanks for your inspiration!! Hugs Juls x

Yvonne Garner said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh I like this very much Brenda! The soft colours are a great backdrop to the bunnie, and the embossing folder is a great touch too. I will look forward to reading and seeing your post on UPA
Dot x

inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous! Hugs trace x

Daniele said...

awwww so darn sweet
hugs

Ephemera said...

Adorable, loving your fabulous Easter bunny, he (looks like a young buck) is gorgeous. XX

Margreet said...

These blueprints are gorgeous...lovely creation!
×××Margreet

Buttons said...

Fabulous ATC and what a great idea to mount it on a tag. Love the colours/background. Such a shame I posted my tri fold card already as it would have been perfect for this challenge. Hugs, Jenny x

Claire said...

this is gorgeous Brenda,love the colours and all the lovely layers and embellies.
Claire xx

Rita said...

Beautiful ATC Brenda. I love the bunny and the way tou have laid it out. Enjoy your Week-End. Hugs Rita xx

Sophie said...

Tolle Werke, liebe Brenda, und wunderschöne Farben.
Ich liebe diesen Hase :-)

Sophie xx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fab Easter tag Brenda, that rabbit is adorable. XOXO Zoe

Junibears said...

Beautiful work always, dear Brenda. Trying to catch up! Easter is catching us up too! xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

So adorable Brenda. Love the colours and the trim.
Wishes
Lynne

Gina said...

*Loves anything with bunnies* :D XXX

Terry said...

Fabulous take on the UPA challenge! Love the bunny ATC added to the tag! Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs!

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful work, dear Brenda! I really love this. The image is lovely and your colouring superb!

1CardCreator said...

Sweet little ATC, I am looking forward to reading your article on it too! ~Diane

Karin said...

Wow gorgeous bunny! Love the colors!

2amscrapper said...

Fabulous ATC and stunning tag! Looking forward to reading your column later this month!

Anita Houston said...

Fab bunny atc! Great texture and color on the background! FUN!!!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful colours & texture, great design Brenda!
Alison xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda. The blueprint aspect of the stamp makes the bunny less cutesy. Can I have a Lindt chocolate version?

Lucy x

butterfly said...

Just enchanting - love the chalky pinks and greens, and the embossing is really fab!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, Brenda, I love it! What a sweet Easter tag, shabby chic at its' best. And that little bird charm is a fab finisher!

nefertiti said...

Just fabulous! this tag is so cute!!bisous

Shirley Chillman said...

Very pretty and oh so sweet fabby and more.

Hugs Shirley x x