Saturday 19 October 2013

ATCs and booklet–Workshop

I taught a class again today and my lovely group made their version of this ATC booklet. The learning focus was on using stencils with paints and distress inks and building up layers to create depth.
These little booklets can be made for birthday/Christmas cards and this one, full of inspirational quotes, can be given to someone going off to university, someone feeling a bit down or just to a friend.
There are four inside pages and an ATC on the front and back cover as well.
By cutting a piece of card 7 1/2 x 7 ins we were able to make all 6 ATCs at the same time starting with household paint through a stencil.
With distress inks we used the wrinkle free distress technique to mostly cover the card with colour.
Then using the stencils and distress inks we added another layer before cutting the card into the six ATCs.
We rounded the corners and blended more distress inks around the edges and then stamped some text randomly on each one.
Using black and white paint and small tops from various household items, we stamped circles on some of the edges and all the sayings I had typed in Photoshop Elements and printed out.
The stamps for the main images are a mix of old and some free stamps from the Craft Stamper. The booklet was made from 12 x 12 paper, scored and distressed on the edges.
These are some of the ATCs made at the class.

Thanks for joining me for another great class Joan, Judith, Shelagh, Val, Diane and Chris.

Also thanks to you for stopping by to see what I have been up to today. I hope you are having a great weekend.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Jane said...

These are just gorgeous Brenda, I would so love to join you again at some point...I need 48 hours in a day at the moment ;0) What a wonderful gift this would make. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, hugs xx

2amscrapper said...

Yes, to fly across the pond and join you in a class would be divine.

nefertiti said...

How do you do Brenda, to make so much projects? so lovely tags!!!!!! bizz

trisha too said...

Beautiful sentiments and fall colors, too--what a great class!


Deborah said...

Looks like a good - and productive - time was had by all, Brenda. Gorgeous little books.

Paula Whittaker said...

looks like it was a fab class Brenda - bet the ladies enjoyed making this.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Breathtaking result, that booklet is a fabulous combination of different elements, love it very much.
Wish you a nice sunday,
big hugs Anja

Gram's Treasures said...

I'm sure everyone had great fun making this project in your class, including you! Beautiful! Have a great weekend.
Joyce xx

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda. What fun your classes look!!! Isn't great how everyone's work looks so different - it is fantastic how we all see things differently. A great project!
Dot x

Suzi B said...

I could do with attending your class... I need help in creating depth and interest!this ATC booklet does it beautifully.
Suzi B

Kathyk said...

Simply fantastic Brenda


Astrid Maclean said...

Looks like a fabulous class Brenda and what a great idea!! The ATCs all look fantastic and such amazing colour combinations! I bet everyone had great fun!

CraftyViolet said...

I absolutely love this! I have three daughters and a granddaughter in university. I would love to make one of those for each of them. I would have to figure out how to make the booklet though.

Jenny Marples said...

That looks to have been a fabulous workshop Brenda. I love how you've made those stencils work and layered on the interest. Good idea to use your Craft Stamper freebies too! They are of course the perfect size for ATC's. Jenny x

Cocofolies said...

They are great Brenda, with wonderful sayings, and what a lovely idea to join them like that in a booklet that may become a very beautiful gift... Love this ! Have a nice Sunday, Coco xx

Redanne said...

Love your gorgeous ATC booklet, your class have done a brilliant job too - what a fun class. Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous ATC booklet Brenda, what a great way to get to grips with these techniques. Sue C x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW Brenda, love this fantastic book. And such a beautiful pages. Love it.
lovely greet

Margreet said...

This looks great it...those sayings are so true...thanks for explaing your technique...have a wonderful Sunday!
xxx Margreet

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous ATC booklet Brenda. I love the layers you have added to create depth to your design . Wonderful images and colours too. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

A fantastic set of ATC's and a great way to showcase them, looks like you all had a great time.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wish I'd been there - this looks like a fab idea! Just love all those layers. Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

Another great workshop Brenda. Love the ATCs and such a great way to show them
Avril xx

Terry said...

I do believe I have told you how clever you are in the past, but again, this is sheer brilliance! I love the ATC booklet and all the mix of mediums and stamps! What a fun class! Happy Sunday! Hugs!

Rossella said...

Looks like a wonderful workshop, Brenda
Rosie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous booklet and fabulous ATC. I'm sure the workshop was wonderful.

Annie said...

Fabulous album's Brenda. Love all the layers and stamping, words

TFS and best wishes to you

Annie x

Anonymous said...

A super idea especially when it can be personalised and I like the idea of quotes or affirmations.
Beautiful stamping on display.

Karin said...

wow beautiful projects!
groetjes Karin

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous booklet and a beautiful choice of stamps. Looks like the workshop was heaps of fun and creativity! xxx

Julia S-W said...

Brenda, this little book is gorgeous! I play with paint so much and gorget my inks. This makes me want to play with them again but sadly they're all packed up as of this morning!!
The quotes you have used are certainly inspirational and I love the layered stamping and stencil work. Fab!! Wish I could do one of your classes but perhaps Suffolk is to far to come!
Hugs, Juliaxx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a terrific booklet! Love all the individual ATC pages. I bet your students did as well!

Words and Pictures said...

Really fabulous little booklet - looks like another amazing class, Brenda! The images and backgrounds are so delicious.
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is super,

Lucy x