Saturday, February 13, 2010

Purple and brown ATC.

I recently discovered the Fun with ATCs blog (thanks to Susi posting a lovely comment on one of my posts). The current challenge is to make an ATC in purple and brown, and the idea must have stuck in my brain because last night I dreamt about it and woke up knowing exactly what I wanted to make.

So, here's my entry into the Purple and brown challenge, pretty much exactly as I imagined it. The background is a book page watercoloured with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, and the moon is cut out of white card sponged with a little more purple ink. The trees are a lovely Lost Coast unmounted stamp and I stamped them in Sepia Versafine.

This is the original version which came out a little bit blurry - I wasn't happy with it, so I stamped the trees again onto tissue paper, ripped a section out and now it looks much crisper.

My tip for tissue paper is to use a glue stick to adhere it to your ATC, it sticks really well and you can usually see your background through it slightly. The bits I tore off will be used on something else! The little phrase just happened to jump out at me from the book page and it seemed quite apt, so on it went! I also sponged through some sequin waste for a little extra purple, I think I'm addicted to sequin waste!!!! All in all, I'm very pleased with it.


  1. This is fantastic Lisa... and very clever done... a perfect romantic peace!

    Thank you very much for taking part on
    Fun with ATC´s Challenge!

  2. Magical atc must have been a lovely happy dream.

  3. That's a very beautiful ATC! How funny that you have dreamt about stamping your ATC and really impressive that it turned out as you imagined it!
    Thank you very much for taking part in our challenge at Fun with ATCs!
    Hugs, Caro

  4. omg, that is so beautiful!
    Susi did a great job persuading you to join this challenge!
    Thanks for you lovely ATC!


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