Monday, September 19, 2011

Short and Sweet

Hi gang, hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I'm back with you this Monday morning to share my Simon Says Stamp and Show project.  This week are are challenging you to show us your ATC.  Wow, what a small palette to work on, huh? ATCs are not something I do very often - usually limited when I am challenged - LOL!   This time I decided to use my brand new Wendy Vecchi stamps to make a fall feeling ATC.

I started with a piece of corrugated cardboard as the base and spritzed it with my new bottle of Denim Color Wash, then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink plus swiped a bit of gesso across it.  Using the Elegant Flourishes die, I cut a piece of chipboard, then sponged it with Faded Jeans distress ink and stamped it with the gingham stamp from the Wendy Vecchi Nature's Art set.  It's kind of funny, but all the blues in this piece are Faded Jeans, but depending on what I stamped on, the shade changed.

The paper flower was cut with the Tattered Florals die and then I painted a Foliage piece with a bit of Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber, let it dry and then brushed a bit of Faded Jeans distress ink on it.  The butterfly from the Wendy set was stamped with Faded Jeans DI and also Brushed Cordury.  I coated it with Crackle Accents and because I used water based distress inks, the ink ran and bled.  I was ready to toss it out, but decided I liked the distressed look and decided to stay with it.  The leaf from the Wendy set was stamped in Rusty Hinge and then coated with Antique Linen Distress Stickles.  A stamped sentiment, a scrap of burlap from my craft table and a button from my stash and this ATC was finished off and ready to post.


I hope you will stop over to Simon Says Stamp and Show to see the wonderful ATCs that the rest of the design team have for your inspiration.  And don't forget about the $50 random drawing to shop with our generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp.  Hope to see your ATC entered in our challenge this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a great week!

16 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love the Autumnal feel to your piece, its lovely and the butterfly is gorgeous, I love the distressed/aged feel to it and absolutely love the addition of the corrugated card in the background. A lovely piece. Tracy x x

Candy C said...

Linda, I think your ATC is beautiful! I love your butterfly with the crackles wings and the little trinket pin for a body. So cute! The corrugated background is perfect. I love all of the colors you worked with and all the detail! It's beautiful! <3 Candy

Laura said...

Oh that's so interesting. And I love that butterfly body...safetypin thingy! I've never done a teeny weeny card...those pieces for it must be sooooo small.

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh, I love your ATC Linda. That butterfly is outstanding.

wendy vecchi said...

this is BEAUTIFUL!
Off to Pinterest to show the world!
wendy

MD said...

****SPLENDIDE
BRAVO

Lori said...

Linda, I'm really loving what you're doing with the Studio 490 stamps, :), really spectacular, I love this!

Cindy said...

Love how all the elements came together to form a great ATC. Love all the little details. Wish I had your imagination!

Sue said...

Love the crackle effect on the butterfly Linda, your ATC is fabulous, I love all the elements and the sentiment is precious.
Smiles:)

Sarah said...

I'm soooo glad you kept this butterfly because he is a real beauty...fab colours and the crackle is just wonderful...just like on old china cup. Lots of texture, detail and loveliness in such a little package - I love it.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous project, Linda! I love the corrugated board and the touch of crackle on the butterfly :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is astounding and I am so glad you kept that butterfly because it looks so intentional on this piece!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is astounding and I am so glad you kept that butterfly because it looks so intentional on this piece!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow Linda! This tag is just too gorjusssss!!! Love that cracked and glossy butterfly! Beautiful!

Big Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Lisa M said...

I just love the way your mind works. Everything on here is a unique item all on its own, but together it looks marvelous. Wonderful project and thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Lisa xx

Jenny Gropp said...

Linda--- your style is so unique and Fabulous!!! Love this!

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