Sunday, November 6, 2016

ATC's and Missing In Action


And a special welcome to Pamela from Pam's Pearls who is a new follower.

Life is hectic at the moment, and this week is looking to be slightly crazy with hospital appointments, meetings, and then seven family members arriving from Australia on Friday to spend the weekend with us!! Please be patient with me as I doubt I will be around much at all until well into next week.

I made these three ATC's part way through the week, and have only got to share them now.  

This started as a page from a small Prima pad of planner pages - I let the paper do the work, and simply embossed the scripture over the paper after stamping some flourishes on it.

Die cut the butterfly and covered it with gold perfect pearls and placed it over one of the butterflies on the paper, pierced the edges and ran a silver pen around to create faux stitching, and added the silver cord and silver rhinestones.


This next one was started by gluing snippets of paper onto the base, then embossing it, adding gold Delicata ink to the image side of the folder before I embossed it.  The ink did not give a good result, so I then went over it with Inka Gold paste on a fine paintbrush. (It looks way better IRL, but did not photograph well.)

The Scripture was stamped onto a snippet and then die cut with a M.B Stitched rectangle, and the gold 'flowers' were cut using a S/B edge die, then cut apart and tucked under the edge of the panel.


This final ATC  used a piece of scrap patterned paper as the base - I stamped flourishes over it, (stamping off before hitting the paper). 

 The scripture was stamped using the MISTI, and I think I made six impressions before I was happy with it - the ink was quite pale on the paper for the first few impressions.

The (base) butterfly was cut from a floral paper in an old calendar, the top one from white card, and then painted with iridescent blue twinkling H2O paint.

The final detail was the silver dotted washi tape top and bottom and a rhinestone on the butterfly body.
(The apparent tag of paper by the antenna is actually part of the paper below it)

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Loll said...

Wow ... amazing designs for all three of your ATCs Maxine. Love the mix of techniques, products and patterned papers used to create these beautiful pieces. Sounds like you have a very busy week ahead. Take care and get a bit of rest when you can. xx

Billie A said...

Awesome. I love working on small ATC cards. I use to belong to a ATC club. Yours are so pretty. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
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Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, you sound like you have a busy week ahead, but a fun one I'm sure... Love your ATc's all so very different love the second one with the various papers on it, I tried something similar once but only pulled off a small 2" square that I liked... have a great week and enjoy the time with your Aussie rellies... Megan

Gerrina said...

So many techniques on each of the little cards! My favo is the last...that butterfly and those colours I really like... Enjoy the rest of the sunday!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow - those three ATCs are just gorgeous! Precious designs!Happy new week ahead Maxine!
oxo Susi

Mehrll said...

Beautiful ATC's I have a lot of trouble making them but yours are excellent!

Cynthia said...

Lovely Scripture ATC's, Maxine. Hope your week is to hectic!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous work- you have made some beautiful ATC's!!! I love the pretty gold accents on all of your ATC's. The butterflies are such a pretty accent. Lovely!!!

Bonnie said...

Such pretty ATCs, Maxine! It's amazing how you do these little beauties! Enjoy your visitors!

Margaret said...

Beautiful ATC's. Just love the colors you chose. Have fun with the family.

Dawn Turley said...

really pretty ATC's Maxine

Suchi said...

Maxine, your cards are ATC are gorgeous!!! Love the first one a lot! Warm regards! :)
Suchi xx

Monica said...

Hi Maxine,
I hope the hospital trips go well as the family gathering as well.

Your cards are divine and the colours are the softest and most elegant as are the papers. I also like the way you did your faux stitching. JUST LOVE ALL OF THEM.

Don't worry about visiting us as we understand.



Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! These are gorgeous, Maxine!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great designs for your ATCs. You packed a lot of punch into those little spaces. Enjoy your time with your visitors.

Scrappin Sue said...

Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Kristie W. said...

This is gorgeous, Maxine! Love the butterflies. You take care and enjoy the visit from family.

MaryH said...

Certainly enjoyed each one of these tiny treasures. ATCs are something I've yet to try, but I love all the special little details, splashes of color - that you've added. Sometimes the photo just doesn't do justice as to how nice the work looks, but these look pretty nice to me! Glad to hear you've some visitors coming, even though it makes for extra work. Hope you will find time amidst all that is going on to take a little rest & prayer for yourself. God Bless. TFS & Hugs

Neet said...

What pretty atc's. You have been busy with making those and now I see you are going to be busy with family visiting. Do hope that seeing the family cheers you and DH up - nothing like seeing little ones to make you smile a lot.
Holding you in prayer each night
God Bless
Neet xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your ATCs are all simply gorgeous creations, Maxine! I hope things are going smoothly with all you have on your plate!! Hugs, Darnell

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness Maxine these are absolutely breathtaking !! What wonderful techniques and beautiful colors you bring to these ATC's ❤️

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful creations Maxine. Love the silver embossing. So sad to read your post on my blog. Deeply upset for you and wishing you all the still moments you need to capture your memories and love. Heartbroken for you hunny. Be where you need to be right now. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous work there dear Maxine, love all your scriptures on your cards too, wonderful Stamps!!
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Team Clark said...

Hang in there through this very busy time and keep on making these FANTASTIC inspirational ATCs. I love them! Hugs, Autumn

suzARTe said...

This card is really lovely, so many little details and I love the butterfly that adds so much dimension to the overall card.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Irena Stefanova said...

Cute cards. I always struggle with ATC's. These are great design.
Thanks for sharing at LTCCB