Tuesday, 4 March 2014

GD: Clare Lloyd #3: An ATC Book

"Hello everyone, Clare back tonight with my final project for March. A JOFY inspired ATC book".


I made my ATCs using Heavy Weight Smoothy Card and painted them with a layer of Fresco Snowflake. Stamped both sides of the ATCs using Black Archival Ink and elements from JOFY Collection 10 and Collection 12.











I wanted to build contrast in the surface but needed to keep it smooth enough to stamp onto so mixed Snowflake and Gloss Glaze together. I went in with an extra squeeze of Gloss Glaze after mixing as I wanted some transparency through the opaque Snowflake.



This got applied onto the ATCs through a Mini Circle Grid stencil using palette knife no 2.



Ok, so my thought was I might heat emboss the image on top but that was a mistake as the glaze bubbled on the back and so to Plan B and 2 ATCs instead of 3!



I stamped onto my ATCs using Black Archival Ink instead. 




Right and so where was Plan B going to take me? I decided to create some papers to decorate my flowers. I squirted London Bus, Zesty Zing and Tango onto some Smoothy White Stamping card. Then scrapped over my palette knife no 2 to create some lovely vibrant papers. I also repeated the process using another colour palette Zesty Zing, Beach Hut and Limelight. All these paints are translucent which helps them layer up effectively.





I decided to blot off the excess paint rather than have raised levels which would make the stamping a bit uneven.



All my images where stamped and paper pieced onto the now 2 ATCs!





So reflecting on where Plan B was going I decided to add a few more stamping elements from JOFY Collection 10 and Collection 12 to my ATCs.





And added some stamped splodges around the edges using Mini 72 now that looks better!



I used some scrap stamping card to stamp up a quote from JOFY Collection 10 and added it to my ATCs using thin foam pads.




Now to make my ATC book. I clipped them all together in the right order and used a punch to make some holes. 



To bind my ATCs together I used Prima Vintage Trinket Jump Rings and then used some simple coordinating sewing threads to make a little tassel to add to my jump rings.







Here is my finished ATC book.




Look forward to seeing what you create and I will hop over to everyone who enters this weeks challenge. Thank you for all the kind comments and support.

Leandra Says: Wow Clare, fantastic idea and beautifully vibrant. So great to see how you developed your ideas, lots of inspiration for this weeks challenge! Thankyou!

Gillian Says: Love the predominantly white background with the little splashes of colour, quirky and fun project, thanks Clare.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Clare's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday March 9th 2014

30 comments:

massofhair said...

Love this little ATC book, great stencil & love the stamps used:-) xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely little book and great step by steps with clear idea of how you got from a to b and what worked and what didn't - great post! It's been lovely and inspirational seeing your projects this week. Julie Ann xxx

Helen said...

These are gorgeous Claire!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Love your little book. Enjoyed reading through the stages. Fab little project. Xx

Maz said...

Cute little book, love the effect the paint scraping gives.

Jacqui Hall said...

Love these ATCs! Like the book idea too

butterfly said...

Love that glossy stencilling, and the ATC book is so cute!
Alison x

Miriam said...

what a fabulous atc book - just love it - love the colours too!

Colleen said...

very cute projects this week.

Kathi said...

Wonderful little ATC book.

I love how the white on white stencilling looks as a background!

keren said...

Fab ideas- love the end result. Lovely and bright!

Debs M said...

background stamping is fab - love the colours of those paints - great make! x

jojo79 said...

These are great. Love the paper pieced bits.

Jo
x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Lovely little book and fab idea especially white dots.

Carol Q said...

beautifully put together. love the vibrant colours.

craftimamma said...

Love the scraped paint and the glossy stencilling! Lovely fun ATCs!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

rachel said...

love the techniques and the results here - fab xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Very interesting paint experiments!

Lucy x

Annie said...

This is the cutest little ATC book! What a great idea for ATCs. I love how you made the flower blossoms. Thank you so much for sharing your steps.

Julie Steed said...

These are so pretty! The contrast of the flowers against the white is spot on.

sara j said...

LOVE

Sandy said...

Your ATC's are so sweet.. Thanks for all the great step by step photo's..
Sandy :)

laury55 said...

fantastic book!!!!!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous bright designs Clare! x

isisimaginings.com said...

Lovely little book, I like the striped flowers.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Thanks Clare, I had wonderful time making this ATC book. I shared my work here.

Sid said...

Great design and great book !!

Carol said...

Great Idea and Book but love the way you created your papers with paint and palette knife x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely awesome ATC book. I really love the paint and glaze mix technique, it looks awesome and the way you have spreaded the different types of the same colour for the paper piecing is fantastic :-) Kezzy xxx

Coco said...

I almost missed this post, love this book of ATCs and the tutorial is fab thank you!!! Coco x

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