Saturday, 13 January 2018

2018 #1 ATCs with ESC Sneak Peek {by Autumn Clark}

2018 Topic 1: ATC's


There's something fishy afoot! In this post, Autumn shares nautical ideas while giving you a preview of some new Scrapcosy stamps! You'll have to wait for the big reveal in just a few more sleeps.

Hi everyone, it's Autumn with you today, and I'd like to share an ATC triptych featuring a few exciting new "sneak peek" images from the PaperArtsy Eclectica³ {Scrapcosy} Collection.

The challenge for me here was to limit myself to using only a few of the images in these stamp sets, so I worked out a series bound together by a few common elements, and of course some lovely "nautical" twine.  I certainly didn't limit the fun as you'll see...


As with most of my projects, I started by making a few backgrounds with the chosen elements.  I developed a delicious ombre effect onto Smoothy card using  Blue Oyster Fresco Chalk Paint, Nougat Fresco Chalk Paint and a bit of Taupe Fresco Chalk Paint with a paint brush.


The beautiful finish was the perfect surface for my embossed backgrounds.  I'm very drawn to the contrast of high sheen/matte and love the drama of it!  It is always pleasantly surprising how Distress Inks change color when clear embossed.  Can you guess these colors?



Along with my ombre backgrounds, I created a full sheet of beautiful color with In the Navy Infusions.  I used this to emboss a chosen creatures from the various stamp sets and raised them above my seascape.  (Just wait 'til you meet the rest of the family!)


All I needed was an ocean floor, so for my final background I scraped Grunge Paste onto a section of my leftover Infusions panel and let it dry.  I added matte gel and Art Stones and then tinted them with more In the Navy Infusions.  I was able to easily tear this into small pieces and tucked in some cheesecloth for extra texture.  


I encourage you to stalk the blog for the full release!  The images, sizes, and variety of designs Raquel has chosen for these sets make them a crafter's dream!  I simply cannot wait to work with the rest of my embossed designs and to try some new colors, perhaps white embossing or A Bit Jaded Infusions.  Until next time...

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This is the final post for our ATC topic, but the challenge stays open until Feb 4th. Over the next couple of nights before the product launches start, Leandra will be sharing a few more peeks of new products. 

Leandra, Mark, Raquel, Seth and Sara will be in Arizona for Crerativation trade show later this week, so keep your eyes peeled for some FB live, Instagram, Periscope streams of new products and demos direct from the show!

Note: New PaperArtsy stamp releases officially start here on the PA blog, Jan 18th

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The current topic link Topic 1: ATC's will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, 4th February 2018, and the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00. (Please note the challenge is 1 month long due to significant new Product news during January)

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31 comments:

Miriam said...

Fabulous atcs....and I love the look of the sneek peeks!

Helen said...

ooh, liking the look of this batch of stamps! great creations, Autumn!

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous designs from Autumn!

Pink Bunkadoo said...

I love every inch of these!

Hazel Agnew said...

Great sneaky peek Autumn. Fab textures! X

Raquel Burillo said...

Beautiful Autumn!! I love all the texture you've added!! They look so nice! Thanks for the sneak peek! I was craving to share some of my stamps!

Elena said...

These are beautiful, very calming and delicate. Gorgeous colours and textures Autumn. Well done Raquel, another great release to look forward to 😊 xxx

ionabunny said...

Oh, love these. That fish is cool. Hugz

Lin said...

Great atc's Autumn love the colours you've used and those stamps look very interesting xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Love what you did with Those gorgeous little fishes. Lx

LindaS said...

Love the ocean fellling. I will be waiting for this stampset.

Bryan Evans said...

Love all of the textures and colour theme, Looking forward to seeing the new releases!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous atcs, Cathy x

Jane Castle said...

Fab ATC's Autumn, oooh those stamps look very interesting. Great sneaky peek X

Craftyfield said...

You rocked the Nautical vibe, Autumn! Love the look of these ATCS, the pebble texture is fabulous, gorgeous!

butterfly said...

Such delightful ATCs, Autumn - fabulous work with the new Scrapcosy stamps, and that touch of textured sand on your seabed is magical.
Alison x

Stefania Salmi said...

I love PaperArtsy's stamps and I can not wait to increase my little collection!
These monocramatic ATCs are so cool and the seabed is simply crazy. I love them!

Neet said...

Lovely atc's. I like Nougat, find it such a useful colour (don't mind the kind you eat either, providing it is soft) and with these blues it seems to be the perfect foil for the images. Lovely and would look great in m small bathroom. Time to get buying and stamping.
Hugs, Neet xx

Chris said...

Beautiful ATCs Autumn, such a fantastic showcase of the new stamps! X

Chris said...

Beautiful ATCs Autumn, love the stamps and your deskgns showcase them perfectly! x

Corrie Herriman said...

These are fabulous ! x

Seth said...

Beautiful. Perfect color choices for those stamps...and I love the texture at the base.

Keren Baker said...

So beautiful! Can’t wait to see the full release!

Angela Radford said...

Great project Autumn. The stamps are looking very interesting. Look forward to seeing more ideas. Happy creative weekend, Angela xxx

JoFY said...

These are lovely - great colour choices and the background stencil is gorgeous! x

rachel said...

Fabulous ATCs Autumn - love the sneak peeks too!!! Hugs rachel xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Fantastic!!! I love them!!!

Redanne said...

Oh wow Autumn, this is one of my favourite sets of stamps this year, I LOVE what you have done with them, your ATCs are superb!!! xx

Marty Fishman said...

These are awesome, Autumn! You have done a beautiful job highlighting these cool stamps. Love your colors and just everything!!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely fabulous ATCs Autumn - such a wonderful sneak and so gorgeously designed and crafted. Jennie x

ionabunny said...

Love these sea themed stamps. Hugz

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