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.
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