Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Tickets Please!


Over on the Think Monday, Think ATC challenge Blog, the theme this week is Tickets.

This is the first time I have joined in with this challenge as I have finally got up to date with all my crafty lists!!

I love making ATCs but have been a neglectful crafter recently so I hope that this one makes up for it!

I began by cutting an off cut of mountboard to ATC size. I then coloured the bottom half with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and stamped the Pencil Tops stamp (Lost Coast Designs.) Next I made a mask for the pencils and cut each one out individually and popped them over the images. I then used a waterbrush and painted the top half of the ATC and inbetween the masks using Snowcap Dabber. I had to use a waterbrush cos my dabber is really old and it has gone a bit gunky!

Once the painted surface was dry, I inked up the Diamond stamp (Stampers Anon, Tim Holtz Colln) using Fired Brick Distress Ink. I stamped this over the ATC and the masks too. I then used a piece of kitchen towel to remove some of the excess red ink and dried the ATC with the heatgun.

I used a new stamp in my collection next, which is the birdy in the crown by Autumn Leaves. I took some Distress Inks and then coloured the pencils so they looked a little bit more realistic (this is a technique I have copied from Dan ..if you click here you can see how it should be done!! ) I used Worn Lipstick to make the erasers on the pencil tops look pink and then Mustard Seed and Fired Brick for the rest of the lettering.

Finally, I used one of the brand new Tickets from the very talented Mr Holtz, distressing the edges and punching a hole in it so it looked like it had been "clipped" and then stuck it to the ATC. I added a little gold crown behind the ticket and then edged the whole ATC with black permanent marker.

I loved making this ATC, so thank you to Linda who has made the most amazing ATC for this challenge, which inspired me to have a go this week!!

Thanks for looking!

Hels x


herminesplace said...

Its really beautiful

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful Hels - I love this more than I love the very first ATC you ever made me back in April 2006 XXX

sija said...

Beautiful Atc

~*~Patty said...

Lovely ATC, your bird with the crown is super!

Minx said...

Cute and Quirky :O)

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow fabulous ATC.

stampingwitch said...

wonderful ATC

Andrea said...

thats just a beautiful ATC and love the bird stamp on there xx

Angie C said...

Beautiful ATC Hels

craftyscot said...

fab ATC Hels, love that pencil tops stamp

Rachel said...

Gorgeous ATC! Thanks for posting it. And, you should join our ATC challenge on the SBS-12 board!
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Oh, and I tagged you on my blog. WHhhheee!!!!

Filetta said...

A wonderful ATC, really !

Jann said...

What a lot of work you did to make this wonderful ATC! Thank you for explaining your whole process--very neat! I found your blog through TMTA when I was checking this week's challenge. Well, I'm off to make a card for this--have a great week! Cheers, Jann

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