Thursday, 29 October 2009

With a Flourish & A Swirl

...The ATC theme on UK Stampers this month is to include flourishes and swirls. I used mountboard for my ATCs...I just like that it is sturdy and I can dollop loads of ink onto it and it doesn't buckle like cardstock does...only problem is that I always seem to get carried away with the embellies and can never fit them into the little sleeves they should live in LOL




I used Distress Inks to colour the bases and then used a variety of swirl stamps for backgrounds. The centrepieces are Maya Road chipboard frames and then I got busy with my favest products...Grungepaper and Studio 490 stamps...I know, I know, I need to stop being so predictable but I cannot be helped..they are just the best stamps and I looooove them!




I used Milled Lavendar Distress Ink on the first ATC...does anyone else think that it looks grey or is that just my pad? It is old and getting a bit dry and I wondered if this was the reason or if...it just really is a grey colour? I quite like it tho..tis great blended with Dusty Concord.




Have a great day peeps...and...I hope that whoever receives these ATCs will like them :O))

Hels x

Ingredients Used:

Distress Inks; Milled Lavendar, Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Brushed Corduroy, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marigold, Worn Lippy, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain *I should have listed the ones I didn't use LOL*

Swirl stamps by Tim Holtz, Studio 490, The Artistic Stamper

Maya Road Chipboard

Grungepaper, Glossy Accents and ickle gemstones


14 comments:

Dan said...

I love the zingy colours on the last one! :o)

Sandy said...

OMG Hels these are fantastic.
So wonderful colors and design. Just perfect.

Helen said...

Gorgeous ATC's. My milled lavendar isn't very lavendar either. I think it must be artistic licence in the naming!!

Sid said...

Nice swirly, flowery ATC's. The colours are really super too !

Tinkertaylor said...

Fab ATCs I love them all but maybe that last one has caught my eye. I loooove that make art stamp need to check it out

Shar said...

What an attractive and demonstrably versatile ATC layout! I love all your versions. They are all boldly beautiful!

Angelnorth said...

Great ATCs Hels, love the colours you picked. I think Milled Lavender is quite a grey purple, IYSWIM - not jnust you!

Andrea said...

Hels these are wonderful and the Wendy stamps are just great xx

craftytrog said...

They're gorgeous! Hope I receive one in my swaps! xx

Juls said...

wow!! these are just stunning!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Lovely ATCs ... Hope I get one in ethe swap ... Doh! I am not in it ... specially love the zingy colours on the last one XXX

Minxy said...

A trio of tremendiousness x

love the middle one best x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Absolutely wonderful ATCs Hels - they don't have to live in those little sleeves anyway ha! Yes Milled Lavender is like that, I thought there was something wrong with mine when I got it :-/
Anne xx

Joy said...

Gorgeous ATCs Hels xx

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