Saturday, 27 February 2010

Playing With...

...ATC's today :O)) Over on the Play Date Cafe, the new challenge theme is to use a splash of colour, either Teal Blue/Teal Green...so I chose the blue option.



The base of the ATC is a piece of mountboard...I just love using mountboard for ATC's because it is sturdy and you can chuck loads of stuff on it and it doesn't go all warpy like cardstock. Now, to some peeps, the design of this ATC will look really familiar...and that is because I have lost my Mojo *sob*...and ... when I lose my Mojo, I always turn to either books or mags for inspiration...and having recently got myself a copy of the Compendium of Curiosities, there was this little ATC sitting there in the back just calling to me to copy it LOL




I haven't got my mits on any of the new Idea-ology stash yet ... humph... so I used a little hummingbird charm that was in my stash which was gold, so I coloured it with a Krylon to make it match in better. Whatcha fink of the ATC colour???? It is a combo of *big grins* Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky...yep, the new Distress Inks have come to live with me! So, these colours are just about right for the Play Date challenge - I hope - so the ATC is my entry!




Still in copycat mode, I made another ATC which is in the book...this time using some Cosmo Cricket papers (not got my mits on those heaven new papers from Mr T'Holtz), stuck to mountboard, covered with Rock Candy Cracklepaint, the letters are Grungeboard with printed cardstock over the top...and that little fella...is it just me...or .. does he remind you of Freddie Mercury? I know, the stamp sheet he is on scares me witless... but I had to have him :O)) Oh, and...all of the inks and Idea-ologies used on these can be got from The Artistic Stamper.

Thanks for looking...have a good day ... and please pop by tomorrow for the brand new Sunday Stamper challenge :O))

Hels x

26 comments:

Cuchy said...

Hi Hels,
These cards are stunning!. Love the "F. Mercury" one.
Beautiful

Helen said...

Great ATC's. He does look a bit like Freddie, but I love the song bird one, gorgeous colours. Hope your mojo is back in time for tomorrow - hear you're doing a make and take.... see you there!!

Diane.W. said...

Hi Hels!!! Both are luvly,the new ink's look nice.Luv all the lil details on them too.
Just had my book delivered this morning,been sat transfixed looking at it,lol!!!

Please can you tell me what you use to cut your mountboard,cos I am making a right mess of it,tried craft knife & guillotine & both are wonky now! :o)x

Laura said...

Great makes as ever Hels. Yes he does look just like Freddie. Maybe he is one of Tim's heros?
By the way I think your mate Dan is fab. I love his work and he is such a kind helpful soul. A real gem!

Andrea said...

Hels great work as ever and is this the book that someone told me was not all that good, now let me think who told me that LOL loving the colours and yes it looks a lot like Freddie Mercury xx

craftimamma said...

Fab ATCs Hels and yes, he's a dead ringer for Freddie in my opinion.

The book's brilliant isn't it? Mine came on Thursday and I can't put it down. Should get my new DIs next week too. Yipeeeeeee!

Lesley Xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

These are both just "YOU"! A little soft and sweet, yet strong and bold! luv ya GF! great ART, luv those letters especially!

Julie said...

Gorgeous ATC's, Hels! Love them both--he really DOES look like Mr. Mercury--cool!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Hels,

I would say it appears you have your mojo back - your ATCs are gorgeous! I especially love your Play Date Cafe entry - everything about that ATC just rocks!

Hugs,
Ramona :-)
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Regina said...

Hels...as always..AWESOME work girl!!

Hugs,
Regi

Claireabelle said...

Just gorgeous Hels!!! And that Timmy book is fantastic
x

Dan said...

Lovely ATCs Hels, I'm very jealous of those new colours, LOL

Sandy said...

Oh wow Hels these are fantastic.
Wonderful pieces. Love it Hun.

Ang C said...

Love the teal colour and the hummingbird looks great in silver.


Love those new distress ink colours

As for Mr Mercury - yes it does look like him:)

Angelnorth said...

Looking good, I'm sure Mr Mojo will turn up again soon - there you go, there's a Sunday Stamper theme for you (Mr Mojo Risin' = Jim Morrison so your theme is doors ;o). Love that strong man stamp, he's fab!

Joanne said...

Just got my book but check my blog for what else I got!!!!!! x

Lottie said...

Their is nowt much wrong with your mojo that I can see - your work is a trillion times better than I can ever do with my mojo in place.

I am sure your's will return soon - us artists just get burned out now and again don't we

xxx

Ann said...

Both gorgeous atc's Hels!! Have fun tomorrow - wish I coulddrop in for some inkyness fun :0) . Have a great weekend. Hugs Ann xx

JeanFB said...

Hels, these are fabulous!!! Can't tell your mojo is MIA. I am soooo lovin' your little blue bird song card.. those colors are scrumptious (and I'm jealous :) Have a great weekend!

Angie Hewitt said...

Very pretty stuff you guys! Stunning!

Basement Stamper said...

Both ATC's are adorable, but I love the splash of color one. I think the hummingbird charm is perfect.

Julie Ranae said...

Very COOL use of this color challenge, Hels!

I am always in awe of how much you can get on an ATC : ) xx

Anne S. said...

So so lovely cards, great work :)

Shar said...

Two wonderful ATCs! Awesome designs! You have such a great way of putting things together!

Lori said...

Love these Hels! Gotta get those new colors!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards! I like how you stamped the music background in teal! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!

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