Friday, 22 August 2014

Good Friends ATC's for A Vintage Journey


It is ATC time at A Vintage Journey! Our latest challenge chosen by Alison is


A Little Bit of Tim


We are looking for Vintage and Tim Holtz style ATCs - a 
single ATC or a set, perhaps even a trio that match. 

And please only ATCs - no ATBs or Chunky ATCs allowed!




I decided on a "whimsical" trio using the famous trio stamp from the Steampunk Set. I always refer to them as the friends and thought it would be fun to combine them with the good friends quote from Ways with Words.



I created the backgrounds first - wrinkle free distress using Evergreen Bough, Aged Mahogany and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks. I used Black Arcival for the background stamping and then Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste through the Harlequin mask.



Each ATC is decorated with similar embellishments - cogs covered with Aged Mahogany Distress Powder, little stamps and letter strips from the Destinations Paper Stack, Tim Holtz Pen Nibs and Film Strip Ribbon.



It is quite amazing how much you can squeeze into such a small space!



And a little bright flower from the Tattered Floral Garland.



The whimsical three!

I do hope you will join us in our challenge, just tell us in your blog post what Tim product or technique you are using. And do hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see my other DT teams fabulous ATC makes. 

Thank you for joining me today and have a lovely weekend.

Jennie x



23 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Ooo I just love these!! Had to pop in and tell you so!
TFS
Dolly

Inkypinkycraft said...

These are great , love the colours of these against the steampunk men x hugs x

Redanne said...

Your ATCs are brilliant, I love the gorgeous backgrounds you created, the crackling looks wonderful! Anne xx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful backgrounds and fantastic layouts Jennie - just adore this set. Nikki x

Margaret said...

Amazing ATCs and a great challenge. Margaret

Astrid Maclean said...

LOVE your little set Jennie!! The backgrounds look amazing already and the way you finished them is fantastic, perfect composition on each one, LOVE them!!!

Karen Garrard said...

Jennie I LOVE your Atc's. The background is perfect with all the crackle and texture. What a great colour combination you have used. I like the 'Friends' too. Karen.x

Buttons said...

Layers and layers of loveliness all placed onto that fabulous crackled background. Just sat here taking it all in... Good things DO come in small packages. Jenny x

rachel said...

awesome work Jenny - love them x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, a amazing ATC-set, love it

Terry said...

Love how you used the three steampunk guys for your collection of ATC's. Each one is fabulous and love the textured backgrounds! Happy Weekend!

butterfly said...

What great colours Jennie, and i love those crackly harlequins. The chaps make for a terrific trio!
Alison xx

Artyjen said...

Wow! Fabby ATC's Jenny...love the colour combo and all the lovely T!m additions on top ;)
xoxo Sioux

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Jennie - this trio of ATCs are so fun. I love the added crackle texture to the harlequin stamp. I think I have most of these stamps also - some of my favs. :)

Cardgenie said...

Jennie, I love your ATCs - they are very Tim! Fab. Jean.x

Julia Aston said...

Love the theme for your ATC's Jennie - and the wonderful backgrounds you created for them!

Paper Profusion said...

Terrific idea to split up the threesome like this Jennie to then make such a natural set. Your backgrounds are completely gorgeous! Beautifully embellished and designed. Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

Terrific idea to split up the threesome like this Jennie to then make such a natural set. Your backgrounds are completely gorgeous! Beautifully embellished and designed. Nicola x

Bonnie McLain said...

I love the progression you have shown here... and I love the pink being added into each one also... what an elegant trio this is Jennie... I love them all... very nicely created and shown.. .Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Jools Robertson said...

Gorgeous set of ATC, love the colours, patterns and texture
A fabulous trio of steampunk gentlemen and a great sentiment too
Wow!

Jools x

Annie said...

gorgeous ATC's Jennie. You have so many wonderful details to view, its so amazing how much you can place on ATC's.

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

S@ndy Diller said...

I think it is so clever how you used these guys separately, yet together. Great color and quote.

Sara Barker said...

I love your trio of ATC's! The coloring and backgrounds are so yummy!