Sunday, 18 August 2013

Die Cut ATC

Hello Everyone.  What a beautiful day it is here with a bright blue sky and no clouds so far. Everything looks lovely and fresh after the rain yesterday as well.

At Fun with ATCs they want us to use Die Cuts this time.

Here is the one I have made using the smallest gear in the Tim Holtz set--Gadget Gears

I did a background with sprays and a green alcohol ink. Let it dry then used the gear die cut to stamp over in black to leave the image on the ATC. A bit of gentle embossing randomly on the edges and then I added the die cut that I had used as a stencil.

The quote is just part of a quote which is really  'Like a ten gear bicyle, most of us have gears that we never use.'

Have a great day all

Love Chrissie x


  1. Lovely piece! Have a fun Sunday, Hugs, Valerie

  2. Just think what we could achieve if we used all the gears great ATC :)
    Have fun Chrissie
    Von ♥

  3. This is gorgeous Chrissie ! Love the background and the sentiment... And the embossing in the corners too... I feel like making an ATC now, I haven't made one for ages ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  4. Oh, lucky you - our early sunshine has now degenerated into showers...

    Wonderful ATC - I love that inky background, and the sparkle of the embossing round the edges. And I love that you used the die-cut as a mask too - fab! Thanks so much for playing along at Fun With ATCs.
    Alison xx

  5. Hard to find a die cut small enough to put on an atc isn't it!! Great job with the cog, love the background effect too!!

    Sam xxx

  6. this looks absolutely great Chrissie! Wow!
    We have one of the last summerdays..was in our pool in the morning..I think now will be the end of this very hot days...

    I am sorry abot this... the most time of the year we have winter here...


  7. First of all so sorry for being MIA for quite some time Chrissie, wasn't something I intended to, but it has been such a hectic time at work... Bad excuse, I know... Anyway, I'm glad to be able to visit again and I really love your latest creations, you have not only been active, but very creative, too! Lovely creations as usual! Take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  8. Great background, good idea using the die negative for a mask. Hope you had a great weekend, Shirleyx

  9. Fantastic quote on your super ATC.

  10. ...this is a smashing little ATC Chrissie, love how you've used the cog as a mask and layered your colours and the little touch of sparkle is a great finishing touch...Mel:)xx

  11. A great atc Chrissie,,,love the sentiment too..

    Sandie x

  12. Wonderful ATC - your sentiment make this!!!

  13. Great ATC, love the background.

  14. This looks so very stunning! Love the background with the embossing powder and the gear looks great, too. Thanks so much for joining us at FwATCs. Suzanne

  15. Great ATC! Such a beautiful background and finishing! Thanks for taking part in our challenge over at Fun with ATCs!


Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.