Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Use your Stuff and Fun with ATCs

Hello Everyone from a very sunny and warm NE UK coast. I am keeping out of the sun today as I think I over did a bit yesterday. Nice to be in the cool of the craftroom.

At Use your Stuff this week they have a recipe

1. add texture - embossing, heat embossing, molding paste
2. use paint or mist - splatters are acceptable
3. add a quote or a saying- famous or not

I made this hanging with two pieces of square card at angles to each other and used inks, staines and water to make a nice effect. Then I stamped the Kanban man and woman on the hanging and also onto paper to use as a mask. Next I stamped various other things here and there. I added the little flowers at the top by using part of a brass stencil and Grunge paste then I painted those with some acrylic paint to add even more texture. There is some Gold Glitter Mist on the edges as well. Just the quote to go then the recipe is fulfilled and it can all go into the oven to be baked. Forgot to mention that I made a hole at the top and added ribbon and material flowers which I coloured with a Promarker.

Next Challenge is at Fun with ATCs where the theme is Black, White and Red.
I Used a couple of our photographs and turned them black and white then digitised them and made then ATC sized. Coloured some the ATC in red and that's it

one of  Vic's photographs taken in our garden--this is the one I used for the first ATC.

Hope the sun is shining where you are and thank you for dropping by

Love Chrissie x


  1. Lovely work and a beautiful photo of your garden, like how you turned it into an ATC! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I just love the colours that you've used in "use your stuff/stash" , it's something I really should try & do MORE OFTEN :-)


  3. A really beautiful make , love the soft colours x great ATC's too! Hugs trace. X

  4. These are two smashing makes Chrissie :)
    Von ♥

  5. Very beautiful projects Chrissie. I love the shimmer and depth you were able to get with your stamping on your wall hanging. I have never used photos to make atc's, great idea! Thank you for taking the challenge with us on the Use Your Stuff challenge blog :)

  6. Wow your black, white and red is very striking indeed

    Sam xxx

  7. beautiful hanging Chrissie & stunning ATC'S
    Janet x

  8. Beautiful protects, the hanging looks gorgeous.

  9. Firstly - I love that hanging... the two squares give it such a dynamic shape, and the delicate shimmer is wonderful - love those images too.

    Now - those ATCS: simply brilliant! I LOVE that you altered your own photographs and they are so striking with that simple, but so effective, red added. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fun With ATCs with these beauties.
    Alison xx

  10. The hanging is wonderful, Chrissie...I love the way you added the stamps around the figures and the colors are terrific. The ATCs are a complete delight!

    Marianne xo

  11. Wow, love your top design, the images are fabulous and with all the colours it's beautiful. The 2nd is fantastic with using the photo! Cheers, Shirleyx

  12. Your post today is absolutely beautiful. Love them all, even the bee.

  13. Wonderful stuff, I love the quote on the first project - its so true! the ATC's are gorgeous too xx

  14. Absolutely fab ATCs, love how the flowers pop out with this gorgeous red! Thanks so much for joining us at FwATCs. Have a great Sunday; Suzanne

  15. Gorgeous hanging piece! The ATCs are so cool!

  16. Oh, the ATCs are amazing - what a brilliant idea. I LUV them :-)
    Thank you for joining us at FUN WITH ATCs :-)

    IKE xxxx


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