Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Four Vintage-Style Chunky ATC's

Hello all, it's Amy sharing a project today, that's just a little bit south of the average ATC....what I'm going to call "chunky ATC's!"
To start my 4 piece set of vintage images and their layers, I cut a 8x6 vintage book cover into fourths. I used the side that had a layer of paper, and painted over it with Viva Decor Ferro paint in Graphite. This gives lots of sparkle and texture.
cyrillic full, Next, I grabbed a vintage printed paper bag I received from a local store, and upcycled it...it has some really fun images on it. I tore four pieces, and adhered using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher mini stapler. On top of this, I added a strip of paper, from the 6x6 Nature Walk collection by 7 Dots Studio, adhering with Miracle Tape. 
jar brushes full Prior to adding my stamped images, I added bits of burlap and cheesecloth....for even more yummy texture. Adding little splash of walnut inks here and there, gave a little flash of color, as well.
pens full Finally, I stamped my images onto a library card. For each of the images, I used gorgeous Tsukineko inks in copper, silver and gold.....and stamped them as a gradient for interest. I cut these out, and added with foam tape. After adding bits of chipboard, metal, flowers and more.......I had four cards done. bee cardsf ull I believe I will frame these in a vintage style shadowbox frame. I think that will add a touch of quirky vintage to my living room!
Thanks so much for having a look today!
Loves,
Amy

Supply List:
Viva Las VegaStamps!: Bee Cards, Russian Cyrillic, Pen Tips, Paint Brushes in Jar
Paper: Upcycled, 7 Dots Studio-Nature Walk
Ink: Tsukineko- Delicata Silver, Copper, Gold; Momento- Tuxedo Black; walnut inks- eucalyptus, java, terra cotta
Chipboard- UmWowStudio
Flowers- Prima Marketing
Metal Bits- Bead landing, Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies

9 comments:

VicR said...

Ooh, Awesome collaged, vintage style chunky ATCs! Love these, Amy :)

Karen said...

Amy, I love these!!

Annie said...

These chunky ATCs look vintage awesome! Great idea to frame them together in a shadow box frame.

sparklinggnome.com said...

Thank you Vic, Karen, and Annie!! I appreciate the love so much! <3

sparklinggnome.com said...

Thank you Vic, Karen, and Annie!! I appreciate the love so much! <3

Boo said...

Oh my, these are wonderful

by belle said...

Stunning ATC's Amy! I love all of the details and layers!

Cazro said...

Awesome creations. Caz

Tera Callihan said...

These are beautiful! I love them all!!!