Saturday, February 11, 2012

Studio L3 Grungy Monday challenge

I have always wanted to make ATC's.  I even purchased a couple of paper pads a few years (yes, years) ago to try my hand at it.  But then I got caught up in the stamping and card making fever and ATC's were soon forgotten.  

I've been following Linda Ledbetter, Studio L3 for a while now and enjoy the art she creates.  Like Linda I love All Things Tim, Tim Holtz so I decided I would start participating in Linda's Grungy Monday challenges.  I went to Linda's blog last week to see what the challenge was for this week and there it was, ATC! Yikes!!

Luckily I had just ordered my first Tim Holtz stamps and was expecting them any day.  It is the City Central set from Stampers Anonymous and there is not a stamp in it that I don't love!!

I started with a 2.5 x 3.5 piece of cream cardstock.  I added Dusty Concord and Walnut Stain distress ink to the back ground using Ranger's Ink Blending tool.  I stamped the background with the eyechart stamp (off stamping to lighten the color) and the eye stamp from the set using Black Soot distress ink.  I then used the Creativity saying stamp and used a brush tip pen in black to isolate certain words, creativity, art, allow, yourself, to stamp in places on the background.

I stamped another eye stamp on separate paper then colored in the iris with some of the Dusty Concord.  I cut this image out and layered it over the background stamped eye image using a Zots Jumbo glue dot.

At the bottom I added a piece of Tim Holtz tissue tape.  To the left of the eye image I added a small safety pin putting it through the background cardstock.  I then used thin jute thread to tie a Tim Holtz word stick, Play, to the safety pin.
And that's it, my first finished ATC card.  Now I can say Yipee instead of Yikes!

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  1. Love all the images. Great design.

  2. Que bonito te a quedado me gusta mucho!!!!!

  3. Que genial!!, Sabes. has usado los mismos sellos que yo, :P It's amazing, hugs

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and enabling me to find yours :)
    This is a beautiful ATC. You're right too about that stamp set: It is an unusual and wonderful set.

  5. Your ATC is beautiful!!! I love the color combo - I've got to try it. :) Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment.