Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Beauty Chunky ATC

Hello all, today I want to share with you a chunky ATC that I did for a few challenges....

The first challenge I wanted to partake in this week is from  the Stampotique Designers Challenge
The host this week is Sam Read and she is challenging us to do an "ATC". 
The second challenge I wanted to join was over at Frilly and Funky's Challenge Blog - They are challenging us to do "Colours Of Autumn" 
The third Challenge I want to enter today is over at Artful Times Challenge Blog - Their theme is also Autumn Colours. It's been a bit since I've joined their challenges but I always love them.

I've been doing some Autumn tags and such already but since I really love Autumn I'm so thrilled to do some more.

For this ATC I wanted to do something really different so I used this piece of cardboard that I had laying around my craft room. It was tore on one side and when I saw it I just couldn't bring myself to throw it out. I saw potential here...

I measured and cut the torn edge into ATC size, for the cutting I used a box cutter. It didn't smoosh the cardboard it just cut right through it maintaining the shape and depth.

Once cut I used a mix of Dyan Reaveley and Adirondack color wash sprays to color the background.

I set that aside to dry a bit and then went over the edges/side with some black acrylic paint dabber.

I again, set it aside to dry. In the mean time, I used Memory Box frame die and brown card stock to cut out my tree.
I wanted my tree to have some texture so I used a bark stamp  and some embossing powder to create the tree texture.

I also wanted some leaves for my tree so i used card stock in several fall colors and the Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings Die
to create some leaves. 

I went around each leaf with Gathered Twigs distress ink to grunge them up a bit.

I then used my Stampotique stamp Halloween Cube 2 by artist Daniel Torrent to stamp onto water color paper.

I then colored them with distress markers and a water brush. I also fussy cut them out.

Once that was done and my background was dry I simply added everything together.

This ATC is thick enough that it will stand up on it's own. I love that!!

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Have a super fall day!!


  1. Love this ATC. All that texture, Makes me want to touch it!

  2. This is fantastic Claudine. Love those pumpkins and the lovely deep layers to your ATC. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Claudine I am loving the wonderful dimension and texture of this card. Your use of the wood-grain stamp for your tree is fabulous too! A Great Autumn ATC. xx

  4. Such a fabulous ATC. I love what you used for the base. Thanks for joining us once more at Stampotique.

  5. Love everything about this ATC. Great dimension

  6. Love that ATC! Two of my favorite things autumn leaves and Stampotique. Thanks so much for sharing your stunning piece and for the to start stamping. :)


  7. This is what is called FALL SPLENDOR!!! It is just marvelous, Claudine, with its rich color palette, depth, texture and dimension. I have never before seen such detail in an ATC...such a small space, but packed with goodness. Definitely publishable!!

  8. totally amazing and of my all-time faves!

  9. Fabulous fall card with all the wonderful colours of the season. Leaves and pumpkins abound at this time of year and you have captured them so nicely on this card. Thanks for joing us at Frilly and Funkie.

  10. Stunning card and what a brilliant idea...looooove what you created!
    Big hugs

  11. fabulous I wish I had some packaging like that now, lol you've done a superb job of it, excellence

  12. Hey there Claudine, wonderfull take on the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie, thank you for sharing Hugs Terry xxxxx

  13. Awesome ATC! Love the depth you created with the cardboard. Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique DC. OXXO

  14. One of the most creative recycling projects I've ever seen! I would never have thought of making a chunky ATC - absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stampotique!
    Val :)

  15. Gorgeous ATC there's so much to see and those Stampotique pumpkins are perfect!! Thanks for joining in with us this week :)

  16. I have never made a chunky ATC but this has certainly got me thinking. Love how you have done it love the colours you have used and the stamping with the pumpkins is great.
    Thanks for joining in at Artful Times again.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  17. love the texture and depth here ! cute pumpkins too! thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x trace x