Saturday, February 1, 2014

There Is Beauty In Everything ATC

I have been missing some of the challenges I usually partake in so when I saw the challenge over at Our Creative Corner I figured, why not! I can do that and it will be fun!!
Their challenge this week is to use the three colors Blue, Brown and Purple/Plum... No Black
(not being able to use black was tough but it was a fun challenge for sure)

I decided to do an ATC for this challenge and the Stampotique Facebook gals are doing an ATC exchange so I figured I'd combine the two
The theme for our ATC swap is "Think outside the Box" hmmm

I figured that I would use some fabric and sewing on my ATC and use Grunge Paper as a background, it makes the paper easier to sew

I took some brown card stock and glued it onto my grunge paper

I then doctored up the brown paper with a shade darker brown of Archival Ink and some stenciling

I then took a piece of this purple and blue fabric and sewed it onto my card stock
This fabric may look like it has black in it from far away but it's all shades of blue and purples and a touch of blended pink

I then took some butterflies that I cut out of Tim Holtz's movers and shapers die and also a Stampin Up Sizzlit and stamped onto them with
Daniel's Hearts by Daniel Torrent
and Archival ink

I also edged them with a brown Copic marker

I then took my Kitty - By Daniel Torrent and stamped her onto cream colored card stock and colored her with copic markers and cut her out. (I didn't take a photo)
I also wrote my quote in purple marker and used a Memory Box die to cut out the flowers in cream and blue card stock 

Here are my finished 
I did two of them

This was fun to take part in a challenge and to do this for the swap. I hope my partner likes hers
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day


  1. Fantastic, definately fits the theme x

  2. Very cool ATCs! LOVE the stamping and the awesome backgrounds too! Thank you for sharing them with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  3. Really neat Claudine.I really like the fabric on there.

  4. I knew you'd could step up to the mark and deliver on this one Claudine and my goodness you haven't disappointed. These are absolute gems! I adore that you've used different textures and the tiny pop of white behind the flowers, cats and sentiments lifts it all. Thank you so much for entering at Our Creative Corner with these. Jenny x

  5. This is so gorgeous, love it! Hugs Frea

  6. Great ATCs, Claudine! You are ahead of the game on the swap. We are in the same country, so, likely I won't get this one, but I would love it! Mwah! KayW

  7. Claudine you sure did rise to the challenge here! So many fun elements in this ATC. I have stamp envy over that kitty and oh those hearts!


  8. Stunning ATC's Claudine! I love the background you've created in particular. Great tutorial too. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner.
    Julia x