Fun With ATC's, Our theme this fortnight is Recycle. We want to see an element of recycling on your atc somewhere.
Head on over to FWATC's to see what the rest of the DT have created with their recycled goodies.
I have recently been seeing lots of altered playing cards and have really wanted to give it a go and this was the perfect opportunity,My recycled elements are the mount board I use for my atc base, they are the scraps from a local picture framing shop, the playing card and the paper is a mop up scrap.
The mop up scrap came from a class I recently did with Helen Chilton, we were using pebeo translucent glass paints, like the numpty I am I knocked the pot of yellow all over my craft mat and sadly the craft mat was dirty so I could not scoop it back, I added a little of the red paint to the craft mat and swiped a sheet of glossy card stock through the paint a couple of times mixing the colours. This was a happy accident as I had no idea what would happen but I love the result, the effect is very similar to alcohol inks only you get more depth to the colour as it is a translucent glass paint, there is almost a 3d depth to it.
I cut out an atc from the scrap using the tim holtz atc die, at the same time I placed one of the movers and shapers butterfly dies inside the atc so the butterfly would be cut out at the same time.
I used Stayzon ink so add random stamping using tim holtz stamps and the 'Fly' is from Stampotique. The corner was torn off to reveal the card number once it was stuck down. Once stuck to the card I glued them to a mount board atc blank and a little bit of trimming was needed as a playing card is a little narrower. The edges were sanded back to the card and some black distress ink was used to go round the edge.
The butterfly was cut from glossy card and stamped with the little typeface stamp and glued down with the wings bent up. A couple of brads were added to opposite corner to finish it off.
As always a great big thank you for stopping by, it really means a lot having you here.
We would love to see your take on our recycled theme over at Fun With ATC's so why not join us? x
I would like to enter this into a couple of challenges.
SanDee and Amelie's Steam Punk Challenge are having an Altered Playing card challenge, It may not be Steam Punk enough though?