Tuesday 26 February 2013

Fun With ATC's Vintage

So hows everyone doing? Hope you are all having a good start to the week.
 Well it's Tuesday again and we have started our new challenge over at Fun With ATC's, we had a great response last fortnight and hopefully you guys will stop on by for the new challenge.The theme is Vintage so there is plenty of scope to get creative. If you need some inspiration stop on by and check out what the awesome DT have created.
 This time round I have gone for a fairly simple ATC using the fantastic stamps from Paper Artsy and a script stamp from The Artistic Stamper. I have built up the depth by using the different coloured inks.
 The ATC was cut from mount board and coloured with Tim Holtz Distress inks in old paper, linen and pumice stone all blended together it was then given a flick with some water and dabbed dry to leave the water marks.
the script stamp was stamped in pumice stone, the buildings were stamped next with gathers twigs and then masked so I could stamp the chap over the top, he was stamped with sepia archival. The Industrial Man was stamped in coffee archival.
 I went round the edges with vintage photo and then some walnut stain to give it that aged look.To finish off I gave it two coats of clear embossing powder and added the Tim Holtz cogs.
 Well that's it for this post, nice a short for a change. Hopefully Ill see you all over at Fun With ATC's, and as always a great big thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate you stopping by. xx

I would like to enter this in to a few challenges.

The challenge over at the Anything Goes Challenge they are having a make it manly challenge.

Cards Und More are having a non cute and brown challenge.

The Craft Room Challenge  are having a 'something for a man' theme.

Lexi's creations are having a mono chromatic challenge. Hopefully this counts.


  1. Excellent ATC. You've perfectly nailed the vintage look and the soft blended shading. Px

  2. A wonderful Vintage-ATC with a Steampunk-Touch, Mark. I love it

  3. FABulous - this is just right. LUV it xxx

  4. it looks perfect Mark! Great to read about your process on this mini masterpiee of art!

    xxx Susi

  5. Another brilliant ATC Mark, very vintage and those DD stamps are superb. Anne x

  6. Great combining of the details and colours, Mark! Cool ATC!

    Claudia x

  7. Love this... those stamps are great, and the shifting shades of brown give a fab look of ageing. Loving your glossy finishing!
    Alison x

  8. Superb, Mark, love it, great coloring. And thanks for reminding me of those stamps, didn't use them for much too long ...
    Suzanne xx

  9. Fab ATC Mark very manly !! Thanks for sharing it with us over at ATG, Coming for a look round the Fun with ATC's blog now xhugsx Nikki

  10. Super ATC Mark. I really ought to try join you here, when I can. I am honoured to be one of those to work with with you and see you get better and better every week in everything you do..xxxx

  11. Your industrial vintage theme caught my eye on the Challenge post, Mark. I really like this one.

  12. Great ATC, looks manly enough to me. Good colouring.

  13. I love your stunning ATC which is just perfect for our Something For A Man Challenge. I'm a huge fan of vintage, and I adore your 'take' on this. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

  14. Well, manly it is, Sir! FAb ATC. Love the depth of color. xxD

  15. Hi Mark, what a cool ATC. Love the special effect which is looking like porcelaine on the picture and the metal gears give a perfect finish.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the Cards und More Challenge.

    Hugs Claudia

  16. Brilliant! I love the steampunk details!

  17. Wow das ist eine super schöne Karte geworden!!!
    Danke das Du bei Cards und More mit machst.
    Liebe Grüße

  18. great ATC.
    Thank you for joining us this week at cards and more.


  19. Great ATC, love your colouring, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  20. A fabulous vintage ATC Mark. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. Your ATC looks great!! I Like :)
    Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
    Hugs, Anja

  22. This is amazong and sooooo cool!

    Thank you for joining us at Cards and More and CONGrATULATIONS!
    You made the Top 3 :)