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?
Love it! ATC:s and playing cards is a really cool combination.ReplyDelete
What a very clever idea, great!ReplyDelete
Really love this. Great contrast between the playing card and the happy accident yellowReplyDelete
That was an amazing happy accident Mark! Love the yellow and really love the butterflies. Anne xReplyDelete
Completely love this, Mark - the golden, glowing clock panel is gorgeous, and I love the peekaboo butterfly - fantastic!ReplyDelete
I have seen projects that call themselves Steampunk that have less Steampunk feel to them than yours has, Mark :DReplyDelete
I am glad you joined in our fun at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk challenges and I love your mellow-yellow APC-ATC very much! Such a vibrant colour and it goes so well with the awesome stamping!
What a happy accident! Love the depth of colour and mix of colours, plus that cut out element to show the playing card underneath. Great job Mark. Hugs, Jenny xReplyDelete
What a great ATC, love the way you haveReplyDelete
cut on the buttrfly really effective. Love Francesca
Super use of leftovers. Recycling at its best.ReplyDelete
wow fabulous as always!!! Just love the color for this!!!! And so creative to cut the butterfly that way to reveal the card.ReplyDelete
...this is a wee cracker Mark, love the bold colours, great design...Melxx :)ReplyDelete
Accidental backgrounds are often very beautiful, as is this one.ReplyDelete
Also the cut out butterfly combined with the butterfly on top looks great.
All in all a wonderful project!
OOps! One more. Very cool how you've layered it up here. Fab recycling, (a "happy accident", indeed!) and I love how you've cut the butterfly to show the playing card underneath. xxDReplyDelete
Very cool Mark, I like how you punched out the butterfly and popped it up, leaving a butterfly shape and showing the card some. I like the colors you used. And of course the stamps too! Great job!ReplyDelete
What a great accident :-) The colors indeed show a great depth and I love the whole assemblage of the elements = WOW! Suzanne xxReplyDelete
Some accidents have to happen. What did i learned today? I have to try glass paint (:o)Cool atc and i love your layering anyway.(:o)ReplyDelete
I love the recycle challenges. Great ATC. :)ReplyDelete
A very happy accident indeed Mark! The paints work so well on the gloss card (I don't use this often enough I fear) and the background you've developed is fab.Just love how you've shown the card through the cut out.ReplyDelete
How kool are those,when I ran my group we did a swap and it was amazing how all the artist interpreted the theme we choose. Now everyone is making them again. Well I must say they are only getting better. Your's Mark are fantastic,I think your happy mistake was suppose to happen,I love the results and look at the gorgeous things you have created with them. I have a few decks of cards, some even different shapes, the design team has inspired me to make one or two :O).. With all the new mediums and toys to play with, the ATCs are becoming little works of art, Thanks for sharing and the inspiration, have a wonderful creative day..ReplyDelete
Now I just love your idea you have done with the butterfly negative! Ingenious!!ReplyDelete
Love how you cut out the butterfly from the top layer and used it on top. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
This looks gorgeous Mark! That 'happy accident' background is fab! See you at the Extravaganza next week! xReplyDelete
Hey Mark...thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment about the skewer card. So glad that you liked it! Your ATC is awesomeness! I love it! I had to look to see it was a playing card because of the cool way you've completely changed the look of it! Love the cut out butterfly and how you used the cut out piece on the card also. You're so creative! Love the colors and the random stamping! Don't you just love happy accidents? :) Really cool make, Mark! <3 CandyReplyDelete
I love the way you use the negative and positive forms of the butterfly so effectively. Blessings!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous background... lucky accident, I think!ReplyDelete
Fabulous ATC you made, great inspiration! =)ReplyDelete