Thursday, 4 September 2014

Little Things AVJ ATC challenge

Hi Everybody,

Hope you are all well and I guess slowly getting back to normal after the holidays. 
I am as ever cutting it a bit fine with my entry for A Vintage Journey this time but there is a reason for this.  You know how it is when you create  something and you feel it is not quite right, well that is what I did with this challenge but more about that later.  The very wonderful Alison is hosting the challenge this month, I am sure most of you know her and have seen her work, but for the very few that haven't have a pop over to her blog HERE  and prepare to be amazed.  The title Alison has chosen this time is 'A little touch of Tim ATC's only' click here HERE for the details.

So as you can see I have been playing around with my Tiny things stamp set again and decided that it would be the perfect match with this sentiment together with the fact we were dealing with quite a small area also. I did take a few photos along the way so you could see how I put them together.
First  I used Pumice stone to distress 4 blank atc cards 

Then used Pumice stone again through the Splatters Stencil
I used Black Embossing Paste through the Chevron stencil
Whilst that was drying I stamped the sentiment onto some of Tim's Wallflower papers and cut out.
I chose a few die-cut arrows and coloured them with distress stain
Then I stamped a few chosen Tiny things stamps again onto Wallflower paper and tore carefully around them, I watercoloured these in with stains and then used Glue & Seal over the coloured image which makes the colours pop more but also enables you to remove any other medium that gets onto the image where you don't want it.  
I liked the way they were coming together, but they were a bit clean!
so I got out my Timmy spritzer and black distress marker and gave them a  few spritzed black speckles.  You can see I have also gone around the arrows and the wording with a Stabilo All pencil to make them stand out more. 
If you look closely at the ballerinas dress, you can see I was able to remove the black speckles from it with a wet wipe because I had protected it with glue & seal.
Here are a few close ups

Now to the ones I did and was not happy with.  Don't get me wrong, I quite like the idea and the colour of them, but I just did not feel they were as Timmy as the others.  What do you think?

I would like to give both of these sets of atc's to a good home, so, if you like them leave me a comment and let me know which set you like, I will do two seperate draws for them next week.
Thank you for popping in today, and for your lovely comments on my previous posts.
BBFN Mo x 


  1. Love the combination of die cut arrows and stencils, fab take Mo. The others are so pretty as well....hard to chose but think the arrows are calling me! Ruth x

  2. Wow Mo, your ATCs are fantastic! I love the backgrounds you created and the arrows are a perfect additions. I love those mini stamps too, they are such a perfect size for ATCs. Beautiful work! I love the others you made too, it is a hard choice......!

    Thanks so much for joining in our ATC challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. I'm so glad you persevered Mo as it would have been a huge shame to have missed out on seeing these. The first ones are clever with the use of the tiny stamps and as for the ones you weren't so happy with? I love them! Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  4. I love all 6 Mo, each one of them is gorgeous and all are Tim in different ways. Thanks for showing your process steps and for sharing them at A Vintage Journey.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  5. I love both sets, Mo - though I will admit to a preference for the first trio. I adore the tiny watercoloured images, torn inky edges and I think Pumice Stone may be in my top 3 Distress colours! Gorgeous use of the lattice stencil in the second set, and I love those frames. So glad you made it in under the wire again!! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  6. Oh, and yes please include me in the draw!

  7. Hi Mo. What fabulous creations. I love them all. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Love your gorgeous

  9. Wow Mo, so much creativity and detail has been crammed into both sets. Stunning and so hard to choose but I think the elephant set has the edge for me.
    Julie x