Friday, August 20, 2010

My First ATC!

Okay, I just completed my very first ATC and I think I'm in love! Can't explain it but it seems my 'canvases' keep getting smaller and smaller. I started out as a scrapbooker then made the inevitable transition to cardmaking. I loved card making because it was a quicker process and because it was so satisfying to give to someone. Then, once I became an avid T!m follower I naturally started making tags and loved it. And today, an ATC that took nearly no time to make and I just love the result. Of course, I do find myself putting my tags as embellies on cards and I figure that is where some of my future ATCs will end up. As a matter of fact, was just looking at a scrapbook page done a few months ago: noticed that I had used a tag and put it on the front of a card, and not knowing what to do with the card, ended up cutting the front of the card and slapping it on a scrapbook page. You can see it here. Too funny..........
On another note: I picked the colors for this ATC based on the Basic Grey Challenge Blog's challenge to use Pearls. I knew I only had sage colored pearls so I used that as my color scheme. Only prob was that I couldn't locate the pearls in my craft room once I was ready to add them. Finally found them today, and in time to still enter the challenge, woo hoo!
**ATC card
**distress inks: Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw and Tea Dye
**self adhesive pearls by Kaiser
**PatchWork Texture Fade/Embossing Folder from Tim Holtz' Alterations line
**French Post Card stamp
**pocketwatch stamp


Zoechaos said...

Your are enjoying the journey and exploring this craft of ours LOL its endless fun, have you found any groups of atc swappers? Its great fun and you get to see so many other styles that take the journal in new directions. Great atc fab colours and love that embossing xx Zoe

IsaNorris said...

Gorgeous 1st ATC! Well done

Wanda H said...

A fabulous first atc!!! I love how you cut the embossed piece and layered it on top.

RosC said...

I really like this design. It hangs together with all the elements talking to each other. Sometimes I find that there are crowds of things that don't form an idea in the mind. They are like a bag of ill-assorted door knobs but this is really pleasing.

SannaS said...

Oh WOW!!!! Beautiful card!!! Love the soft colors!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Nancy said...

This is beautiful, Deanna!!