Sunday, 5 February 2012

Blast from the past

Having a head full of cotton wool, irritating cough and a general feeling of 'wrap me up and leave me alone for a week' (in other words a cold) I haven't done any crafting for ages and as I don't want to leave my blog for a full week without posting I have been browsing old files on my computer to see what I can post.  Came across a whole batch of ATCs  -  used to do lots of these but not so many these days.  Don't know why because they are small and (fairly) easy to do and it is lovely to get swaps - just one of those things I suppose.

Anyway here are a few from past swaps.

Did I say ATCs are quick to make?  Depends on your definition of quick - this one took a full day.  Would you believe there are about five different colours of ink on the background, masks, clear embossing - iron off, mica - not stamped very well when I look at it again.  Still like it but I find the 'sightless eyes' of these marble statues a bit spooky.

Another stamped ATC from the same sheet of stamps and another layered inked backgrounds.  Wings were german scrap coloured with alcohol inks.

A set of 'naughty' ladies.  The images, from the Artzine site, affixed to stamped and inked backgrounds.

This was a 'seasons' theme and again the images were free from the internet on inked backgrounds.

Looking at these again reminds me of how much fun I had making them - maybe I should do some more swaps?


Ephemera said...

Love you ATC's Ann, they are fabulous, something I have never made, as I don't know if I could make anything that small. I have those Non Sequitur stamps they are gorgeous. Hope your feeling better soon. XX

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Ann,

I hope you feel better soon. I just made some ATCs yesterday for the first time. I enjoyed them (they are on the simple side) and can't wait to make some more. I love the ones you've shown - and the work involved is impressive!


Brenda Brown said...

Yep I think you should make some more Ann cos these are superb. Love looking at the different styles and colours. TFS.
Hope your cold is better very soon.
hugs {brenda} xox

Shoshi said...

Very classic and vintage ATCs, Ann. Certainly you should do some more! I haven't done any for ages either... thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, it's going to take a while for my credit card to recover from Thursday but worth it in spades!! These shows happen so infrequently that it's worth it to stock up while the going's good. You also get good bargains and special show prices so it's not as bad as it looks lol!

jude said...

Your ATC's are gorgeous hunni.I am having trouble with my mojo today ,back not too good ,im sick of looking at hearts on my desk!I need to create some dt projects just haven't got the umff to get on with them ,not that i know what i am doing .I may well just sit watch bobbie have fun in the snow and come back to my desk tomorrow ,else i will just get annoyed.Ever felt like that?
have good evening love judex

Karen said...

I do hope you feel better soon [[[hugs]]]. A great collection of ATC's, they are all gorgeous :)

hazel said...

Love your ATCs Ann. Hope you are feeling better.
xxx Hazel.