Thursday, 15 September 2011

Stampbord ATCs

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I'm back again with the ATCs I promised which I made to put in the book box.  First of all I must apologise for the quality of my photos.  Although I am no expert I don't usually have a problem getting decent pics to blog but for some reason my camera just wouldn't give me a really sharp image and the only way I could get anything halfway decent was to double click macro which has of course distorted the shape a bit.

The first one is blended Distress Inks over the Tando music mask and overstamped in the top right corner with part of one of the stamps from the Darkroom Door Music Collection.  The quote is from the same set and so is the harpist which I stamped onto card using Distress Ink again and then dragged the colour out a little with a waterbrush.  I then cut out the image and covered with two layers of clear detail embossing powder.  I curved it very gently with my fingers and attached it to the ATC with silicone glue.  I finished off with some scratched highlights to the corner stamping and the quote.

Here is the second one.

I covered the Stampbord with Distress Ink before stamping the image in Aged Mahogany and after making sure it was dry I sanded and scratched the top left corner.  I pleated some of the Tissue Tape along the bottom and then layered some of the lace I used to make the flower on the cover before knotting some twine around.  I inked two of the Tando music shapes with black ink before covering with 3 layers of clear embossing powder.  Before I heated the last layer I inked one of the Music Collection stamps with a gold metalic inkpad, heated the embossing powder and stamped into it whilst it was still molten and adhered them to my ATC.

And here are the ATCs together with the little Book Box.

I hope you enjoyed my project and seeing these lovely products in action.  Enjoy the rest of your week and see you again next month.

Don't forget to check out the blog again over the next two weeks as there is still some fab inspiration to come from the rest of the team.

Lesley  Xx


Vic said...

Beautiful ATCs & box!

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful ATC's - it's nice to see the ATC's against the box, gives a better idea of the dimension of it.A fab project indeed!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous projects Lesley. Like Paula, I loved seeing the atcs with the box, for some reason I thought the box was larger. Never seen these atc size ones before, such a fab idea!! Would make a great gift.

Aquarius said...

Two great ATCs and just right for the beautiful box

Suzanne C said...

Awesome! Love the effect on the stampboard. The box is so clever with the pieces. Beautiful projects.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love your ATCs Lesley, the colours and textures are fabulous. I especially like the music notes with the stamped texture, awesome! The faded, sanded background with the lace and tissue tape is a great combination. Judith xx

Suzi B said...

Hi Lesley this whole project is just fabulous..just lovely
Suzi B xx

snazzyoriginal said...

I'm a huge fan of ATCs and these are lovely with just the right feel for the book/box. another great project!xx

InkyArtitude said...

What a great project Lesley, very creative. Fab stamps and I love the ink colours you've chosen to work with. Looking forward to seeing what you do next time. x

Godelieve said...

Beautiful ATCs! I love the box too!!

Michelle said...

Totally Stunning Lesley, I'm smitten with all the work on here, what a talented Design Team!!!!
x Michelle