Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Winter ATC

When I take a new (for me) product for a test run, I usually do so on an ATC or tag. If I like the results I keep going, if I don't like the first results, it goes into the round file and I try again. This ATC happens to be a trial run for the TH Distress Stain-brushed pewter as well as the TH Snowflake Die that I recently purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique . I liked the results so no paper was harmed or disposed of in this process.

 For the background I stamped portions of the tree from the Hung on a Tree stamp set from Red Rubber Designs and then heat embossed with clear ep. After embossing I applied brushed pewter Stain then removed the ep by placing a sheet of paper over the bg and ironing. When cool, I inked the background with DI in walnut stain. I distressed the edges and added brushed pewter stain.

The poinsettia (Hung on a Tree) was stamped on white paper that had been distress with DI in antique linen and vintage photo. I embossed the image with silver ep overheating it to look more like pewter than silver and mounted it on top of a flat die cut snowflake enhanced with glitter and brushed pewter stain and a dimensional die cut snowflake (TH) with a little platinum Stickles. The base layer is black cardstock edged with the brushed pewter stain.

I am linking to the following challenges
Sunday Share on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog
Fun with ATCs - Embossing
Try it on Tuesday - Let's Get Inky

18 comments:

butterfly said...

Wow, Sarah, this is so beautiful... the depth and patina you have created in your background is glorious - what a wonderful sheen! And your poinsettia snowflake creation is just gorgeous - shimmering and glamorous, and of course I love your neutral palette. I was visiting anyway, but I'm delighted also to be able to pop my "official" hat on and say thank you so much for playing along with us at Fun With ATCs...
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Alison took the words from my mouth, wow indeed.That background is incredible, it looks like metal, stunning! And the vocal point with the poinsettia mounted on the snowflake is lush,wonderful all round!!

die amelie said...

Absolutely fantastic, Sarah!

I love the textures and the patina on this so much! What a brilliant piece of artwork!

Thank you for sharing it with the team on FwATCs as well as the one from TioT! :))

Hugs,
Claudia x

Robin said...

Another gorgeous creation! Your backgrounds are just stunning.

Hugs,
Robin

Lynn Stevens said...

Stunning Sarah!! I just got the new snowflake die today and can't wait to play with it!!!
Hugs lynn

sandee said...

With all the bronze and silver embossing it looks like metal! Awesome job! Thank you for playing along in our Let's get Inky challenge over at TIOT! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

mark gould said...

Stunning, what beautiful colours and great techniques to combine a visual treat.
Thanks for joining us at fun with ATC's

Lori said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, I love the colors, and the "over embossing" is way cool!

My name is Cindy said...

Truly lovely projecct. Thank you so much for joining us at TioT. Cindy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous project, love love the background and your poinsettia is gorgeous. Tracy x

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

That is amazingly beautiful. You are quite creative. I like the white poinsettia.

PetraB said...

The richness in colour and texture is incredible and absolutely exquisite.

Streifenhörnchen said...

Your atc is a big dream!
Thanks so much!
Greetings from Uta.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is gorgeous!

inkypinkycraft said...

stunning , love the textures and colours
thanks for playing at TIOT trace x

Sandie said...

Wow...stunning piece of art...I so love your atc.

Sandie x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

My oh my, is this ever sensational, Sarah! Your background is stunning - thank you for sharing how you did it. And the poinsettia on the snowflake rosette is drop dead gorgeous too. Fabulous piece of work - thank you so much for sharing this with us on Sunday Share at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

Jean McKenzie said...

This ATC is beautiful Sarah! I used to love making ATCs. Must think about doing some again - maybe join a swap would be fun! Thank you for sharing how you made it all up - the distress pewter stain is so gorgeous!