Friday, July 22, 2016

ATC Challenge!

Good Friday all my crafty friends and TGIF!!!! LOLOL Although it has really been a quiet week for me, I am always happy to see Friday! LOLOL Saturday's find a wee bit more sleep than my usual "crack of dawn" rising and weekend activities - sometimes, fun, sometimes....not so much....toilets and floors, oh my!!!! LOLOL But, all in all who doesn't love a weekend! I hope you have some wonderful plans!

Today I will share my ATC Challenge that is new on the board. This challenge came out of another challenge that I am a part of over on Facebook, which is the Pick A Stick Challenge that I shared
yesterday. Shel, who was the "stick maestro" for the month on the Pick A Stick Journal Challenge picked 3 sticks from the 10 picked for the journal challenge and started an ATC Challenge. As in the journal challenge, you have to follow the order of the pull and the directive on the sticks. The pull for the month of July's ATC Challenge was this:

Since I love doing ATC's and because I am also involved in an ATC Swap, I did quite a few at a time. All different, but if you do one, you mine as well do several!!! The two I will show you today are the one's I did for this challenge and then maybe next week I will share the other. I will show the one's I did for the ATC after my partner receives her (Don't want to spoil the surprise! LOL)

I started this ATC with a piece of thick scrapbook paper that I had in my stash that had the colors on it that I was looking for. I cut it down to ATC size and then put a thin layer of gesso over top. Then to fulfill my Step one - use ink, I pulled out my Daler Rowney Pearlescent Ink in Waterfall Green and dripped and spritzed with water to give it a good wash. I love using those inks, they are so yummy.

Step two - add tissue tape or masking tape came next and I pulled out some Tim Holtz tissue tape and used it to frame my card. I love mushrooms and I had this cute little picture of a cluster of mushrooms in my stash. It was black and white, but since I had my Caran d'ache crayons already out from my Pick A Stick Challenge, I used them to paint the mushrooms using the same colors that were in the background paper. I then had another little card in my stash that had this saying on it with that little heart, so I fussy cut the mushrooms, the saying and the heart out and then adhered to the card with Mod Podge fulfilling Step three - use something transparent! After I did that, I did some shading here and there and then used some stickles on the heart to give it some life!

This other ATC I did, was completely different in that I took a piece of cardboard and cut it down to ATC size and then put a light layer of gesso over top. I then again pulled out my Daler Rowney Pearlescent Ink in the same Waterfall Green and in Galactic Blue and dripped and spritzed on the card in the same way fulfilling Step one. I then took a background stamp and stamped it here and there using Archival Ink in
Watering Can just for a little texture.

I then decided to rip pieces off here and there to expose the cool part in the middle of cardboard! I love that stuff! then to fulfill Step two, I used some Washi Tape that I had in my stash and dotted here and there and then accented with a Faber Castell Big Brush Pen. I then again fulfilled Step three by using Mod Podge over top.  I've had this cute little butterfly and flower in my stash for like ever, so I to finally use it on this guy! I had this tiny little sentiment stamp in my stash as well and simply stamped with Archival Ink to finish up! Voila! They were both very fun!

Well guys, that's it for today! Again, I hope you all have something wonderful planned for your weekend. But whatever you do and whomever you are with this weekend, "Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14

Be blessed


  1. These are truly wonderful, Felicia! They are very different from each other but the colour tones coordinate perfectly. Let me know when you have some time to swap with me - when you're less busy, perhaps! My address is the same as the one on the tag swap list - I expect yours hasn't changed, either? Have a wonderful Sunday! :)

    1. Thank you my friend!!! I like doing ATC's because I can do them on the fly!! LOLOLOL That's me, seat of the pants kind of girl! :) Not on purpose, it just ALWAYS happens that way! LOLOL Hey, no time like the present for our little swap, my friend!! We can say make it an August swap! Do you want to do a theme or just whatever floats our boats??? Yes, my addy is still the same. I will pull out my last tag swap for yours and see also if you have an email and send you an email. I'm so excited to swap with you! If nothing else, you will have some fire starters! LOLOL

    2. That's great! Let's do it in August then! I'll send you some of my ATC's as well! It will be lovely to swap with you! :)))