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Friday, 1 October 2010

Autumn Romance ATC

The current theme on the Artful Ideas Flickr group is to create an ATC with 'Autumn Romance' as the theme.

This gave me the opportunity to use my new 'Falling Leaves' stamp set from Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz collection).

  I used some sticky back silver tape (the type used by electricans I believe) and stuck it to some card.  I then coloured the silver side with three colours of alcohol ink - Terracotta, Pesto and Raisin.  Once dry, I stamped on a few of the leaves using Stazon.  I'm not sure if this is the right sort of ink to use as the image wasn't very clear.  It was however just about clear enough for me to cut the leaf shapes out.

I cut out a piece of card measuring three and half inches down (usual ATC size) and five inches across.  Once the two sides were folded, the little doors were formed and it folds up to the usual ATC size of two and half inches across.

I coloured the card with several colours of Distress Ink - Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain.  I splattered a little water over the top to create the white dots.  Once dry, I stuck the leaves onto the doors with E6000 adhesive.

Inside, I coloured with Scattered Straw first, then applied a mask with leaf shapes on and inked over the top with the darker colours.  I stuck on the images and added a couple of the metal leaves.



That's about it really.  I toyed with the idea of putting some text on the inside door and a couple of handles on the outside, but left it as it was.

I wish I could say we've had a lovely Autumn day here today, but I can't as it been pouring down with rain for most of it!  At least it's a nice day for crafting anyway.

9 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Very clever is all I can say!!!. I thought they were real leaves. Love everything about it and no, words and handles would have spoilt the effect. Been raining here all day too. Had to go out in it though to post my cuff swap parcel off to USA.Just made the deadline in time.Lol.

Terry said...

Sherry, I love this ATC! The leaves are awesome. I have the die cut, but don't think I have the stamps. Love how this opens up to show the romantic couple! Beautiful!

Meggymay said...

The leaves are a Fab colour and the inside is so romantic. Think you were right to not to add more.

Lotus said...

wonderful atc Sherry! So many details! Awesome... ; )
Lotus

Artyfax said...

wonderful ATC Sherry, thanks for giving sharing the details

Deborah said...

I think it's beautiful just as it is, Sherry. No need to gild the lily (or should that be the leaf? LOL. I love all the different materials you used on it - and the green and brown palette. You should suggest a folded ATC swap to Auntie Nancy.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

What an awesome card, Sherry! Great job!

Createology said...

Super creative and very lovely. Happy Autumn...

Gez said...

Beautiful & how lovely when you open it up & see the couple. Gorgeous colours. :)