I joined, for the first time, in an ATC swap hosted by the Smeared Ink Forum. They do so much over there! The September theme was Time. Use of gears, clocks, and watches in your ATC is the main goal. I can not wait for next week when I get to open my mailbox and see a package full of others wonderful talent. AND I get to see them in real life.
Left of Center Challenge Blog has a challenge right now that is NO DP, Challenge 14. You can not use any designer paper in your project.
I had a great time making this ATC and hope you find some inspiration from it as well.
I started with Very Vanilla card stock, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Versa Marked, inked, large back ground clock stamp. Clear Embossing Powder over stamped image and heat set.
Inks were sponged on.
I used a punch for the cogs and did not punch all the way through, just to give a little more dimension and texture.
Background images were then stamped with slightly darker inks.
Bird images were stamped with Mustard Staze On.
I used a template for the darker blue spots in the upper right area.
Some gears are stamped with Silver Encore ink.
A 1" punch was used on the upper circle clock and a mini brad placed in center.
Saying is stamped with Black Staze On.
Rhinestone Jewels, mini brads, and a silver metal swirl paperclip from stash, are the embellishments.
I roughed up the edges and adhered to Midnight Muse card stock, with dimensionals.
Gold Shimmer Spritz over entire ATC.
Stamps Used from Stampin' Up!
Favorite Thoughts (retired SU!)
Sense of Time (retired SU!)
Print Pattern (retired SU!)