You are a fabulous work of art

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good week! I’m super stoked to share my first DT inspiration project for the Happy Little Stampers ATC Team! Yep, I joined the ATC Team in conjunction with the HLS Die Team! The theme for our January ATC Challenge is Vintage and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I’ve only created a couple ATCs (yep, two to be exact, lol) so I’m thrilled to get some more practice under my belt! These are quite small in comparison – I usually create cards – so the ‘canvas space’ has to be adjusted accordingly. I have to say they are fun despite being challenging! ;)


I cut the ATC (2.5″ x 3.5″) from 120# kraft cardstock and rounded the corners. I stamped a background over the top three-quarters with a flourish stamp in walnut stain distress ink and then stamped a dotted strip across the bottom one-quarter in gold ink which I stamped again in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then stamped little clusters of dots in picked raspberry distress ink randomly over the flourishes. I separated the stamped sections with pink and gold paper strips and added several pink Dot Sparklers to the pink strip. The little ballerina is a Tim Holtz Paperdoll, and I embellished her tutu with stamped Versamark and a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and then set with a fixative. I heat embossed the ‘work of art’ sentiment to complete the ATC.


And here’s one final look… I’m definitely happy with how this turned out! What a fun project – I know I’m going to totally love being on this new design team! :D


I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz: #87 – New Year, New Stash
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #59 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: January Challenge – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #329 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Marco’s Gold Venicelux cardstock scrap, Valspar Brown Cherry paint card
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures and Work of Art stamp sets
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Picked Raspberry distress ink, Delicata Golden Glitz ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Krylon Fixative, Pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers, Ranger Black Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a vintage ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

10 thoughts on “You are a fabulous work of art”

  1. Fantastic vintage ATC! You sure added great details to this sweet image. Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.


  2. I love the Tim Holtz paper doll collection, so vintage! Very sweet card, thanks for joining the challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and we hope you’ll join us again soon! Donna – DT Member

    (Admin for The Paper Funday Challenges – A Monthly Challenge for all things Paper!)


  3. Leslie you’re on a row! This vintage ATC is just lovely! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.


  4. Aww what a great vintage ATC! The glittery dress is such fun! Congrats on your second ATC. That is about how many I have made. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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