Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Fun With ATC - Red

Well another two weeks have passed, time is really flying by right now.
As always a big thank you for stopping by and a welcome.
 It's that time again over at Fun With ATC's to start a new challenge, the theme this fortnight is 'Red', now with Valentines coming up you can go with hearts and love or ignore the festivities altogether and create anything you desire as long as red is a theme, head on over to see what the amazing DT have created this time round.
 I had the idea for this ATC a little while back, I wanted to have a go at creating an ATC with a pop out section, I have also really been wanting to use this embossing folder, this seemed like the perfect challenge to give it a try.
 I started by cutting ATC blanks from mount board and craft card, I then used the movers and shapers heart die to cut the heart out of both cards. I used the Tim Holtz reflections numbers stamp and stamped the top face of the embossing folder, I then ran the craft card ATC through the embossing folder, you can see the numbers come out in the low points of the ATC and leave the raised areas clear.
Once that was done I glued both the heart and the main piece to their mount board partners with glue n seal and coloured them with distress inks, starting with the lighter blues and reds and working through to the darker shades.I also went around the edge with the black. Both pieces were clear embossed twice and a couple of brads were added (thanks Suzanne)
 It has been finished of with a Tim Holtz word tag that has been tied with some string. The phrase reads 'Possibility begins with imagination' for me it was quite fitting as this ATC was already finished in my mind before I started.
Thank you for stopping by, Hopefully I will see some of you over at Fun With ATC's.

I would like to enter this into the challenge over at ATC's with attitude their theme is 'Valentine/Anything Goes'

Lexi's Creations are having a 'Valentine/Love' challenge

22 comments:

  1. great atc, find red a hard colour to use but this is fab! great pop out piece too! trace x

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  2. ...what a delicious little beauty she is Mark, yummy ingredients put together so beautifully, I loVe it!...Melxx :)

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  3. Great ATC, Clever use of the cut out and I wondered about that embossing folder; now seeing it I like it very much!

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  4. Brilliant ATC. Not seen that embossing folder before, looks wonderful, nicely arty. Great idea to have a pop out heart, especially as you've subverted the norm and chosen to make it blue and coloured the background red :) Px

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  5. This is the best ATC I've seen in a very long time. So darn clever. Thanks for joining us at ATCs with Attitude.

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  6. Love the idea of the pop out section, how clever. The sentiment is perfect for your creation.

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  7. Hi Mark, your ATC is a real beauty, I love red and I really love that embossing folder (not seen that one). The pop out heart was a great idea, so different! Love it. Anne x

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  8. A clever design Mark! Love it!
    Alison x

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  9. Very cool and the colors work well!! Awesome idea.

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  10. congrats that it works as good as it was in your mind before. Most of my pieces long for their own way and win the fight against my mind -LOL!

    fabulous piece and great to read your whole process!
    Have a good time !

    xxx from Austria
    Susi

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  11. Beautiful work, love it!

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  12. Absolutely fantastic. I just love "the technique" that the heart can be removed. Brilliant idea! Oustanding art of work! Well done Mark!
    Cheers, SanDee

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  13. Love your cut out ATC, mark! Awesome embossing too!

    Claudia x

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  14. You already know I LOVE this one... the overlapping shapes and lines remind me of the doodling I used to do in Economics lessons (shh!), and the metalwork's fab, and hurrah for the blue in the midst of all the red!!
    Alison x

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  15. This project is simply stunning !!!!

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