Saturday, 17 October 2009

More Lucky Dip ATCs

Finally got enough free time to finish making the remaining two ATCs for the (Potpourri) Lucky Dip swap I'm in, so here they are. 

The first one is entitled (Whimsical) Caged Bird - I found a colourful tin parrot brooch in one of my jewellery chest drawers.  I snipped off the back pin with my pliers so it would sit flat and adhered it (with glue dots) over a colourful inked card and gauzy fabric.  I stuck the fabric to a double-sided adhesive sheet before carefully cutting around the glitzy leafy pattern, which I then laid over the background.  I created a cage for the parrot out of lengths of wire which I twisted together in a rather crooked, haphazard manner (hence the "whimsical" description) - the wire ends were threaded through to the back of the card and secured with tape.  I finished the ATC by adding some little dots, patterns and words.

The other ATC was titled "Weathered" - I made a background by sticking three sheets of assorted papers together, then scratching through the layers in places with a pair of scissors to create the look of a worn, pulled down billboard.  I sandpapered all round the card and used some black distress ink along the edges.  I then stamped the lady image over some old, aged bookprint and adhered to the front of the ATC, as well as crow, cat and spider web embellishments.  I roughed up the webs as they were peel-offs and I wanted to reduce the blackness of them for a more cobwebby effect.  An old fabric-covered button, ribbon, charm and handwritten words completed the card.


  1. Crickey Heather, these are unbelievable. How do you know to do all these amazing techniques? I suppose that's the expert bit in you. You are soooooo clever. Incredible. xxxxxxxxx

  2. Hi! I am french and i like your blog. I invit you to my ATC SWAP here :
    I hope you will be with us!
    Have a nice day
    Mama from France

  3. Super ATC's.........Love the aged billboard!

  4. Wow love how you have worked the back ground and I like the idea of satmping on text :)