Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Tiny Pieces Of Art.........

.......Is often how I refer to ATC's and that's just what I have created for The Play Date Cafe Challenge and this week I did struggle a little with the colour choices LOL.
Our inspiration picture below highlights just how well these colours do blend together but I still found it difficult, I think it was the lime.
My first ATC is created using a foam stamp from Prima by Donna Downey which I have stamped with red acrylic paint.
I have covered the ATC with grey paper from Tim's Vintage Shabby paper stash and machine stitched into place with red thread.  Lime buttons accent the centres of the flower and I have made a dimensional flower from red ribbon.  To complete, I have added trinket beads from Maya Road to the bottom of the ATC.
My second ATC has stamped images from Memory Box; the umbelliferous flowers have been stamped with stone gray StazOn ink and once again the ATC has been covered with the same grey paper as before and machine stitched into place.
The owls have been stamped with grey ink and paper pieced together along with lime gems for the eyes. I have added two hearts, one from red card and one has had clear UTEE added which darkens the colour somewhat. To complete, I have added two pewter owls from the bottom of the ATC.  These may be small pieces but I still seem to have taken an age to make them, I must be a slow worker LOL.  Enjoy your week, I'm off to do some more digging in the garden, Tracy x x

18 comments:

Netty said...

To make a really special ATC does take ages and ages and these are both very special. Love them. Annette x

Juls said...

Hi Tracy,

I am still playing catchup in blogland at the moment! Loving having a good nosey round your blog to see everything I have missed ... I do love your blog you have such a fabulous mix of stlyes and projects!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE, your sewing room, its just fabulous, Sewing was my first love so I am always drawn to these king of projects, each detail is amazing!! I loved the touch of lace wrapped round the cotton reel.

I also adore your altered alice box, such a fabulous work of art!!

Loving this project too, it so fun and funky, loving the touches of red!

Hugs Juls

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fabulous ATCs Tracy, they ARE works of Art, both of them. I love the little pewter owls, I haven't seen owls like those before. The little details on each ATC are really interesting, and I enjoyed reading about them. Thanks for sharing, Judith xx

craftytrog said...

These are both beautiful Tracy! Those colours are fab, would never think to put them together! x

Barb Cady said...

Love these Tracy, especially the use of stitching and the ribbon flower. I must try and have a go at the play date challenge as you have inspired me! Hope I can find some lime green!

Wendy said...

Lovely lovely lovely...............

Meggymay said...

Your ATC's are gorgeous, real works of art.

flutterbycrafter said...

These are gorgeous pieces of art and I agree with you, it takes me just as long to do an ATC as a full journal page xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab ATC's love all the added embellies!

Ruby said...

I really should make an ATC! I think I've said that before here! Lovely inspiration as usual Tracy! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Lori said...

Wonderful little pieces of art, Tracy!

Fiona said...

Love ATC's Tracy, and love your ATC's!! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week :)

Jinny Newlin said...

I'm always in awe of your beautiful creations, Tracy! LOVE all the elements you're able to add and still make them cohesively brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I am again without words!! Your creations always make me gasp! LOVE these elements--and the gems at the bottom...love that little owl! LOVE that these are ATCs---packed with beauty!! Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Colleen Dietrich said...

I can sense the fun you had creating these ATCs, Tracy. They are really, really neat pieces of art! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe. :)

Michele Gross said...

Wow! These are tiny pieces of art! Wonderfully designed and such a fun perspective on the colors! Happy to have you with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Lynn Stevens said...

A tough color combination, you did great with it though!
hugs Lynn

Suzanne C said...

Love how you mix your medias! There is always great inspiration when I come to see what you have done! Beautiful!