Monday, 11 November 2013

Chunky Fun

Hello everyone, long time no see (well kind of), but thanks for calling by, I really appreciate it.

The other day I woke up with the idea that I really wanted to make a chunky ATC.
My lovely crafty friend Annie gave me these wonderful wood chunkies when I visited her the other day and I just had to have a go at one, so here is the result.

I covered the edges of the wood in black Gesso, cut pieces of smooth card to the right size for all the different sides and then had great fun with texture paste, Distress Stains, Inks and Collage. It took me right back to my long forgotten ATC swapping days, and it certainly took me to my happy creating place without any pressure. So thank you for that Annie!!
Here are some more photos:


 This is a little Paper Whimsey image, inside a bottle cap.


As you can see, most items are from Tim Holtz, it was so much fun, digging out some of these long hoarded treasures from my stash...

Hope everyone is having a good week and thank you for visiting!

44 comments:

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous alteration...loads of lovely details Astrid! Compliments...

Maryann Laursen said...

What an awesome creation Astrid, Absolutely gorgeous as always hun and I love the different small items, you used onhere, so gorgeous.

chrissies said...

This is stunning and a chunky ATC is quite a new idea to me. Always wonderful to see what you have made

Love Chrissie x

Maryanne said...

Gosh, Astrid! I've never thought of a chunky ATC. This is amazing. I love all the texture and the details. What a wonderful make!!

Ros Crawford said...

I can see you had fun with this ... who would have thought it started life as a plain chunk of wood!! Amazing details!!

Marianne said...

An awesome creation; lovely colors and details. Great make!! xxx Marianne

Rita said...

What a stunning little Art piece this is Astrid. You have amazed me with all the little interesting things you have got into to something this small. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

rachel said...

such a beautiful make Astrid - love this t bits - so many details and so much to look at! Hugs rachel xx

Kim Dellow said...

Totally lovely Astrid. Kim

Aquarius said...

Amazing how much detail can be added to an ATC, especially a lovely chunky one like this - absolutely love it. A great format to display too as it is free standing

Stamps and Paper said...

Astrid your chunky ATC is stunning..love all the detail and fabulous colours...

Anne

artwolf2009 said...

i wish I had a Wood Junkie as well. Yours is so fab, hope you find a great home for it

Dorthe said...

WOW, I love this dear Astrid,- it is just fantastic,--I have made a few chunkies ,too- they are fun and yours is a gorgeous piece with all the metal accents you added, and every turn is filled with new experiences ,to see !
Wonderful you had such a lovely dAY!
Hugs from Dorthe

Terry said...

Chunky goodness, Astrid! I have made one chunky ATC and have another painted and collecting dust! Love all the inky and stenciling layers on your ATC. Stunning! Enjoy the day! Hugs!

Bärbel said...

Was für ein bezaubernd schönes Dekorationsstück, ich bin begeistert von der wunderbaren Gestaltung!

Paper Profusion said...

Another superb piece Astrid. Wonderful incorporation of so many techniques and elements. It shouts out 'touch me'! Nicola x

craftytrog said...

So much fabulous detail Astrid! A wonderful little piece of 3D art!
Alison xx

May said...

Gorgeous chunky ATC... the details are fabulous...Love the bottle top.. & the beautiful texture... Simply brilliant... Hugs May x x x

Karen said...

What a FABULOUS piece of art!!!!!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic chunky ATC, wonderful details, design and colours. I also love the touches of metal. Tracy x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic chunky ATC, wonderful details, design and colours. I also love the touches of metal. Tracy x

Joan said...

Fab chunky atc, love all the textures and the lovely image in the bottle cap, keep seeing more elements to look at and admire

froebelsternchen Susi said...

amazing.. that takes my breath Astrid!

Chana said...

Hi, Astrid! This is a fabulous idea! Your work is always breathtaking and this is no exception! Your Chunky ATC is being featured in our Monday Wake up call on our Face Book Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/avenue613

Hugz,
Chana, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

AngelicaS said...

A gorgeous alteration! Love every detail!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fantastic - such lovely little details! A lovely little keepsake! Chrisx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Astrid!

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous chunkie altering. Fantastic details on all the surfaces.
Yvonne

Netty said...

smashing chunkie, Astrid, Annette x

Sue C said...

Fabulous chunky ATC Astrid ! Love all the details and the images you've used. Sue C x

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation!! Very original and lots of great details!!

sharon said...

Yes, it has been a long time since I made a chunky, and your is FAB...WOW!!!. I LOVE all those little bits, they really make the piece, and you always nail it with the colors Astrid, and your design sendse is perfect, another homerun!

Shirley Chillman said...

Oh to be in your mind first thing in the morning Astrid. This chunky ATC is so cool. The bottle tops are always my fave to do, love the image used. This needs to be on a lazy Suzy so you can swivel around and feast your eyes on it.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Brenda Brown said...

I can see how much you enjoyed making this Astrid, lots of wonderful colour and texture in your inimitable mixed media style. Love it.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Redanne said...

Chunky ATCs are my most favourite things ever and you have done the most fantastic job on this one Astrid. Love the texture, the embellishments, all done with your usual amazing style! Hugs, Anne x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Head over heels!
The colours, the use of embellishments and certainly that sweetpea of a face inside the bottle cap.
Wishes
Lynne

Kelly Neis said...

Love the chunky! Fabulous piece! The trinkets everywhere and the top is my favorite!
Have a great day!
Kelly

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, that's a breathtaking chunky ATC, so many fantastic details.

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous chunky! I love all the metal on it and the vintage vibe! Way way cool!

marda said...

This is just to die for...love it. Wow..I'm speechless.

butterfly said...

Completely fantastic - love the papers, and the vintage look - a great make... Gotta get me some chunks of wood!
Alison xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! Astrid this is amazing ... so gorgeous!! Love all that you've done here (but then I always do) The colours, the stamping, the embellies ... everything is just perfection!! Love, love, love!!! ox

Marjie Kemper said...

Exquisite! So much eye candy on every single side... love it!

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