Friday, 13 March 2015

A trio of Tinies

Hi everyone and lovely to see you here.
Another quick post from me today sharing 3 ATCs I made for a swap with the lovely Maria from Maria's Knutsel Plezier.
Maria showed some ATCs on her blog a while back and invited readers to do a swap with her. Now my whole crafty and blogging journey started really with swapping ATCs, but it has been years since I last did a swap, so this felt like fun.
I had quite forgotten how small ATCs really are, and yet it's amazing how much you can fit on.
Each one was done in a slightly different way, but mostly involved adding some texture with stencil, working with paints and inks and then adding ephemera and some embellishments.
Paints and inks are mostly Distress, but I also used some Decoart Media Line paints and on the one above some scraps of old book paper as you can see.
The one above was done using Distress Inks only. Most of the additions were little scraps from my scrapbox that lives permanently on my craft desk and alsys seems to get fuller rather than emptier....

Anywaym, that's it for now. Here's hoping Maria will like them.

Thank you for visiting and have a fantastic weekend!!

32 comments:

  1. Woooow dear Astrid thes are stunning , I really love them and I can't wait to receive them here, your cards will live the house today too, and I'll show them this afternoon on my blog too, I really hope you will like them!!! Have a lot of fun and pleasure in everything you do and thanks, you make me happy already!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  2. They all looks amazing Astrid and as always you´ve made these into small artpieces. So beautiful to the smallest detail and gorgeous colors on them all too. I love them.
    Have a great week-end ahead here now.

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  3. Such a wonderful set of ATCs and you have used the small space so well

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. This is a real Astrid Maclean styl. Love all
    there of them. Thanks for showing Anneke.

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  5. Oh wow.. those three are just amazing, I reall think Maria will love them !
    I am in love with the blue one... this is absolutely after my taste!

    Happy weekend Astrid!

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  6. Oh Wow!! Absolutely stunning work Astrid!! Each one of these little ATC's is a beautiful little treasure all on its own and I'm sure Maria will adore them! xx

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  7. Maria will be so pleased with these very nice atc's Astrid...gorgeous details!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  8. A fabulous trio of ATCs, Astrid - Maria will love them, I'm sure.
    Alison xx

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  9. Beautiful set of ATC's Astrid. I remember those swaps as well, many of yours dropped through mt letter box back then.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Gorgeous texture and background colours on all of them, Astrid, they are so wonderful for a swap, I will go visit Maria. Thank you for the link !!
    Dorthe, xo

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  11. That sounds like a lot of fun! These are just great Astrid! You fit so many wonderful textures and elements into such small spaces, what a wonder! Lucky person who will receive these! hugs :)

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  12. Fabulous ATCs!! I love that they are all different, but still hold together as a trio. And as always, LVOE your textures! xx Lynn

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  13. Your ATCs are beautiful and I am sure your swap partner will love them. I have never made an ATC - but they look quite fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Like them? I am sure Maria will absolutely love these stunning creations! They are all beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Gorgeous!

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  16. Love these ATCs, and I'm sure Maria will too!

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  17. Coo. I wish I had a spec of your artistic talent, I really do.
    These are truly lovely Astrid. You have such a brilliant mind.
    Sending love, as always ~ Cobs. x

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  18. Fabulous ATC's!! Each one is a masterpiece!

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  19. Gorgeous ATC's, they are small pieces of artwork and I'm sure Maria will love them, she is so enthusiastic and talented. I've been making ATCs as well, but they are nothing like yours and hers. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  20. Wow you have pack so many elements and lovely texture in three little beauties! Love these ATC's and I am sure Maria will as well! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

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  21. These atc's are delightful Astrid!!Each one is so unique! It is fun to join in now and again! xo

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  22. Totally amazing and beautifully detailed atcs Astrid and love their vintage style.
    Fliss xx

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  23. Your projects are always stunning!! Great ATCs!!!

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  24. These are truly beautiful; full of vintage loveliness and wonderful textures.

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  25. This trio of tiny ATC's is just lovely Astrid! Love the vintagey, textured goodness of each one of these little masterpieces!! XOXO-Shari

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  26. How could Maria not love these ATC's Astrid, they are wonderful! I love making ATC's, I'm still in a monthly ATC swap group and getting those lovely little pieces of art in the mail each month is so much fun. Thanks for sharing your tiny little treasures!

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  27. Your trio is fabulous! I would think Maria loved them!! Chrisx (On a massive catch up)

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  28. Oh ah wow Astrid. I love these ATC's and I bet Maria did too. They are STUNNING! Karen.x

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  29. Yeh, They arrived today , and they really look gorgiuous in every details, great ART and I've them in my collection now, I'm really glad and I say a big " Thank you" to you Astrid!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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