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:

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful ATCs! Valerie

Deborah Wainwright said...

They look fab to me Astrid xx

Maryann Laursen said...

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.

chrissies said...

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

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie x

Anneke said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

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!

Margaret Mifsud said...

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

Inkypinkycraft said...

these are gorgeous x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

Dorthe said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

Lynn Price said...

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

Kathy Bradley said...

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.

Redanne said...

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

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Gorgeous!

Patty O'Malley said...

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

thecobweboriumemporium said...

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

Ros Crawford said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Terry said...

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!

JackieP Neal said...

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

Fliss said...

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

Marisa Job said...

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

Gayle Price said...

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

Shari Trumbull said...

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

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

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!

pearshapedcrafting said...

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

Karen Garrard said...

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

maria's knutselplezier said...

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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