Monday, 1 May 2017

Mixed Media Monthly - Put a stamp on it!

Hello all and Happy May!!! Where is the year going??
Well it's the first of the month and that means a new challenge at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog,
Our sponsor this month is:
owned by our very own DT leader Donna Bowman!!

I created a set of 3 ATCs and a gift tag, using Crafty Individual stamps that Donna very kindly sent me:

The stamps I used can be found here and here.

Here is the graphic for this month's challenge, please make sure to add it to your post if you decide to play along with us!!

Below a quick run down of how I put them together:
I started with a set of 3 hardboard ATCs that have this decorated top layer to go with them. They are available from a UK company called Calico Craft Parts.
I started by creating a mixed media masterboard, using gesso, acrylic paints,stencils, stamps, a brayer and my fingers, - great fun to do!
Next I stamped the Parisien Ladies in Black Versafine ink, cut them out and coloured them lightly with Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo).
I cut my masterboard to size to fit between the layers, painted the cover pieces in the same way as the background and then put my ATCs together.
Here is the first one, once it was all adhered together I darkened the edges of the inner piece with a Stabilo All pencil to create some shadow and give it all a bit more depth. I also added some washi tape and some of Tim Holtz's tiny flowers, plus a sentiment, one of the Tim Holtz small talk stickers.
Here is number two, as the three ATCs are really a set, I used similar embellishments on all of them.
And here is number 3, all pretty much the same, just with slightly different placements.

Now after finishing my ATCs I had this little square of background left, plus one of the Parisien ladies, so decided to make a little gift tag/card, using part of an Eileen Hull ATB diecut as the base which happened to be flying around my desk, a leftover from a previous project.
I used the French text stamp to add a little texture to the outside and inked the edges a bit.
And here the inside, just the perfect size to fit my left overs....

Well, that's it for now. Make sure to check out the challenge blog for all the details of our challenge and to see what my inspirational teamies have created. And if you decide to play along, - don't forget to add our logo for this month!!!
Thank you for your visit today like always and see you next time!
xxxxx

37 comments:

  1. Your ATCs are absolutely gorgeous, love the stamps you've used! Barbara

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  2. These are utterly divine Astrid - so beautifully put together. xxx

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  3. Stunning collection Astrid with beautiful stamping and textured framing.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. These are stunning Astrid! Xxx

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  5. Absolutely fabulous projects! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. Beautiful set of cards! Love the dimension you achieved.

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  7. Such fantastic projects - utterly divine Astrid!
    oxo
    Susi

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  8. Simply lovely! Those ATC frames are really gorgeous (hadn't spotted those), and the textured masterboard is fabulous. Those CI images look perfect with your trademark vintage shabby chic - I'm astonished you didn't already own them! Lovely work.
    Alison x

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  9. Love those two layer ATC's So pretty. Hugz

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  10. Wow! Love this post. Thank you also for the forward info on products. I LOVE the frames for the ATC's .. Never ordered supplies across the seas, mostly as shipping is way to spendy. BUT! .... You finished creations are just awesome.

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  11. The masterboard you created is gorgeous Astrid and I just love your two layered ATCs, and your tag is beautiful, the stamped images are wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. Totally fabulous Astrid! Love everything about them. Not seen these Craftparts before. Wonderfully inspiring! Xx

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  13. Fabulous ATC's Astrid, beautiful images and super layers. I liked how you used the frames as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. Superb vintage background work Astrid! You excel at vintage genre!

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  15. Awesome ATC´s Astrid. I love the background and the frames is perfect for these images here, and it all just fit sooo perfect for these cards. As usual you´ve done a superb job on these here. Have a great week ahead.

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  16. Your vintage designs are just lovely. The MM background complement the vintage images perfectly and I'd love to own those stamps! Maybe one day.

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  17. These are lovely indeed. The frames are a great way to add depth to showcase your designs! Off to pin to enjoy another day. xx

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  18. I'm wondering where this year is going too! Way too fast for sure. These ATC's are fabby...love the frames and vintage feel and images. Wonderful.

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  19. Fantastic project - I love it!

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  20. These are gorgeous Astrid!! Those vintage stamps are lovely and the perfect focal point. Each one of these ATC's are amazing. I love how you created the masterboard and the frames give them all such wonderful dimension. Brilliant makes!! hugs xx

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  21. Astrid, these are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing your steps!I love these!
    Jackie xx

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  22. I love your ATC cards!! I've never seen that type before. But I especially love your master board!! Thank you Astrid.

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  23. These are beyond cool Astrid! The substrates are amazing but your work with them really adds the wow factor! Absolutely love these! Big hugs, Autumn

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  24. Fabulous ATC !!!, I love ... thank you so much for the inspiration and the work !! :)

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  25. love the distressed aged look, colours are beautiful and so are a textures.

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  26. Lovely textures and a great combination with the stamps. A gorgeous collection.

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  27. Stunning! Your masterboard is gorgeous and works perfectly with those fabulous stamped images. Terrific design and execution
    hugs x

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  28. Lovely ATC cards! Fun textures and coloring. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Oh My! These are so beautiful! Chrisx

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  30. Absolutely adorable these tiny creatures:)

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  31. Hi Astrid! Love your ATCs! Your masterboard is absolutely GORGEOUS! I would have a hard time covering any of it up! Beautifully done :D

    Carrie
    dearzae.com

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  32. Such amazing details! Love these!

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  33. Brilliant ATCs Astrid. I'ven't seen something like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Oh, my gosh! I just love these, Astrid! Your masterboard is delicious in texture, and soooo inspiring! I love the idea of the little framed vintage Parisien ladies images.

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  35. Yummy Masterboard and love all the embellishments and pics - GORGEOUS as always xx

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  36. These are so pretty. Love the dimension and all the pretty details. Hugz

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  37. This is such a gorgeous project, really lovely!

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