Love, Peace & Happiness ATC’s by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

I have a set of ATC’s for you this week, little pieces of art that are 2.5” x 3.5”. The ATC’s have been cut from left over painted kraft card that I used to cover the shrine that I made as my inspirational piece for this fortnights challenge theme which is ‘anything but a card’, you still have time to play and also be in with a chance to be the winner of a £20 That’s Crafty! vouchers, you will find all the details HERE.

Here’s What I Did:

Even though I’ve used left overs originally the Kraft card was gelli printed using shades of blue lightening down to white on the Gelli Plate. Into the wet paint I then stamped one of the Carabelle Studio unmounted printing stamps. They are different to normal stamps as any text is reversed so that when you take a print it is then the correct way. I cut the card into 3 ATC’s. I then selected several different heart stamps, all from Carabelle Studio. 

I wanted to stamp and colour directly onto the ATC so to do this technique required the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to allow me to lightly stamp the image then paint the heart with red Dylusions paint, and then stamp over the top of the painted heart to put all the detail of the stamp back in (just remember not to remove your stamp or card until you are finished). I did this with 3 designs of hearts. I then added some additional stamping with black Archival ink. I stamped some bits onto a book page and cut out and added. I then stamped the word, cut out and added one word to each ATC. Some torn strips of washi tape finish these off.

Any background scraps that I have, if they are big enough, I always cut down to ATC size and keep for another day!

What I Used:

PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints - Blue’s and White
Carabelle Studio Stamps - Art Mailing, Je Cree donc je suis, Doodle Art & Hearts and Pebbles (designed by Zorrotte)
Book Page

Thanks and see you next Tuesday


Amanda X

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  1. Oooh these are delicious little pieces of fabulousness, love them :)
    Donna xx

  2. Absolutely lovely Amanda. I love those colours together. Favs at the moment. x

  3. They are wonderful ATC`s - speaks from the heart, with very important words... Love them!!
    Dorthe xx

  4. These are beautiful Amanda. Lovely detail and love the pop of red against the cool blue background.
    Fliss xx

  5. Super ATC's Amanda, one of my fav past times.. Greatly created!!
    Hugs Tracey xx

  6. Eye catching on my blog feed! Great work Amanda x

  7. Terrific ATCs - the painting and restamping technique is so clever - one of the first things I'll try if I ever get round to getting the platform unpacked! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Alison x


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