Acorns and Oak Leaves Acrylic ATC by Tracey Fairgrieve


Hello everyone, it's Thursday and I feel as if I have gatecrashed the That's Crafty! Party
 as I'm usually showcasing a crafty make on Monday's sharing the day with Dorthe who keeps me focused and out of trouble hee hee!! 

Thursday is now my new day and I have some big shoes to fill as the super talented Nikki kept you all fixated with her creativity, wishing you all the best in your new job Nikki and don't be stranger.

Whilst I warm up the seat and take the stabilisers off ...

Here's an Acrylic ATC I created recently.

Using an off cut of a Distress Oxide paper mop up I adhered an acrylic ATC on top of the paper using Glossy Accents and left it to dry thoroughly before cutting off the excess.

That's Crafty! greyboard acorns and oak leaves were painted with Multi Surface Paints and detail added by scoring into the surface with a small ball tool.

The greyboard surfaces were glued onto the ATC after removing it's protective cover.

Glossy Accents adds interest to the acorns and dots of paint intensify's those beautiful colours. The wording Autumn is hand written and adds the final touch.

My Acrylic ATC is complete..

Tomorrow (Friday 6th) That's Crafty! have some fabulous products to tempt your creative needs on Hochanda don't forget to tune in or pop it on to record as Neil Burley will be waving his creativity at you all at 8am and 11am (GMT). You may spot an ATC or two and a lot more inspirational makes from the That's Crafty! Design Team.

Thank you for your company everyone
until next Thursday.

Take Care & Stay Safe
Creative Hugs

Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! Surfaces Acrylic ATC's 
That's Crafty! Surfaces Bits & Pieces Greyboard: Acorns & Leaves
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Spiced MarmaladePeeled PaintCandied Apple
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint: GreenChestnut BrownRedYellow & Gold

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  1. Hi Tracey, sorry to loose you to Thursday :-)- we were a great team :-)
    But I must say you started out here, on your new day, with a gorgeous acrylic tag.
    A wonderful effect with the mop up paper behind and the beautifully painted acorn and leaves on top. The colors are so stunning and love your handwritten word, as well ! So gorgeous !!!
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

    1. Yes we have spread our wings Dorthe hee hee :) Autumn gives us so much beauty to look at how can we possibly not be inspired?? xx

  2. A really fabulous Autumnal creation Tracey and that's a really great way to add a painty looking background to acrylic without fear of messing up too. The leaves look really gorgeous too.
    Fliss xx

    1. Thank you Fliss, it's a good way to protect and save something that you don't want to fade. I love those Autumn Leaves surfaces xx

  3. Oh Tracey, those acorns are out of this world beautiful! I'm chuckling that we both did an acorn project today. :) Yours is just scrumptious and a true work of art. PS. The link on your blog to this post is broken. Hugs, Autumn

    1. Hee hee.. it brings out the leaves in us all does Autumn :D Look forward to seeing your project as always & Thank you for the heads up about the link, wasn't able to get online to see or change it but fixed now Thank you xx

  4. Fabulous autumnal ATC, great piece to start your Thursday spot off with
    Amanda x

  5. Ooooh this is beautiful Tracey, a real tribute to the gorgeous colours of Autumn
    Donna xx

  6. This is so beautiful, I love the glossy acorn, and what wonderful handwriting you have! Enjoy your Thursdays xx

    1. Thank you kindly Sue, within this digital age I like to remind myself that I can hand write words as well as type or stamp them xx

  7. Wonderful ATC with those fabulous autumnal pieces! You have coloured them beautifully! The stabilisers were off before you arrived... Just a day change! Thanks for the lovely wishes... I am trying to keep up with everyone's designs but not always managing to comment. Looking forward to Neil's shows ... On record for a little weekend tv craft fest! Xxx

    1. Thank you Nikki, I do hope your new job is everything you wished for but I do miss seeing your works of Art. I will keep an eye out for you next creative make, I hope the wait will not be too long xx

  8. Love how you've altered the greyboard, especially those glossy acorns - a fabulous make. You'll do just fine in the Thursday slot by the look of things!!
    Alison x

    1. Thank you Alison, the given thickness of the greyboard spoils us enabling it to be used in so many different ways xx

  9. Tracey,
    this is beautiful! Those acorns do POP and bring such charm to this piece! Love your leaving colors!!
    Jackie ")

  10. Beautiful, Tracey! I love it! The acorns are great! Kisses, my friend.


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