Sep 9, 2012

Good Things Come In Small Packages

"An ATC Swap"

This fortnight at FSC we would love to see what "little things" you can make.
Just so long as it has stamping on it it is elibible to win 
a wonderful prize from Marina's Cottage.

I have made 3 ATC's (my first ones)
and thought that a swap would be fun!!!
All you need to do to play... is to be a follower,
in the comments say that you would like to be in the swap...
and which one you would like to swap with.
I only have 3, so I will do a random draw for each one
for those playing...
(on the 21st of Sept)
And that's it!

All three are totally different and each reflects a piece of me.
If there is a common thread then I guess it is the colour blue, they are summery...
and lots and lots of distressing.

"Bevy of Butterflies"
Just because I love butterflies...
it represents Spring, new life and abundance!
The style of this one is using distress inks, flicking water and creating a 3D effect.

"Bring On Summer"
This one is inspired by the sea, where I live...
it is simply summer to me.
The style is splodging into ink to give a watery feel and covering with a glimmer mist.

This one has and inked and dry embossed background that has been sanded and a light covering of blue added over the top for definition.
The pins are handmade.
The overall feeling is contentment and relaxation (really!)

The idea behind this is as a follow up to the ATC box that I made a few challenges ago.
It seemed like a good idea at the time but it has been sitting empty on my bench ever since!!!
 I think it would be fun to start dabbling in swaps so here I go...


I am entering this into the following challenges ~


Diana Fernandez said...

I love your ATC's they are perfecto for our brand new challenge at Anything but a Card.. Thank you for joining us!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, gorgeous all three!!!But because I really like stamping, I prefer the first twoo, they are really really beautifull!!!


Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, firstly, how gorgeous are these little beauties. Each so different and fabulous, so much gorgeousness to admire, I adore your butterfly beauty, the colours are amazing. Secondly apologises for not visiting your blog recently. Have a lovely day my friend. xx

Buttons said...

OK Dot, I'm up for this! Would love the chance to play for the third one 'Tranquility' and will organise an ATC to swap with you just in case I am lucky enough to win. (Love them all truth be told!) Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

Brenda Brown said...

These are so beautiful Dot, no-one would have known they were your first. Love the designs and colours and if I have one favourite it has to be the butterflies, but then saying that I love the seagull, oh dear don't think I can really choose just one at all!!!
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

lynne said...

Hi Dot
Amazing stamping on your ATCs, struggling to believe these are the first you have made, amazing.
Have a lovely Sunday

Julia S-W said...

These are absolutely beautiful and I can't believe they're your first ATC's! I lovethe stamping and ink work and I really can't decide which I like best! Everyone would want to do a swap with you! (Including me!!).
Thank you so much for sharing these with us at ABAC's first challenge and I do hope you'll join us again.

Meggymay said...

Gosh, hard to believe these are your first ATC's , they are all beautiful and so different, loved your reasons for making each one.
Yvonne x

Christy said...

These ATCs are all downright BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for joining us at ABAC! :)

Sarah said...

Wow Dot, these are beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for my Layers challenge x

Netty said...

All your ATC's are gorgeous Dot and very special. Annette x

Alie said...

The atc's look great Dot, amazing that these are your first ones!

greetings, Alie :-)

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, these are gorgeous, and all so different. I've never made ATC's, but theses are so inspiring.
Avril xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great Atc's Dot
Really really beautiful
Love them.

Greetings Janny

Esther said...

well would never have guessed you'd never made an ATC before, these are so gorgeous and all the more special because of the little bit of you in each one ! Esther xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Dot, these ATCs are wonderful, love every detail on them.

Sonne said...

very beautiful ATC`s, thankyou for joining us at creative stamp friends, sonne

Sue C said...

Wow Dot, your ATC's are fantastic ! Love all three of them, so much detail on all of them. Sue C x

Gale said...

Your ATC's are just gorgeous. Great job on the distressing and stamping. Thanks for sharing with us in our Anything Goes Challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

Ellie said...

Beautifully done, Dot! I especially love the one with the seagulls!

xxx Ellie xxx

Shirl said...

You know how I feel about these sweets they are the best. Love everything you make hunny especially the ones you sent me. Yay I got them and I will treasure forever.

Hugs Shirley x x

Terry said...

Wow, each one is so different and unique! So much beauty and depth in a small package! Love these, Dot! Hugs!

Fliss said...

Wow Dot! These are all just gorgeous and the amount of detail you've crammed on to each one is just amazing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Suzanne said...

love these they are great thank you for joining stamptacular this week

butterfly said...

What beautiful ATCs - each one is a gem, and together they make such a lovely collection... I love this post talking about how each reflects an aspect of you. Wonderful inspiration, thank you!
Alison x

Sweet Fairy said...

Nice collection of great cards. So beautiful designs. Designing is so tough job and i realize this after working for the Print VIP cards company. It needs so effort and concentration. I appreciate your work.