Thursday, March 5, 2009

What Took Me So Long!? ATC's


I have adamantly resisted the ATC craze. Too small a canvas I thought. I know I won't like it I thought.

Well, believe it or not :) I was wrong! (I know - it really does happen - a lot!)
Today's Way's to Use It Challenge was just to make an ATC. Sweet and simple. 2.5 x 3.5 inches. So, I broke down this afternoon and tried it out. It was fun! And you know what...it's a great stepping tool to a card. It came together really easy!

So, maybe I'm converted!

Here's the ATC


A little bit of watercoloring, sponging, some simple ribbon and the new Parisian Breeze Specialty paper (textured and very heavy...almost like a cardstock).


And here's the card...

I added more specialty designer paper with a bit more scalloping and ribbon and brads. I'm so happy with how it came out!

So...all you ATC nay-sayers...like I was...I dare you, try one!

Recipe: Stamps: Botanical Blooms (SAB); Ink: Black Stazon, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand; Paper: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper, Watercolor; Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge, Aqua Painters, Reinkers.

13 comments:

leenda said...

Quite LOVELY! I've never made an ATC. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh MY!!! This is STUNNING!! Your flowers are gorgeous Christine!! You always amaze me with your watercoloring!! ALWAYS!! Love the colors! Love 'em.

Confession time....I too have never made an ATC. Shhhhhhh....I know...sinful, eh?

You rocked this!! Totally!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow! This is breath-taking, Christine! It's funny, I haven't had a chance to participate in an SCS challenge lately, and today I was gonna do it. Then I saw what it was, and decided not to. LOL You certainly made it work VERY well to your advantage! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, girl!!! :)

broni (waterchild12) said...

My, oh my! This is gorgeous, Christine! And how perfect it looks on your card! I always forget about ATC's, but I think now I'll be making more!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Great Job!! Perfect!!

I've yet to make one of these little beauties.....One of these days...

Desiree de Monye said...

Wow! Fabulous! I love it!

Karen W said...

Very pretty, I don't do ATC's either, but this would be gorgeous on a card also.

Jerri Kay said...

I love your ATC design Christine, it's so beautiful! I haven't made an ATC card is ages, you all are getting me inspired to make one.

Norine said...

wow this is really pretty I have never done ATC myself might have to rethink that after seeing the one you made LOL
Hugs
Norine

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is the prettiest ATC I've ever seen...JUST GORGEOUS, girl!! I love that Parisian Breeze paper...it's THE best. Paired with YOUR watercoloring, wit-whew!!

LeAnne said...

Very sweet--using my new fav paper, I might add!
LeAnne

Rose Ann said...

Your ATC is sooo pretty, Christine...and looks so gorgeous on your card!! Fabulous, girl!!

Linda McClain said...

I love making ATC's, but they're harder than they look. Your's is freakin' gorrrrrjus. I love the card, so much so, that I used it for inspiration and made one. Your color is fabulous.