Monday, April 09, 2007

Just one look


Just thought I'd show you a set of 16 ATC's.
I recently was involved in a ATC Chain and this is what I came up with... It's just a bit of fun..
I had to make 6 and post to the names on the list..
but thought I'd send some back to the people I get one from as well..

I made this BG by wetting the Paper and then brushing ink over it, then sprinkling with salt, then sanding lightly IRL they have a 'glittery' appearance from the salt.
I was amazed at the variation of the colouring..
The stamps I've used are all Cats Life Press, and the words are computer generated.

Today's tip - Ok, so I really like strip journaling, and I quite like it cut up like this.. so when cutting it up, I treat it as strip journaling, I put a strip through the Xyron, then cut it up into smaller pieces, after it's sticky. It's saves a lot of mucking around trying to put so many little words through the Xyron.

17 comments:

Tara said...

Nice!

I do something similar, but instead of putting the strip through the xyron, I put a piece of dst on it then cut it and then pull of the backing as I need the words.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh that's a fab idea too tara...
thanks for that :o)

Janine said...

they look fabbo Gillian!!

Heather the Blether said...

ab fab as ever... just started doing some ATC's so thanx for the amazing inspiration. Hope you and yours are all well
take care
Heather
xxx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wonderful ATC's Gillina and great tips for the journalling words form Tara and yourself!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

oh Gillian
these are just fabulous! love the image and colors (not to mention the song lyrics)!

soooooo scrummy indeed! :)

manicstamper said...

Oooooooh I like very much Gillian....the eye stamps are fab.
Thanks so much for the tip on strip journalling it will come in very handy

Leni said...

pretty ATC's.

1craftygal said...

Funny...I've had my xyron for 2 years now and have YET to take it out of the box. Thanks for the inspiration...now I'm going to have to use it! LOL Great eyeball cards!

Paula said...

How lovely are they!!!
I have posted my inter team challenge now. The cinderella was done on a budget as well but I didn't state clearly on the blog which was which, sorry!!
The £5 one is of Port Macquarie.

Kimberly White said...

These are beautiful Gillian! Have a great day! Kim

Stacy said...

oh those are gorgeous!!! love the eyes!!

Lara said...

cool tip! have to get an xyron soon! need it for fiddly lettering mostly

audrey h. said...

Gillian...these are fabulous :o)

Maisymary's Findings said...

Great tip on the journaling strips Gill ! I havent tried this yet ! must do it someday ! sooon !

ttfn, Pearl

Wife2TJ said...

Very neat! One day I'm going to have to try to make an ATC!

Godelieve said...

One of these was in my letterbox today... VERY nice,super gorgeous surprise! Thanks Gillian!