Monday, March 10, 2014

Distressed Travel ATCs

Hello everyone!! Sorry for having been a bit quiet, we were visiting family. It is Monday and time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week we are having a favourite theme of mine as a challenge - distress. Tim Holtz Distress range of products make their way onto almost every project of mine, and I of course also love to distress. Speaking of that, I had a great day yesterday at a full-day class taught by Tim Holtz and Paula Cheney. It was so much fun to meet them for the first time.
 
I felt like making some ATCs this week, and I challenged myself to use as many Distress products as possible on the small surface of an ATC. I ended up using: Distress Ink, Distress Markers, Distress Glitter and Distress Paint.

The ATCs were die cut from manila cardstock and I stamped three transportation images on them with Archival Jet Black Ink. They were stamped a second time on a post-it note and cut out for a mask. I masked the images and inked the cards with Distress Inks, using an ink-blending tool. The sea and the sky were inked blue, the rest in shades of brown. I also splattered some water on the backgrounds, for more texture.

Before removing the mask, I stamped the ATCs with various ticket stamps. The stamps were inked with Distress Markers for a great multi-colour effect. Huff on the stamp to before stamping and you'll get a great impression. I really like using the Distress Markers in this way. The transportation images were coloured with Distress Ink, using a craft nib.

The background was done in the same way here, with the top of the sky inked blue. The ticket stamp was stamped and reinked with the markers repeatedly to cover the background.

I die cut the letters from grungeboard with the Vintage Market XL die, inked them with Antique Linen, coated with Glossy Accents and covered with Antique Linen Distress Glitter. The remainder of the word was completed with Label Letter stickers.

I really like these transportation stamps, and the train is one of my favourites. It was coloured mainly with Pumice Stone and Black Soot, adding just a few red details.

I also used some metal Idea-ology pieces and coloured them with Distress Paint for a patina look.

I hope you will join us this week in our fun distress challenge, and as always, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
 
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Thank you for stopping by!!

Happy distressing!

Anna-Karin

Supplies:
Surfaces: Ranger Manila Cardstock; Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Grungeboard
Dies: Sizzix: ATC and Corners, Vintage Market
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Travel Ways, Paris to London
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Distress Ink: Barn Door, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Black Soot
Markers: Distress Markers: Faded Jeans, Barn Door, Walnut Stain
Paint: Distress Paint: Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean
Glitter: Distress Glitter: Antique Linen
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Sprocket Gears, Game Spinners, Long Fasteners, Label Letters

28 comments:

  1. Ooooh .... Your ATC gorgeous!!

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  2. Annа, your creativeness is astounding! :))

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  3. these ATC's really are amazing - love them to pieces xx

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  4. Such gorgeous ATCs, Anna-Karin. The colors and stamping on the background are fabulous! Love those beautiful glittered letters, too. :)

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  5. Wow, these ATCs are gorgeous, love every detail

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  6. Love these ATC Anna-Karin! All of them! They really pop! And the glitty letters are so much fun! Hugs, Sandra

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  7. Stunning trio, Anna-Karin! Your blending is magnificent!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. So so impressive - these are wonderful! Thanks for reminding me about markers - now I have an idea!! Nicola x

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  9. Stunning set of cards Anna-Karin! Love the pretty color palette and all the shimmery letters!

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  10. What a stunning little trio of ATC's! I really like the color scheme and the vintage vibe that you created. I also loved how you gave the first letter in each word a big glittery make-over! Your work is always inspiring as well as interesting.

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  11. I love these with my favourite stamps too

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  12. Wow! I love these.
    GLITTER!! Antique Linen is my favorite glitter. And it compliments your beautiful stamping wonderfully. The multi-colored backgrounds are awesome. LOVE them!

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  13. These are beautiful. I love them. We also love the day with TH and Paula... made such cool things too. Now to come home and play. I bought so much stuff too :D

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  14. These are fabulous! Great job!

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  15. So envious that you attended a class with Tim and Paula but so pleased you had a wonderful time with them!

    Your trio of ATC's are just beautiful, as always and the colouring is amazing...I really do adore them Anna-Karin! :)

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  16. I love these Anna-Karin :o)
    Thanks for the inspiration xx

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  17. This trio of ATC is absolutely beautiful! I love everything: the theme, the colors , the stamps and how to distress this pieces! As always, a work at the highest level! When I visit your blog I always learn a lot! Thank you for sharing with us your art! BArbarayaya

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  18. Boah, I love these ... they are absolutely stunning. Suzanne

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  19. BEYOND gorgeous! The detail is stunning!

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  20. Anna-Karin,
    You are everywhere LOL. We meet once again. You know I love your work and these ATC's are no exception.

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  21. The coloration on these ATC's is crazy fabulous! LOVE the glitz too!

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  22. Beautiful background for these fantastic images!

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  23. What a stunning, stunning trio, Anna-Karin. The DM stamping is so beautiful, and the transport images really pop against the lovely inky backgrounds. Completely brilliant! Sounds as though you had a fantastic time at the class - so exciting.
    Alison xx

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  24. In love with your travel series! THe colors the design and everything! another beautiful Anna Karin project!

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  25. Ooh, love these! Inspiring too since I have several of the stamps...play time!

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