Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge- Week 19 ATC

Hi! I thought I'd give the Penny Black Saturday Challenge a go this week. I keep meaning to enter especially as I love Penny Black SO much but I haven't got round to it. This week's challenge is to make an ATC. Again, I've been wanting to get into making these as they look so much fun but this is only my second one. They seem a great way to use up odds and ends and I love the idea of making art for art's sake rather than it actually having a purpose like a card.

I made this using some odd ends of paper from my DCWV Retro stack. The stamp is from one of the Penny Black transparent sets which I painted with my watercolour pencils. Normally I just use the watercolour pencils as pencils rather than paints but I liked the effect so I might try painting a bit more often. I highlighted the ladybird with Crystal Stickles. Then I cut the image and another matching circle using my nesties and mounted them onto the ATC. I used my Wingo Zingo alphabet to cut "us" from brown card and added some pretty butterfly stickers flying around the card. Finally I remembered I had these cute ladybird pegs so I clipped one to the top.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Penny Black); Watercolour pencils; Crystal Stickles; Paper- Retro stack (DCWV); Assorted cardstock; Wingo Zingo alphabet (Sizzix); Nesties; Butterfly stickers (Papermania); Ladybird peg (Joanna Sheen)


LOUISE said...

Lovely ATC Steph, my ATC was my first ever. Hope I don't get hooked! Louise x


A beautiful atc steph. Lovely image. Hope that craft rooms coming along!! hugs Linda x

strawberry fields said...

Hi Steph

I love your ATC! It's great being able to see your blog updates from mine now! I've added lots more Christmas cards and got the slideshow up and running so feel free to have a look. Looking forward to seeing pics of your room with all your crafts!
Fi x

Mel said...

Ive tagged you, please check out my blog for details!


Rica said...

Great ATC - love the colour and that little ladybug at the top.
Thanks for your visit & lovely comment.
hugs Heather xxx

Evelina Wikberg said...

That is just sooo cute!!!!!!!

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so pretty, I love the image and papers

tracie said...

Hi Steph and welcome to PB challenge - oh wow this is adorbale, love this cute image and the papers are gorgoeus.
Thanks for joining us this week and hope you'll join us again :)x