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Thursday, 22 May 2008


Karen over at 'Scrapz' posted a challenge on her
blog inviting us to create an ATC however at first glance you may have thought 'no way'.

Here are the rules she set us...

The challenge, if you choose to accept, is to create an ATC using only:
1 white ATC card
printed words
1 ink pad
1 rubber stamp
Homemade stamps (non crafting items found around the home that you can use to stamp with such as bottle lids, bubble wrap and bleach etc.)

Karen tells me she was inspired by the ATC I swapped with her ...I had used Bleach on it giving it a fab look.
It can be seen in the SCRAPZ gallery. Click on Karens Shop on the right.
And as Dottie and I love creating ATC's using bleach we set to and this was the 1st one we created going by the rules...

On this 1st ATC the background is Spray Tan (it looked better on the ATC than it did on me less steaks, lol)
Dottie then chose the flower stamp and coated it in BLEACH we stamped where we thought it would look 'arty' and then watched the flower take shape very slowly we thought ..yep we like that..
we then washed and dried the stamp and added black ink to it
Stamping over the Bleached flower giving it a shadow effect
Next we decided to put a tiny drop of water in the centre of the flowers and covered the water in sugar .. shaking off the excess and left it to dry... 3D.
Found a few words and hey presto one gorgeous ATC even if I say so myself. Click on the ATC to enlarge and you will get a better look at the bleached back ground effect
So it can be done without it costing the earth although we may use earth on our next
We have entered another ATC for the challenge as we got carried away... why not click onto the SCRAPZ Blog on the right and pay a visit and see the fabulous creations these ATC-ers have come up with.

Karen has a voting poll and so if you have a favourite ..go ahead and place your vote...the voting closes on Sunday.

Thanx for reading and for all your comments that you leave us it makes our day in blogging land.
Chriss 'n' Dottie xx


Denise said...

Great looking card! It seems you two have been busy lassies :)

Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous as usual Chriss... and you are so lucky having Dotty for company...she shounds so helpful :)

Chris xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning work I must say it would make beautiful fabric. Have you tried stamping on white fabric ?
have a good weekend hun love from sesga xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ATC...I love that stamp:)x

Kaz Scrapz said...

Spray tan and bleach do make a gorgeous ATC Chriss - you and Dottie did get creative. I must say I am addicted to bleach stamping now (and that stamp is fab - I can see why it's one of your favourites.) xx Karen