25 Jan 2012

Love Me Do..........

You know when your browsing blogland or perusing magazines for inspiration and you find something that you know you must make and you add it to your to do list and there it stays........yeah I know you are all with me here.......well, I did just that a few months ago and while looking through the challenges I would like to enter the other day, one being My Mojo Monthly challenge- Play Petite where I have wanted to play for sometime, Sarah had made a Chunky ATC and yes you've guessed it this  was at the top of my to do list to make.....so DH was given his orders to come back with ATC (blank look from DH) sized pieces of wood from his workshop... after giving him the measurements (now I had his attention) I needed he returned home that same day with a bag full......yes imagine how excited I was.....he definitely has earned some brownie points....rofl.......sorry I'm rambling again.........Off I went to my room of craft to make my very first Chunky ATC. 

I started by painting the wooden block with gesso when dry I painted red acrylic paint all over and stencilled small dots on front and back with black acrylic, when dry I dry brushed white acrylic randomly over all surfaces  and lastly added Viva Inca Gold cream in places and all edges, I also rubbed this over embossed heart and round edges of the word Love.  I rummaged in my bits and bobs box for most of the card for the embellishments, hearts and the word Love were cut with the slice machine.

Strips of music paper were painted with white acrylic and a lacy design punched on one edge, I added ribbon and buttons and bakers twine (both sides are the same).

For the back I stamped hearts onto music paper as before and card with free stamp from Craftstamper Magazine. I stamped the words to the song, well the only ones I could remember rofl....onto the hearts and added more buttons and twine.  The base foot is a bottle top as is the top decoration with an added pearl.

Sarah from My Mojo Monthly asked that we said a few words about what gives us inspiration - for me that is easy I take inspiration from everything it maybe a colour a shape or just something pops into my head....its a bit of a jumble in their....also I get inspired by other blogs and magazines, I was truly inspired to make this chunky ATC as soon as I saw Sarah's, pop over and take a look and you may be inspired too.  I have really enjoyed making my first Chunky ATC be warned these are as addictive as card ATC's and I'm sure I will be making more.......

I will joining in several other challenges too they are The Stampman - Use Red;  Happy Daze - Try Something New (first Chunky ATC); Simon Says Show - A song Title - Love Me Do- The Beatles; It isn't often I enter this many challenges with 1 make but they all seemed to click together as I was crafting.....result and another first..rofl!!

Long post hope you didn't drop off until next time Happy Crafting

15 comments:

  1. Love your blog, in fact arrived by checking yahoo and google for a comparable issue to this post. Which means this might be a late post nevertheless keep up the great work.

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  2. How Lovely and very ingenious :D
    Thanks for entering the Happy Daze Challenge this month :D
    Julie xx

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  3. Hello Maggie. What an adorable chunky ATC. I love the color combo of black/white/red. You did a really nice job with all of your layers and embellishing! So cute! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  4. Hi Maggie, love this chunky atc and the use of red/black/white, always a fav of mine.

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  5. Ooooh - fabulous Maggie! You've done a terrific job on this one and yes - so addictive. I love your bright, funky colours, distressed look and embellishments - great that you rummaged to get them! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and artwork with My Mojo Monthly (and Simon Says Stamp & Show!) Sarah.

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  6. This is amazing, I love chunky ATC's definitely on my to do list sometime too x

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  7. Brilliant chunky atc! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Daze :o)

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  8. Looks great! Love your color combo and how lucky are you to have your hubby custom cut your chunky base!

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  9. Fantastic ATC Maggie, love the paint effects, great colours! x

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  10. Love your chunky ATC and perfectly matched to music. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  11. What a great chunky ATC, great use of the free stamp too. Thank you for joining us at the Happy Daze Challenge this month.

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  12. Does your Hubby contract out? When I asked my hubby to make me some he told me to get on my horse and do them myself!! Cheek of it!!
    Yours is stunning and I will now have to show him AGAIN why I want him to make me some! BRILLIANT!!

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  13. So pleased you won the Happy Daze voucher with this fab chunky ATC, x

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  14. Congrats on your win, just joined your blog, as it's fantastic, Hugs May x x x x x

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