20 Dec 2011

A Cold and Frosty Night...............

............Christmas ATC's
Christmas is coming.........phew weekend over and already it is Tuesday and 4 days 'till Santa comes and we can all relax mmmmmmm.....anyway last night I realised I hadn't made my ATC for Wicked Wednesday theme this week is #10 Christmas or Winter Holidays so I spent a relaxing time in my little craft (looks like a bomb has gone off in there) room.  As you know I followed Tim's 12 Tags of Cristmas and in a container I had all sorts of little bits and pieces left over waiting for me to use up so this was my inspiration for my ATC's.

Background was inked with DI tumbled glass, stormy skies, frayed burlap, vintage photo, snow is torn card with stickles added to top, trees were stamped (TH) in pine needles, snow was added with white pen finally the Deer had been cut from metal with TH alterations movers and shapers die embossed and painted with white paint and sanded back to show metal, a little piece of tinsel was added around the neck, Merry Christmas was Dymo tape and stapled on to ATC edges inke with frayed burlap.  I really love this little Deer.....I got a little bit lost in the moment and didn't know when to stop........ended up with 3 altogether so will share them with you too..
ATC #2
Background was made with DI shabby shutters and pine needles, Merry Christmas stamped and embossed in black, the holly leaves are made with glassine paper...love this paper.....and coloured with alcohol inks and scrunched which I had cut out by hand, berries are beads coloured with alcohol inks, ribbon dyed with walnut stain and crumbled tied in bow and added twine bow
ATC #3
More rummaging in my container and I found part of a candle which I painted and added stickles too, I had lots of foliage left over and arranged this around the candle added a piece of Victorian lace tied with twine, the metal JOY is from my stash and I painted this with acrylic paint in green and added red berries, background was made with DI frayed burlip and antique linen for a soft colour I over stamped this lightly with a music stamp and added tissue tape around the edges.....
My inspiration and some  of the techniques come from Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas which I really enjoyed doing and of course learning new techniques too.

Also linking to Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes
Tim Holtz products used: Dies TH festive greenery, movers and shapers, candle stick, pine cone, tissue tape, Distress Inks,
Others ribbon, metal charm beads from stash

Got to dash now DH pressies to wrap while he is at work!!!!

bye for now


  1. ooooh Maggie, these are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesdays! :) Merry Christmas! xo

  2. All 3 are awesome! I love it when creativity just runs away with you :)

  3. All your ATC's are fantastic, thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.
    Happy Christmas from Yvonne/Meggymay

  4. Terrific ATC's Maggie. Have a good Christmas.....feet up you say.....oooh I wish......lol x

  5. These are all simply stunning Maggie! Hope you have a wonderful festive weekend! xx

  6. Wow, all your creations are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Kelly (Guest DT member). Merry Christmas!


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