Saturday, February 9, 2013

ATC Swap

Recently I organised an ATC swap over in the Hero Arts Group on Flickr. It's wonderful to see all the gorgeous ATCs that have been whizzing their way around the world. You'll find photos of the ones that have been received so far in this discussion thread in the group.

One of the swaps I'm doing is with the very talented Linda. Linda came up with the fun idea of us sending each other one ATC plus an ATC background for the other to complete.

I'm delighted that we have now both received our ATCs so I can post here. This is the completed ATC I sent to Linda.

Dreaming of Summer Sunsets - ATC sent to Linda
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Old Letter Writing, Exotic Bloom & Right at Home

I called it Dreaming of Summer Sunsets as I was certainly dreaming of Summer on the day I made it - we had a mixed bag of weather that day, including rain, wild winds, hailstones and a teeny tiny bit of sunshine. To start with I applied lots of distress inks (spiced marmalade, barn door, dried marigold, mustard seed & worn lipstick) to white card and spritzed liberally with water. Once the background was dry I stamped the Old Letter Writing on it, after firstly stamping on some scrap paper to lighten the ink load on the stamp. After stamping the Exotic Bloom I added some stickles here and there. The sentiment was embossed and I just added some pearls to finish.

This is the background I sent to Linda for her to complete

ATC swap with Linda - background I sent to Linda
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Looped Circle Pattern & Old Letter Writing

Here you'll find what Linda created with it.

Next is the ATC I made using the fabulous ATC background that Linda had sent me. As you can see here the background looks fantastic but it looks even more amazing in real life with a wonderful overall shimmer.

ATC swap with Linda (ld photography12)
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Antique Engravings & Right at Home

As I was afraid of ruining the background by stamping on it and wanted to keep as much of the background visible as possible, I just stamped and coloured the dragonfly and added the embossed sentiment on vellum.

Finally, here is the gorgeous ATC that Linda sent me. Lucky me to have received this absolute beauty! Linda, thanks again for the fun swap, I really enjoyed it!


Hope you are all having a brilliant weekend!

6 comments:

fun stamping said...

I came through flickr to your blog and wanted to leave a compliment for the first ATC, but the third ATC really blows my mind - it is stunning!

Monika Reeck said...

Love your ATC Heather and it is really beautiful..love always to see your creation dear...I was really have no time to see the Blog land...now I have a time again and have a little writing on my blog..I just wanna say HI and miss you dear...hope to see you on my Blog again :) biiiig hugs from me in Munich

Anita Rex said...

So fun tat you and Linda swapped background ATCs I bet it was so exciting to get them in the mail! Love seei g what you came up with!

Dawn Turley said...

what awesome ATC's from both you and Linda.

Trinh said...

Lucky Linda to receive your gorgeous ATC! And hers is stunning too.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

How fun to exchange a background along with a completed ATC, Heather! You and Linda both made beautiful use of each other's background. And I love your rich, warm exotic bloom ATC too! Thanks again for organizing a fun ATC exchange!!

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