Thursday 27 April 2017

Rusty ATC

It's my turn over at the Country View Crafts Challenges blog.  The theme of the month is rust - and I can't get enough of it!

Today I am sharing an ATC that I have created.

This project started off as an embossed sheet of card which I then painted in Little Black Dress Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paint.

I then set about creating a 'rusty' background in the same way that I did for my project earlier in the month.

I love the effect that you can create with these paints!

Once I was 'happy' I added a little bit of treasure gold to make some of the rust stand out.

I then cut a section of this to create my ATC background and set it aside.

My next step was to create more texture for the ATC.  For this I used Paper Artsy Sara Naumann ESN02 stamp set.  This is one of my favourite sets and gets used alot!

I started to stamp using black Archival ink onto tissue paper, then once heat set, tore around the stamped images as closely to them as possible.  I also created a Paper Artsy infusion background and then stamped text onto the background.

Scraps of the tissue paper were adhered to the ATC background using Matte Medium.

Next, I gathered embellishments together.  I  brought another element of rust in my choosing some ready-made rusted embellishments.

The butterfly and rusty screw head were adhered using Cosmic Shimmer glue.

To finish I added words from the Tim Holtz Clipping Stickers.  These were actually one sticker which I cut in half and then edged in Walnut stain distress ink.

And finally - a closer look at some of the layers on the ATC.

I had so much fun creating this ATC.  And even better is the fact that I have embossed background and tissue papers left over to use in another project!

I really hope that I have inspired you to take part in the monthly challenge.  Don't forget to share your creation on the CVC challenges in blog to be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher.

Thanks for looking......


  1. Beautiful! love the layers, and that butterfly is gorgeous.

  2. Fabulous rusty effects and brilliant ATC xxx

  3. Great make Miriam. You are really into butterflies this month! Xx 😊

  4. Excellent background and love the butterfly x

  5. Beautiful RUST! Love the background and those rusted elements!

  6. Love your ATC, Miriam! Gorgeous rustiness!
    xx Evelyn