Saturday, 5 May 2012


...everything has beauty but not everyone see's it...
-confucious- I'm sharing with you an ATC...
...after making my first one the other day and loosing my fear of it's size I think I may become addicted to these little fella's...

...since learning new inky techniques from our amazing Mr Tim Holtz all I want to do is Spritz & I covered the base of my ATC with a coating of Walnut DI, once heat dried I flicked water droplets & heat dried them too, I loVe this technique it gives a cool shabby vintage vibe...

...this cute Texture Faded butterfly was lightly dusted with Frayed Burlap DI & set upon crumpled brown paper generously splashed with Tattered Angels Meadow...

...some corrugated card & clear sequins add extra dimention...

...I'm entering this little fella into The Stampman Challenge 'Your Favourite technique'...

...thankyou for stopping by today...


  1. mel, this is gorgeous!!!!! very stunning, pretty soon you will have me buying all that TH stuff myself and making tags! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  2. Stunning, what can I say I love this!!!!it is so fab! Hugs trace x

  3. Love this gorgeous card,a fabulous butterfly and

  4. Stunning ATC... I can see you getting hooked on these little beauties! So many textures Mel on this little piece is quite AmAzing. one GORGEOUS Creation! Love it.. Hugs May x x x

  5. woohoo teamie...big congrats on joining the CWC team...look forward to seeing your fabulous creations with all the gorgeous goodies that will popping through your letterbox soon...big hugs kath xxx

  6. Hey brilliant Mel and no longer an ATC virgin!!!!

    Sam xxx

  7. Wonderful distressed layers Mel! I love the green shimmer under the butterfly!
    Have a great BH weekend
    Alison xox

  8. This ATC is incredible and gorgeous. It's hard to believe that not too long ago you had never made one of these. The small size got me, too, but after making about two dozen or so, I finally started to appreciate them for their collage abilities. Of course, yours is beyond gorgeous, with the use of corrugated cardboard, since recycling is one of the things I really love.

    BTW, I really liked what Lynn sent you (from previous post) and you put together. Your hand sewing is wonderful, something I simply can't do!

  9. A gorgeous ATC Mel - I can't believe you haven't been making them for ages! All your details are fantastic and yes I'm also hooked on the spritz and flick and smooshing techniques!

    Thank you too for all the lovely comments you have left on my blog this week - you are so supportive. I really appreciate it. Have a lovely weekend x

  10. Just fabulous Mel, I love the way you have used different techniques on this little charmer and the butterfly is adorable.
    Thanks for linking to the Stamp Man's favourite technique challenge.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  11. Gorgeous creation sweetie x x x

  12. Hey hey you are well away now with your ATC's Mel.
    The craft place I went to yesterday stocks the Tim Holtz stuff so i will have a close look when I go again on Tuesday with friends.
    The link for their shop is on my blog.
    Happy making Mel.
    Lynn xxx
    One I Made Earlier Today

  13. Lovely tag. Mel, your creativity inspires me so I have nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog. Please stop by to have a read, and thank you for blogging for me to enjoy!

  14. Just beautiful and ATCs can be very addictive :)


  15. This is gorgeous Mel.

    Love everything about it. So many elements on such a small area of card!!!

    You are very inspirational.

    Hope you are having a good Bank Holiday weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Well, I can certainly see the beauty in this lovely! I love all the techniques you used and that butterfly is wonderful!

  17. Hi Mel, your ATC is absolutely stunning, I looove the butterfly - gorgeous. I made my first ATC yesterday but after seeing yours, it is back to the drawing board for me! I thought it would be difficult to work in such a small area but it is actually quite fun. Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog. Anne x

  18. Love your style Mel - great ATC! Jo x
    PS I'm having a Blog Candy raising money for Cancer Research over at my blog until end May, feel free to take a look if you want, you'd be most welcome.

  19. Gorgeous piece of art, I love all the texture.

  20. This is so beautiful. So much texture and great colours!

  21. Seriously gorgeous ATC here. It is clearly a size that suits you. Beautiful colours and tons of texture. Hugs, Buttons x


...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)