Friday, February 10, 2012

GM #35

For this week's Grungy Monday challenge, we are making a Tim Holtz style ATC. I am pretty bad at ATCs, but I figured it's not a challenge if it's easy...right? I decided to use it as an excuse to clean some stuff off my desk and experiment a bit!

My heart was cut from white chipboard using the Love Struck die from Sizzix. I used Adirondack Dabbers to 'ink' my Union Jack flag stamp from Artistic Outpost's London Underground stamp set, and stamped it in the center of the heart. When it was dry, I applied Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint over the top. I used the demo heart from my glitter tutorial on top of the crackled heart.

The ATC background is from the new Idea-ology Destinations Paper Pack. On top of it I've layered a stamped subway sign (also from AO's London set) and a strip of kraft cardstock that was cut using the new Stenciled strip die from Sizzix. The strip was painted with a Snow Cap Dabber and attached with Tim's Tiny Attacher.

You can find all the supplies listed below at Inspiration Emporium. Make sure you use my coupon code - stamptramp - to get 10% off your order! And, make sure you check out this month's challenge over at the IE blog. February's challenge is to 'Put a Heart on It'!

Supply List:
Sizzix Love Struck Die
Sizzix Stenciled Die
Idea-ology Tiny Attacher
Idea-ology Destinations Paper
Adirondack Dabber - Snow Cap, Denim, Red Pepper
Ranger Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!


  1. Hi Shelly! Wow, I stinkin' love your ATC, you did a fabulous job! You should make more because you nailed it! I love your heart, it's the perfect focal point of your ATC! So you mentioned that you've lived in Oregon before ... can I ask where? I lived in Portland from 1989 - 2009, then lived on the central coast (Newport) from 2010 - 2011. I miss Portland but thankfully it's only a few hours away ... hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. Wow Shelley, This is fantastic! Love everything about it xx

  3. Es muy bonito, el craquelado te ha quedado genial, besitos

  4. This is a fab piece for GM, Shelly! I do love the glitter heart and the background heart is really, really cool!

  5. Are you serious? You think you're "bad" at ATCs? This is pretty fantastic in my book. Loving the UJ heart. If I thought I could come up with something equally fabulous, I'd ask if you wanted to trade. ;-)

  6. I love all the texture! And the paint. And the ripped edges. And the stencil cut. And the colors - the red just pops off the page. Fantastic!

  7. Shelly, your ATC looks great! <3 Candy

  8. So cool Shelly!!! Love that Union Jack ;0)...crazy creative!!!

  9. creating beautiful, well done !

  10. I love this Atc
    It is very beautiful


  11. Such a wonderful ATC. I love your eye candy!

  12. I had to comment again, because I do lOVE LOVE LOVE this. I couldn't see all the detail on my phone, so I had to get another gander from the real computer. It's really cool.


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