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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Simon Says....


.... Stamp and show us your Idea-ology so here is mine. I've wanted to do a chunky ATC for ages, so when DH kindly 'offered' to saw me some bits of wood, into the garage he went lol. I covered the wooden block with sticky backed cork first, and then Graphic 45 paper. This was then inked and sprayed through masks and finally sanded. Because of the cork although it looks rough as a bears bum it's actually peachy soft lol. I've used mainly Tim Holtz stamps, - in my mind it was going to be Steampunk, but it ended up just the old guys.
I really like how the sanding has aged the papers, it's something that I've done to Core-dinations paper before, but never regular DP. I shall definitely do it again though.
This was the maiden inking for the nibs stamp, and I love the little penny farthing charm that came from Art From The Heart. 
This is my favourite ever bird charm!
And finally.... the rosette. Oh how I struggle with these, but I do now run a line of tissue tape on the underside and it does help to stop them from tearing. Thanks for the tip Tim :o) I was going to add some of the Foundation feet for the ATC to stand on, but then I realised that I had stamped everything in the wrong place Doh!
I really enjoyed faffing around with this, and I'll make some more if I can get DH back in the garage :o)
Thanks very much for looking and enjoy what's left of a very wet Sunday x

17 comments:

  1. Fabulous chunky ATC, love your use of mask and ageing. The rosette on the top is a lovely addition. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  2. FAB Sue, you have such a great imagination. Hugs Elaine

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  3. Gorgeous work, Sue, love what you have made, and how nice that your hubby helped you with sawing etc. The sanded paper is a great effect! Valerie

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  4. Wow! A brilliant piece of art Sue! x

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  5. Great vintage gents - I love this stamp! ...they look fab on your grungy backgrounds/ATC - Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

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  6. Beautiful work, Sue! I love it! - you are so clever!

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  7. This is fantastic. Will be following you from now on. Love ATC's, never heard of a fat one before. Great project Hugs lin

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  8. Very wet indeed Sue, it's now snowing here after a full day of rain!!

    Okay back to the wood, love it, the sanded paper looks fab and really aged. I love all the different elements you've used too.

    Sam xxx

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  9. Wow, super fab! :)
    Greetings from Slovenia!

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  10. oh Sue Hun,this is fantastic just adore this to bits,Hun the detail is just brilliant love the elements on this Hun,wish my other half would cut some of these for me,but he just wont,rrrrrr
    hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

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  11. I am sure glad I didn't miss this. These are fabulous !

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  12. Wow, thats a breathtaking chunky ATC.

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  13. Ohhh goodie I am loving your atc's wowzersss and your idea-ology pieces that you have used. Just great, thank you for joining into the fun Hugs TErry xxxx

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  14. Your chunky ATC is absolutely fab, Sue.

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  15. This is darling! Hmm.....guess I need to invest in some chuncky ATC wood!

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  16. Hi sue I absolutely love your work. I am a huge fan of distress inks and love the grungy vintage feel. I have also just bought some dylusions stamps stencils etc and any tips would be appreciated . Thank you for sharing . Annie :)

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Thank you so much for your comments x