Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My first ATC!

Hi there. Craft Den are holding an ATC swap with the theme of Zodiac signs. I have never made an ATC before, and was a bit daunted, but I am hooked!! I have made another one as well and not sure if I want to swap, LOL! I know, that's the whole point of them! Anywhere, here is my effort which I will hand into Lynne tonight. There are a lot of lovely entries already, see Lynne's blog, so I can honestly say, I would love to get any of them!! I will have to buy a folder for them, it's an excuse to spend again!

I am actually Virgo but I couldn't find any suitable images or ideas for that, but I had this lovely fish image from a Graphic45 Botanicabella collection collage paper. The background is 7Gypsies and I used gilding flakes on the seaweed fronds and the fish fins (another first.. love it, I am going to gilt everything from now on, lol). I also added a nice shiny, glossy accents eye and some gold gel pen details. 7Gypsies papers, glossy accents and guilding flakes are available from Craft Den.

My second effort, not for the swap this time, a lovely butterfly scene. Background is again 7Gypsies with some butterfly images from my stash. I used an artifical leaf from Dunhelm Mill under the butterfly (thanks for the idea Chanelle!)


  1. oh wow these are lovely well done haven't done one myself, beautiful x sue x

  2. They are both lovely. I've still got to make mine ready for the swap. Love Sandra x

  3. These are really good Kathryn!! Love the fish though with the gilding!! xx

  4. Your ATC is gorgeous, Love the gilding.
    Thanks for joing in. I think it's great that we have got you all trying new things

  5. Ok some truth here ... you ready ? lol.
    I am an experienced mixed media and atc maker (see my blog http://junesartyretreat.blogspot.com/ ) as well as of course my dezinaworld blog :) and also have been blogging for years ... so hopefully you will know i mean this from my heart ...
    you need to do more of these !!! More atc's, collage and mixed media. You have an eye for it and you simply knocked me out with this work,i was stunned to think these were your first. You are very good and i can imagine you will be a force to be reckoned with in the world of altered art/mixed media
    Have a lovely day my friend
    hugs June xxx