Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summertime Dream ATC

This is my first time doing an ATC (I had to look up what an ATC was!) and also an ATC swap with SOE/SOD. Bear with me please. Lol!

The weather where I live is in the 99's and higher so this summer inspired ATC/tag is very appropriate. I used a 2-1/8" x 4-1/4" medium white tag. 

First I sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays onto my crafting table, then I rubbed the tag into the sprays and mixed it together. I ended up with 3 different tags all from the first spray (I think I used too much-but that is okay). 

I wanted this tag to remind people of the summer heat and sunset so I stayed with orange, yellow, and a touch of red. I have this interesting ribbon with holes in it that worked well with my summer theme after I sprayed it with the same colors as the tag. 

I cut out a square using some leftover scrap paper and stamped this sentiment on it because summer days always make me think of exploring (must be the dreamer in me). I added the butterfly and touched it up with some shimmering yellow Luminarte spray. I used the yellow on one of the flowers as well. The other flower I used Lindy's Stamp Gang orange and dry brushed some yellow on it to give dimension. 

The key was a no brainer-had to have a key to unlock the summer reality. Lol! Then I added the sunset orange ribbon to the punched hole at the top and this finished my ATC/tag.

I found this Etsy shop (Alleystamp) that sells so many mixed media products at very affordable prices. This is where I got the LSG sprays. 

This tag will be shipped to my swap partner and also entered into the following challenges:

SOE/SOD July/August ATC swap

Pixel and Paper-Ferris wheel inspiration=summer time fun and heat! (HERE)

Frilly and Funkie-Summer Heat (HERE)

Pinque Peacock #7-Summer (HERE)

Southern Girls Challenge-You Spin Me Round Baby, Right Round: you have to have circles in your project (HERE)

Through the Craftroom Door July 8-14, Anything Goes (HERE)

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comments. It brightens my day. Carpe Diem!




26 comments:

  1. It is totally gorgeous - so summery and fun. Thanks for sharing with us on Pixels and Paper.

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    1. Thank you Jane! It was an interesting one to do.

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  2. This is beautiful and I totally see the warmth of summer in it. Such a great sentiment and you've embellished it wonderfully. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks Buttons! I may have to do more of these little things. :)

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  3. This is gorgeous.. I love the colours and that sentiment ROCKS!! Thanks for joining the summer challenge at Pinque Peacock..
    Laura D.

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    1. Laura, I loved the sentiment as well and even got it from a clearance bin! Win!

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  4. This certainly gives the feel of summer sizzle! I love the colours you have used and the background you've created with your fibre. Flowers are gorgeous and a great sentiment. Your key and butterfly are perfect partners for the whole piece. Thank you for playing with us at Pixels and Paper. Cheers, Di

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  5. Thanks Di! It is good to hear that everyone is getting the summer heat feel from my piece. I have never worked with these colors but am more than happy with how it turned out.

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  6. I absolutely love your tag!! The layers, flowers, key, and sweet butterfly are the perfect compliment to your sentiment. The colors are so bright and cheery!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  7. Thank you Nancy! I am still learning and am working on adding layers. It can be a process, but I am sure you know how that goes. :)

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  8. Your tag is lovely reminds me of the sunset. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

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    1. I am a Southern girl (Arkansas) and had to join this challenge blog! Thanks for looking!

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  9. beautiful tag thanks for joining us at P &P this month xo

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  10. Thanks Heidi! You always remember your first tag you make!

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  11. yep , i'm late commenting this week. Beautiful tag! i love the warm colors. Thanks for sharing with TTCRD this week.

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  12. BEAUTIFUL TAG!!!.... Thank you for joining the SUMMER CHALLENGE at Pinque Peacock!!!

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  13. Thanks Rhonda! I am more than happy to okay along with my fellow peacocks.

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  14. Beautiful!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Pinque Peacock Challenge Blog!

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  15. Love your use of those hot summer colors and the layers of color and texture on your tag! So glad you joined us at Frilly and Funkie! ((hugs)), Rebecca

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    1. I really like Frilly and Funkie, as well as shopping at the store! So many awesome items to choose from!!!

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  16. What a wonderful project I love the colors, tahnks for playing along with Pinque Peacock, Good Luck!

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  17. Thanks Heather! From one peacock to another. :)

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  18. This is awesome, a really fab tag. Thank you for playing along with our challeng at Pixels and Paper :)

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