Saturday, 26 January 2013

My First ATCs

Hello again - here's a very quick post as I scrape in under the wire for Sunday Stampers Challenge #241 (Birds) and for Anything But A Card Challenge #11 (Things that can be tied).

This week has been a bit hectic what with tax returns and trips to the fracture clinic (Moonshine Minor has broken his wrist (he did it in PE so no it's not a snow related injury!) so my project is very simple. I chose to go with a monochrome colour scheme making use of second impression stamping on the background images to add depth. In hindsight I wish I had sprayed some Glimmer Mist through a harlequin mask to give the background a bit of interest and texture - but hey-ho I didn't - lesson learned for next time!

 Here's my humble offering...

Some close ups...

The Deets

Eiffel Tower and Ledger - Habico - Vintage Travel
Flourish - Artemio
Birds - cArt-Us - Birds on branch
Journaling spot - Kelly Panacci for Sandylion - Decorative Details
Text - Royal & Langnickel - Viva France

Versafine - Onxy black
StazOn - Jet black

Frosted shrink plastic
Black cord
7Gypsies mini keys, black
Jump rings

The charm was made by stamping the Kelly Panacci journaling spot and part of one of the Birds on Branch stamps on frosted shrink plastic, punching out with a 1 inch circle punch, punching a hole at the top with a single hole punch and then shrinking with a heat gun. I then threaded on a black jump ring followed by a second jump ring with a 7Gypsies mini key, then a final jump ring before threading the piece on to the cord.

I really like the effect of the sharp black stamping over the lighter second impression stamping of the background images but REALLY wish I had done some Glimmer Mist or clear embossing harlequin background - anyway I hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to stop by.


  1. Hi Maisie
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    I love this piece you have made it is one of those less is more projects I love the simplicity of it as it tells it's own story.
    It will be great to visit it you on WOYWW

  2. Fab fab fab, love those birds in a line... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Beautiful the cording you used.. and the birds are so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

  4. Hi Maisie, thanks for visiting my blog... Love your birds creation! Carole Z x

  5. Love this Maisie. Such beautiful stamping and I love the laced element. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. Hey , how very pretty. Making something so lovely out such a little (so to speak).

    Hope Moonshine Minor is on the mend ( Please excuse the pun) XX

  7. Looove all the stamps you used!!! :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :) :)


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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