Thursday, 4 June 2015

An ATC for Stamps and Stencils

Julia is our hostess for the new challenge theme over at Stamps and Stencils,
it is called --'Small is Beautiful'.
One of the suggestions was an ATC  and as its a while since I made one of these small cards, I just had to give it a go . You can find all the details here and I hope you will pop over to see what we all made.

The ATC blank was given a wash using watercolour paints, before adding a small flower stencil using modeling paste.

Next a  stencil  for the background. 
Then giving a bit extra colour  to the flowers using  Weathered Wood distress ink, then  a light cover  using White Fire Treasure Gold

The butterfly is one of Tim Holz new stamps from the water colour set, water coloured then given a coat of glossy accents.
I smeared a few patched of DecoArt crackle paste and then patiently waited for it all to dry.
This made the colours of stencil bleed a little into the background

A little extra colour round the edges  and bit of trimming and  all it needed was a little trimming. with some ribbon from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, the comments you leave for me
 are always very much appreciated.


  1. What a gorgeous ATC, love the delicate colours, too. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning ATC. Love the colours and textures.
    Avril xx

  3. This really is a little beauty Yvonne! So many gorgeous layers for one so small. I really love the effect of the crackle glaze on the background too! Julia xx

  4. Beautiful! So much lovelyness on an ATC.
    Amanda x

  5. Brilliant ATC something I could not do, too small but love what you have{aNNie My Personal Blog}

  6. An amazing project Yvonne! Love to see the steps as well!
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. This ATC looks gorgeous. The butterfly looks so real.
    Lovely frech green color. Beautiful background.

  8. A gorgeous ATC, I love the super background and the butterfly is beautiful.
    Jean x

  9. So much beauty on a small scale! Love your ATC and the butterfly is wonderful! Enjoy!

  10. Beautiful ATC Yvonne, I just love the greens with the touch of brown. hugs :)

  11. Beautiful ATC with a wonderful background

    Love Chrissie xx

  12. Gorgeous ATC and lovely colours, Yvonne!. Love the flower stencil and the beautiful butterfly.
    Hugs, Mar

  13. Beautifu ATC Yvonne ! Love the layering and the stencilling and the shade of green is gorgeous! Sue C x

  14. Such pretty colours Yvonne!


  15. A pure delight of an ATC! Gorgeous colours Yvonne, just fabulous. Ruth x

  16. Really lovely and cleverly made using just greens.
    I enjoyed reading the details of how you made it and the butterfly is amazing.

  17. This is so pretty, love the colors you've used too!

  18. Beautiful Yvonne, Small isnt easy but you have done this perfectly. Nxx

  19. It seems a long time ago since I visited you on your blog, and you really made a lot of gorgious stuff!! I still love your art, and will follow you, bewause I can really injoy your amazing work!!!