Friday, August 20, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities and Fun With ATC's

At the CCC this week, sweet Linda has challenged us to get Stickleized, and of course I had some fun!  I started out with an ATC for my Fun with ATC's group and ran with it.  You can see the ATC below.

If you are interested, I have some info on how I dyed my seam binding for this tag....it'll be a loong post today, so again, see down yonder.

My tag started out with the Distress Ink tech from the TJNL, just using up some ink I had left on my craft sheet, then I added a few stamps and some mists and thru it on the pile.  After making the atc, which by the way is part of Tim's newest releases of paper, I knew the tag would be my base.  I added some di inks and then stamped on Tim's barbed wire and bats, glued on that atc, added the ticket from Tim's 100th stamp sheet, and the pumpkin nestie that I cut out of metal, sanded, colored with ai's and then started with the stickles!  I used Distress Stickles in Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender and Clear Rock Candy.  Added my fab pile of ribbon and wha-la!


Here is the ATC I started out with for the Fun with ATC Challenge



And now about the ribbon.  A blog friend, so sorry...I can't rem who, told me she did it, and it was easy, so I ran with the flow.  I ordered my seam binding from here...I got white and and watched a video on Utube...sorry my link is broken, so you'll have to search.  Anyway, I did 4 colors, 1 with di refill, and I like them all.  The dark purple is the one from the refill.  The rest were done with various sprays, to my liking.  I wanted the tye dye wrinkle look.  If you want it straighter, just spray with H20 and finger iron to your straightness.  Have fun, I did, and here's my ribbons. 


Hugs.....

18 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

The ATC looks wonderful on your tag - as weel as the FAB metal embossed pumpkin and that lovely colorful seambinding!

Dezinaworld said...

Love your art pieces what fun !!! Also love the ribbon... i often ink my ribbons by drawing over an ink pad ... messy but fun lol and especially if you want it to match the ink in your art work
hugs June xxxxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Holy Cats, this is cool, Gerrie!!! That vintage paper is awesome, and because I adore you I'm not even jealous that you already got your hands on it (okay, I'm a little jealous, but in a loving way). This tag is absolute Halloween perfection in every way, and the Distress Stickles look great. The stamps rock, the metal pumpkin rocks-- geez, the whole thing ROCKS!

I never knew I needed seambinding, but now I'm going to go buy some, because those ribbons are sensational!

Netty said...

Terrific tag and such fun Gerrie, Annette x

Holly said...

Totally awesome! Love that dimensional pumpkin and that gorgeous ribbon. Now I NEEEEED some seam binding!!!

Terry said...

How did I almost miss this???? Talk about a senior moment! This is super spooktacular! I love Halloween art more than anything and this is just so fabulous! Oh I can almost smell that paper coming to a shop near me!!! Enjoy your weekend GF! Hugs from CA

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great! a fantastic ATC Gerrie and the tag with it is fantastic !

Thank you very much for taking part again !

hugs
Susi

Judy said...

Great tag Gerrie! Love the seam binding. I often color my ribbons with DI, too.
THe link to the seam binding didn't work. Could you tell me where you bought it?
Thanks,
Judy

Craftgirl said...

Gotta love that ribbon. The tag is great.

cbee said...

Oh wow, this is so wonderful!!
Thank you very much for taking part in our challenge at Fun with ATCs!
Hugs, Caro

Patty from FL said...

Love that pumpkin! Your ribbon came out really great! Thanks for the tip on how to do it.

Basement Stamper said...

the seam binding is great! Love the different colors.

Shelann said...

I love all of the colors and texture, and the glittered bats too!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gerrie, you better check my blog!
hugs Lynn

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful ATC/tag! Looks like you had loads of fun making this beauty! I really love the look of the ribbon & have seen lots of it around blogsville. I need to try this! Hugs BFF!

Kristen said...

Love, love, love it!!!! Where did you get the coupon?

Kristen said...

Love, love, love it!!!! Where did you get the coupon?

BarbaraW said...

I just love your atc creations. This one is really special since I love cats and cat images. Thanks for the ribbon info.