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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Peeled Paint atc's

Last months challenge for the Artist Trading Club was set by the very talented Gaby and it was to include the peeled paint technique which Gaby very generously provided a tutorial for.  Now I must admit I'm not a technique junky so this one was a definite challenge for me and I'm a bit late posting my atc's cos I sort of put off doing them cos I wasn't sure what I was going to do.  After a bit of a play I managed to come up with a background I was happy with and it was just screaming 'seaside' at me.
I wanted to go for something different to what I usually do and moved away from girly pretty....
I love this cute bird stamp and I gave him a hat to protect his head from the sun :D

Went a bit off the wall with this one... my mind works in mysterious ways sometimes...lol
Then I calmed down and went for a look that is a bit more traditional....
cos you can't have the seaside without birds, shells and beach huts.
All stamps and images I used are from Crafty Individuals.

Thanks a million to Gaby for the inspiration and the tut which was fab.

There is a new challenge up today for June and you have a whole month to join in if you pop over and find out the details here

Now today is a very very Special Birthday for a very special lady and I can't go without wishing Beate a wonderful Happy Happy Birthday.  Please pop by and leave her some Birthday wishes... I know she would be chuffed if you could make her day even more special.  She is a really talented inspirational lady and you won't be sorry to pay her a visit :D.

13 comments:

Jo said...

These are fabby! I particularly like the first 2 with the birdy-guy with paper hat. Fun. Well done for your successful backgrounds! x

Gini said...

These are gorgeous Chris, I love the bird shell man best of course!
Gini
xx

Sandy said...

OMG these are stunning.
So wonderful ATC and little collages. Your work rock.

Dawn said...

I didn't play this time and I love a new technique lol I really like what you have come up with here and very sea side indeed

Love Dawn xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so impressed with this technique. I've tried it several times and it never turns out right. Your swap pieces are beautiful and the background colors are just perfect for representing the sea.

Karen said...

oooooo these are brilliant Chris!!! I love the ammonite bird man the bestest!!! HUGS XXX

Electra said...

I'm so glad your mind works the way it does. These are awesome!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow, I love them! They are fabulous! Kim

chris said...

Hi Chris
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the quirkyness of your cards , I love anything different,and they are.
fabulous work chris.
ove chris xx

Sally H said...

wow, wow, wow! These are totally stunningly gorgeous! I lvoe them all. I'm off to look at the CI site, as I think I need some of those stamps (i.e. the ones I don't already have!)

Susan said...

Oh these turned out beautifully!!!! Well done, you :)

Martina2801 said...

Dear Chris, this ATC`s are just brilliant, fantastic, totally awesome, wow, what more can I say. Love them!

Gaby Bee said...

These are fabulous. Beautifully done. Love the lush colors of the ATCs. Glad you liked the peeling paint technique, Chris. It's a bit messy, but it's really fun...isn't it :-)