Tuesday, 12 March 2013


is what we ask for as challenge theme at FunwithATCs this time! (Please, scroll down to the previous post if you want to know this fortnight's challenge theme over at TioT!)

As I love gothic style I curiously look forward to seeing your awesome ATCs made for this challenge!

My ATC for your inspiration from the DT features a dark, creepy scenery of a "House on the Hill"...wooaahhh....anyone seen the movie? (had my hands held before my eyes - peeking through the fingers of course - most of the time *lol...).

The background was created by using alcohol inks on some glossy card (I cut from a paper plate). I dabbed some darker tones to the card using the blending tool with the felt pads, but also added them directly to the card and let them run down to create "traces of blood and decay". After that I stamped and heat embossed the image using black embossing powder.

Some of the areas that were too dark to make the shapes of the house and the tree sufficiently visible were lighted up by removing some of the alcohol ink using cotton swabs and nail polish remover. (You have to reheat the embossed image to get the shine back after that procedure).

The words were stamped onto card, cut out, blended with adequate colours  and glued to the ATC. Done!

So get yourself into a dark and creepy, gothic mood and create! And have fun - I had a lot of it making this ATC!


die amelie x


  1. Very Gothic card - love all the texture! I love ATCs, I might join in with the challenge!

  2. A brilliant ATC and I think the fun you had shows through. Vee xx

  3. Really cool - definitely spooky, and a brilliant interpretation of the theme - love it!
    Alison x

  4. Totally stunning ATC!!! And really creepy!!!

  5. Na, das sieht ja richtig blutrünstig aus. Genial gemacht, liebe Claudia

  6. Das ist wieder absolut fantastisch!!!! Wirklich ganz, ganz klasse!!!! Du hast das Thema zu 100% getroffen, würde ich mal sagen :-)....


  7. Hi Claudia what an amazing piece. Love the embossing and alcohol inks


    Annie x

  8. Love all the texture...absolutely stunning!

    Gaby xo

  9. Utterly gothic, so full of texture, lots of dripping blood! Love it Claudia. Hugs, Jenny x

  10. Wow this is so cool and very dark, but I really like it! Beautiful texture! Hugs, Sandra


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