Tuesday, 8 October 2013

FunwithATCs - "At least three stamps!"

Hello and welcome back to another fortnight's edition of FunwithATCs' challenges!

This time we want you to use 
"at least three stamps" 
for your ATC. 

I chose my new favourites - the 7 Gypsies stamps "A bug's life". As I love natural history books and especially the books of Sybilla Merian, who was a remarkable wife and artist, I tried to do an ATC "Merian - style".

The stamped images were coloured using artists brush felt tip pens and for a finish I gave the whole ATC a coat of DecoArt One Step Crackle for a sealant. Used on a porous surface like paper it does not crackle, but builds a nice even glossy layer that protects the image.

I hope you join in with us at FunwithATCs! See you over there!

Hugs and happy crafting,

Claudia x


  1. Fabulous Claudia, it looks just like a plate from a natural history book.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Tried to leave a comment but pressed the wrong button I think..... I love your beautiful ATC Claudia, the tones are gorgeous and it really does look like a plate from a book - gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Beautiful! Looks like a page out of a very old botanical encyclopedia that you found lurking in an old attic. Wonderful ATC. -- Mary Elizabeth

  4. Wonderful colors in the wings. Beautiful ats.

  5. Exquisitely beautiful, Claudia - simply lovely - the inking, the stamping, the subtle crackle. I agree with Mary Elizabeth - it looks like a beautiful vintage illustration. Breathtakingly gorgeous!!
    Alison xx

  6. The mottled background is beautiful and suits the stamp choice to perfection.


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