30 January 2013

When is a tag not a tag?


 .......when its an ATC!

I'm just in the nick of time to enter Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013 which I hope to complete this year, last year I only got as far as April! Instead of tags I'm doing ATCs as I've decided to use up one of the ATC printer trays that I've been hoarding for a couple of years, it's time to put it to good use and end up with something I'll enjoying displaying where I craft.


The obvious disadvantage of an ATC is there isn't the same amount of space to work with as on a tag but I'm looking on that as part of the challenge :D. I started off by cutting out the ATC using the Tim Holtz ATC and corners die from mixed media card and I have to say that this die is one of my most used. There were quite a lot of the items that Tim used that didn't have so I've used what I had and enjoyed the making of it which is what it's all about. From Tim's tag I've taken the embossing using the cogs and gears folder, the distress ink colouring although I added in a little turquoise paint over the top, one of the cogs from the TH Alterations gadget gears die which I painted gold and then I decorated with a metal lock part, a metal stud, the inked corners from the ATC die, TH word stickers and I also added some tea dye embossing powder and bit of gold rub 'n' buff  here and there too.

 Here's how the ATC looks in the Printer Tray and I'm looking forward to seeing how the February ATC will look next to it. I haven't adhered the ATC permanently to the tray so that perhaps next year I'll take them all out and do it again! Nothing like a positive outlook is there LOLOLOL!

Chris x

17 comments:

Fiona said...

Stunning work Chris, the turquoise and gold look wonderful together with all the textures. Lovely printer's tray too, what a good idea for displaying them all. Did you win the lotto? (all that TH stash ?) Looked for a dictionary yesterday in several chazza's but only saw one and it was a modern pocket version, I'm guessing you want something with a bit of age.

Faye said...

I knew that one! Oh I wish I lived next door to you, you could teach me so much and I could look after your craft room when you're out. Fab. U. Lous. X

Shanna Shands said...

That is an awesome idea. I made my first ATC last week and I feel in love. I am so excited about them I made another two sets.... Love the tray idea!

Redanne said...

Gorgeous ATC Chris, love the colours you have used and it looks wonderful in the printers tray - such a great idea. Hugs, Anne x

Christina C. said...

I always love your brilliant work with colors....this is truly extraordinary and I love the tray idea!

Danielle Champagne said...

Fabulous colors Chris, I love that combo of gold and turquoise. Love the texture, love the metal gaget on top that seems to be "ticking" time! Wonderful ATC, can,t wait to see the others. Hugs.

Kelly Neis said...

Those colors are rich and I love the copper lock and stud on the tag. Everything just makes a statement, love it.
Hugs Kelly

Anita Houston said...

Oh the color!!! FABULOUS!!! I love it! Striking atc, and fab take on the January tag!

agmaz said...

gorgeous work!!! but excuse my ignorance... what is an ATC?

Riet said...

So beautiful Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

butterfly said...

Really gorgeous, and such a cool alternate take on TH's tag... What a fabulous idea to display the building collection in a printer's tray - incentive not to miss one out!
Alison x

Julie Steed said...

Eye candy! I love all the texture and color on here. I totally forgot about Tim's tags for 2013...still playing catch-up for 2012. I think I managed 4 of them. :/

whyducks said...

Love it!

Sandy said...

Oh this is going to be exciting when you finish it Chris - really exciting!!!!! That's what I love about all of this - it is so dang exciting I could spit!!!!!! Men do that in the South and some women if they are chewing tobacci I don't do that though. Love this not a tag, pretty colors with great elements!!
Sandy

Only By His Grace said...

Really beautiful Chris. the colours are so lovely together. I love how you have the cog and gears. I can just hear it ticking over. Awesome. it will looks terrific when it is all finished in the printer tray.
Hugs maz

CreativSpirit said...

Love ATC, your printers tray will look great when it's full.

Elly said...

Oh shame, i missed this atc and it looks awesome (:o)