31 March 2013

Twelve Tags of 2013 - ATC 3 March

Hi everyone, if you celebrate Easter I wish you a very happy one and hope you have a good long weekend. I'm joining in at the last minute with Tim's twelve tags of 2013 with my March ATC and I've gone with an Easter theme and improvised with what I had and for the size of the ATC versus a tag.

I used distress paints for the background and followed along with Tim's techniques for the tinsel with the heating and die cutting a shape within a shape using Dies to create my version of an egg shape. I also followed along with the metal foliage, painting it
with distress paints. My grass border is a double layer of Kraft core core'dinations card cut into with scissors to make the grass and I added a twine bow instead of ribbon and a handwritten and cut word strip as my seasonal chit chat stickes have gon AWOL! Once again I thoroughly enjoyed improvising to make my ATC work as much as I could.

Enjoy your day and I'm back later with the Alpha challenge next letter.

Chris x


Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!!! Love all three of them but the middle one is my absolute favourite, - what a beauty!! I also really like you are making them into ATCs.

Happy Easter!

Redanne said...

I always love your backgrounds Chris and this one is no exception, it is gorgeous with a lovely Spring feel to it. Great use of the tinsel behind the egg shape and of course your flowers are beautiful. A wonderful ATC. Hugs, Anne x

Nicola said...

Wow Chris, what awesome tag/ATC's, I adore your techniques - they always give such fantastic effects and one of these days I WILL have a go at some as you inspire me every single time I visit (sorry not been for a while x)
Happy Easter :)
Hugs Nicola xxx

Buttons said...

Ooooh, love your version of the tinsel on this Chris and the little dots around the egg are just perfect. Don't they all look so good together too! Have a wonderful Easter, hugs Jenny x

Taniaj said...

Happy Easter to you and yours hope life is treating you well
hugs txx
Fantastic art work once again txx

Kelly Neis said...

Your tag is beautiful. The paints are more pretty than I realized as your background is gorgeous. I love the soft pink frame and the yellow dots look like candy to me, mmmm. Beautiful tag for Easter. Can I have that tag box when you are done!!!!!

butterfly said...

Delicious re-working of the tag... your ATC collection is so beautiful! I love the background!
Alison xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...your work is always wonderful to see Chris, super take on Tim's March tag (never found time to do mine)...your box of treasures is filling up nicely...Melxx :)
Easter blessings :)

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE your take!!! ATCalicious! The egg cut out is wonderful! I am going to love the end product!!!

cathylynn said...

All so fabulous and gorgeous! lovely colors. All of your tags are phenomenal!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Sasha said...

Hello, my creative friend. As always you have created something fabulous!
Hope you are enjoying a lovely Easter x