Monday, March 23, 2009

Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge #10 - ATC

Tammy has planned a fun challenge for us today!! Hope you will play along with us on this one!

If you do, be sure to use Mr. Linky to link your creation to the Kitchen Sink Blog and leave a comment so you might win one of the great prizes offered there. The first prize winner will get a $50 spending spree in the Kitchen!! Second prize is the large KSS set of your choice. Third prize is the small KSS set of your choice. So pull out those Kitchen Sink Stamps and get stamping! This contest will be open for two weeks.

Today Tammy has challenged us to use our Kitchen Sink Stamps to create an Artist Trading Card and use it to make a card. An ATC is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches in size. They are all the rage and oh so much fun!!

I created my ATC using Nesting Dolls. The doll was stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black on a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 rectangle of US White paper and then colored with Copic Markers. Love was stamped in Pixie Pink. I sponged the edges of the card with Tempting Turqouise and attached the antique embroderied ribbon with red line sticky tape. The pink grosgrain was wrapped around and tied with a bow before gluing to the 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 Pixie Pink ATC.

I used a white core black cardstock and the Floral Fantasy embossing folder by Cuttlebug to create the textured background. I sanded the surface before adding the stamped turquoise panel and the ATC.

Stamps: Nesting Dolls Clear Stamps and Words of Love Clear Stamps by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Papers: Pixie Pink, US White, and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up, White Core paper by core'dinations

Inks: Brilliance Graphite Black
Pixie Pink and Tempting Turquoise by Stampin' Up

Tools: Copic Markers, Sponge, Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug, Sandpaper, Red Line Sticky Tape

Embellishments: Antique embroderied ribbon, Grosgrain ribbon

Don't forget to do a little blog hopping to see the ATCs created by the rest of the crew. Hope the inspiration you find there will lead you to join in on the challenge!!!

Julie * Lori * Maria * Nicole * Tammy * Angela * Dee


  1. I love that ribbon! It matches the dolls perfectly. Very Cute!

  2. Fabulous ATC Lynn!! The fun patterns on the paper and ribbon are so great with that beautiful doll!! :)

  3. Great ATC, and a great card! I just love those dolls:)

  4. So pretty Lynn! Beautiful coloring with the nesting doll. Gorgeous ribbon and fabulous embossing technique by sanding to bring out the pattern! Great job! :D

  5. beautiful ATC, and it's perfect with the embossed background.

  6. Your ATC's are beautiful, Lynn! The ribbon is a perfect match for the doll image. And, I love how the embossed background on the card works with the doll, too.

  7. This is so beautiful!! Your coloring is very pretty, too!

  8. Wow!! I love this. Great paper and coloring of the doll.

  9. Beautiful, Lynn! I love the colors and that ribbon pairs so nicely with the dolls!

  10. Wonderful ribbon - love the colors you used on your doll image!

  11. Love your ATC and finished card! It's gorgeous! Thanks for your comment, but just so you know, the pansies were masked, not cut out and layered. :) My wording on my blog wasn't right. Love your designs and love all the beautiful stamps you create!



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