Friday, August 22, 2014

A little ATC break...

I love to shake things up a little bit every now and then... so today I am combining Tim Holtz's Tag Challenge with A Vintage Journey Challenge...  Since I have been using Tim's products for a very long time... (not giving away any secrets.... LOL)  I felt very comfortable joining in on Vintage Journey Challenges a few months ago... and on August 1st I won the Vintage Journey challenge with my Ode to the Butterfly... and so this coming week I will be an Honored Guest Designer; next Friday... (so please stop by to see what I created and also check out my blog... as I have a lot more there too...)

 as you now know the Theme is ATC's...

Honoring My Tim Holtz's styles, products and STUFF
(the good stuff)  ...  

 When I clicked on A Vintage Journey this morning... I was so very happy to see all the ATC's...


I am so very impressed... 

ATC's have come a long way, since I last made any about 10 years ago...We use to take ATC's to trade shows and exchange them... and have groups that you sent these back and forth thru the snail mail... three at a time... and at our scrapbook monthly meeting we would take 10 ATC's and get back 10 Different ones... you could hardly wait to see what you received... 

So very much fun... and so here I go again... way too many words.. but that is ME...

So here are a few that I made for Tim's August Tag challenge and also for A Vintage Journey 

ATC's are small little pieces of ART... they are only 2.5 x 3.5 inches... and they have to be done smaller than the regular tags we do... so what stamps do you use...  well I used the smallest leaf I could find... which down at the bottom there is a 4 leaf collection on Tim's fall leaves... Voila' a leaf... so that was going to be my theme...  I love the way these came out...  the tag on the left... I stamped the first leaf in orange and yellow... it is there... just hard to see with the backgrounds... but there... 
I also used Wendy Vecchi's stencil with the flowers....  small and just the right thing for the last moments prior to fall hitting us... which I feel is right around the corner...

Thus the first ATC...
Fall is coming faster than we realize...
I put insects all over the ATC's... as the insects let us know when the season is going to change...
the ants come in and try to get as much as they can prior to the winter... and the spiders make these huge webs outside, catching all the insects they can...  I love to watch the spiders... their webs are wondrously ART in THEMSELVES... masterpieces... and  the next day, after a hard night of catching and eating insects they have to repair the web... what a way to live...  ??? 

I added a few leaves onto this stenciled flower...  wanted the green across the ATC... 

I love this texture paste... as you can make it really LUMPY in places... and so I was able to make the center of the flower look depressed... and added some really tiny dots as stamen... 

Just a fun time... hope you enjoyed these... and hope you will check out A VINTAGE JOURNEY next Friday as well... 
Thanks so very much for stopping by for a visit... and I hope to see you soon..  love it when you visit me...  I read all the sweet comments that you leave and appreciate them all..
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie 


  1. Gorgeous,gorgeous ATCs Bonnie. Love the insect theme,you are such a clever lady the way you think of things and I love the way you are tuned into nature,that's the way we should all be. Perhaps all this will start an ATC revival,swapping them sounds fun :)

    Have a great weekend

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  2. Goodness! Your ATCs are so beautiful! So many details... gorgeous colours and stunning design as always! Love, love!! Ingrid xx

  3. Bonnie, this is really stunning...great mixtures of colours and textures....and I have to love your little insects...superb! Best wishes from Slovenia

  4. Just gorgeous Bonnie!! You are so amazing at putting these collage style cards together! I am just a beginner with Tim Holtz, and I am always so inspired by your projects! I love the little insect images, and your autumn colours are just stunning!! Big crafty hugs to you :)

  5. Gorgeous Bonnie! Such a pretty collection! Fantastic color palette! Love all the texture!

  6. Oh these are just delightful Bonnie, gorgeous little works of art, love the stapled insect papers on both, fab addition! Ruth x

  7. Stunning Bonnie, love the textural flowers, wow, I want to touch them! Love all the other additions too, such gorgeous ATCs!! The addition of the insects is such a cool idea, love how you put them together!!

    Thanks so much for adding them to A Vintage Journey and I really look forward to next Friday!!

  8. Little mini natural masterpieces, love the botanical theme and the insects
    Wonderful textures and colours, very beautiful

    Jools x

  9. Brilliant and definitely Tim style - love all the bits and pieces you've added

    Hilda x

  10. Gorgeous ATC's Bonnie. Adore the layers and details you have incorporated. Many thanks for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey. I look forward to viewing your Guest Designer spot, have a lovely day
    Annie x

  11. These are gorgeous! I love ATCs - the challenge of the small canvas.

  12. Gorgeous way to combine two challenges Bonnie - love both of your ATCs - I agree with you Summer is almost gone. Have fun with your guest design spot!

  13. Your ATCs are simply stunning Bonnie! Thanks so much for travelling along with us again at A Vintage Journey too. Hugs, Anne xx

  14. These are gorgeous, Bonnie. I love the way you used the little clamp and your bits and pieces. I agree, ATCs have come a long way!

  15. Your ATC's are just a feast for the eyes! I love your stories, too. Especially about the spider. We have some fattening up in our yard that are just a joy to watch. I loved reading your Guest Designer piece on A Vintage Journey, and just enjoyed your work. Always such a pleasure to visit your blog.

  16. Fabulous ATCs Bonnie - so many wonderful textures and layers, not to mention all the individual embellishments! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our ATC challenge. Jennie

  17. These are absolutely wonderful, Bonnie - I love the colours and textures, and those fabulous little insect panels. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx