I made a couple of ATC when I was in a quirky mood last night. ATCs are great for a little creative boost (see my Creative Bloggers Hop post to see what I mean about a hit of endorphin).  They are relatively quick (because of their small size 2.5″ by 3.5″), and they can pack a lot of punch because everything is concentrated on them.

20140825_133306-1I decided to make the first one using more traditional elements like laces, appliques, and butterflies–all classic crafting items. Then I added a little twist. What if I added plastic sweets to the centers of the butterflies to add a little whimsy?  Yes, that was the ticket. I added a little lolly and an ice cream cone and titled the ATC, “Butterfly Dreams.” 🙂

The second one was inspired by the sweet little wood veneer dogs by Studio Calico that I picked up at Tuesday Morning for only $1.99! I cut out a little row of houses from thick watercolor paper (I find the tooth on watercolor paper is great for getting vibrant color from Gelatos), using a Spellbinders in’spire die called “Row Houses.”  Colored them up using a variety of Gelatos (as if the evening sun was reflecting the colors of the rainbow on them), and inked up a handful of wood veneer dogs with Tim Holtz Distress inks antique photo and walnut stain to “hang out” in front. I decided I would create a little scene from an imaginary “It’s a Dog’s World.”  LOL

The following is a video share of the two fanciful ATCs:

The “It’s a Dog’s Life” ATC  is also being entered into the Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop



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