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Friday, February 27, 2009

Tree ATC -- Post Number 100! Wow!!

I don't usually make ATCs. I find the small work area intimidating. Well, I stamped this tree (I Brake for Stamps) onto this nifty little chalk ink background I made with the intention of making a card.
I decided that the tree would stand out better in a smaller venue. we are.... an Artful Mama ATC. Write this day down, probably won't happen again for a while! LOL!!!
I used chalk inks to make the background. I just smeared them around a bit. I also stamped the tree image with chalk inks. I used about 4 different colors on the stamp... all in the orangy-brown family. I inked the edges of the layers with Distress Inks. I like the contrast between the subtle chalk inks and the ka-pow of the distress inks. Distress inks are really quite bright and intense!! The sentiment is a rub on ( I thought it was fitting of an old, mighty oak tree) The flourish in the corner is grungeboard colored with distress ink and then smeared with distress stickles. :)
I suppose I should have a little giveaway for my 100th post! Whoopie! Leave a comment with your email address and I'll draw a random winner next Friday, March 6. I'll send the winner this ATC and a few other little goodies!! :)
Thanks for following along with me on my artistic journey!!


  1. Susan,
    I love this!!! And...congrats on the 100th post on your blog. You have a wonderful blog and I really enjoy visiting it regularly.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I don't do ATC's either, but this certainly is an inspiration!

    Faith in Florida

  3. I luv doing ATC's and I love the composition of this one your work is awesome :)

  4. Congrats!!

    Love your blog.


  5. thats really cute!! Love the tree!

  6. Congrats on hitting 100! Your ATC is really cute. I like that oak tree.

  7. How exciting, Susan,congratulations;
    your followers are growing! The ATC turned out great. Thanks for posting and your blog candy!!


  8. the tree is magnificent. I do think at ATC shows it off best.

  9. Oh Susan, the ATC is absolutely gorgeous. Choose me please...Love, Audrey

  10. lindaablkb@yahoo.comFebruary 28, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Congratulations! What a beautiful ATC, hope I win!!

  11. Congrats Susan on your 100th post and I love your ATC and the verse fits so well.

  12. Congratulations and great ATC.
    I have been on an ATC frenzy these past couple of weeks. :-)


  13. Oh Oh don't want to missout forgot to leave my email

  14. Congrats on your 100th post. I always enjoy stopping by on your blog.

  15. Hey ,
    Sounds great that you know all about your stuff! Its intriguing when you speak to someone who knows what they speak about, as oppose to reciting it from someone else they learned from. I can see you are very experienced and with your credentials it is quite obvious that you will make it far in life, or have already made it far in life :)

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  17. Saving this to my reading list (you gotta love the new Safari feature on iOS 5!). Great post.... P.S. Happy Friday, everyone :)