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14 May 2008

A Travel Adventure

For this week’s challenge theme on Arty Girlz of Travel & Places, I have made an Artist Trading Card.

The mountboard base was coloured using Distress Inks (weathered wood, tattered rose, milled lavender & a touch of broken china) & then sprayed with a fine mist of water.

I overstamped the background with images from Non-Sequitur, Sugarloaf & 7 Gypsies, using Distress Ink (walnut stain) & then edged the ATC with the same ink. Some of the images were covered with Glossy Accents.

The two aeroplane images were heat embossed, using a VersaMarker watermark pen & clear embossing powder.

I took two of Tim Holtz’s Doo-Dad words from his distressables range. On the travel word I set a brass eyelet & added hessian threads.

The tag & wings are grungeboard elements from Tim’s idea-ology range. I coated them in a mixture of acrylic paint (Hazelnut) & Crackle Accents. Once dry, I sanded the edges & rubbed Distress Ink (walnut stain) over the top. The tag was attached to the base using hessian threads so it hangs free.

The two photo corners were added & coated in Glossy Accents.


  1. Daisy your ATC is gorgeous I especially love the wings on the tag...FAB!!

    Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again xx

  2. wow this is really unique. Absolutely stunning.

  3. Great ATC daisy. So much detail. Love it. :-) xxxx

  4. beautiful atc, love the tag on it!!!!

  5. Wow, Daisy, this is so inspiring, love your little plane - such an incredible creation !!!

  6. Wow this is fab - love the little plane

  7. great little plane, lovely atc. Thanks for taking part in our challenge :)

    Angie x

  8. Looks fab, Daisy!!

  9. Brilliant ATC Daisy love all the elements
    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge

    crissi xx

  10. gorgeous work, stunning ATC

  11. This is gorgeous! Thanks for taking part. Maria x