Wednesday, 8 May 2013


Way  back in January I signed up to the ATC challenge on Chocolate Baroque - am ashamed to admit that this is the first month that I have actually got around to doing any! And even than I owe this lot to a WI promotions evening that was somewhat of a non-event - possibly due to the sudden outbreak of sunshine...................I had agreed to demo something stampy for the Arts & Crafts committee, and thought of ATCs as small, quick, and inexpensive (alright, downright cheap )  to give away to anyone interested. The theme this month was 'night sky', which simplified what to take enormously - believe it or not, I got everything into one small  box and one bag , which by my standards is definitely travelling light!
Inks used were tumbled glass, faded jeans, chipped sapphire  and black soot distress inks, midnight muse by Stampin up, and black versafine. Stamps from the new landscape and floral edges sets from Chocolate Baroque, plus a small CB tree stamp (can't remember which set it belongs to)
 and a very old Clarity stamp of grasses (so old that it is definitely yellow now). Those and a craft mat, card, sponges, baby wipes and a punched circle mask were all I took along with a few sample cards to display with some stuffed mice  (that's the next workshop the committee is organising - means sewing, so definitely not involving me).
 A few did get given away, haven't decided which two to send in to Mel for the swap - who knows, I may even do some more


  1. These are all great - can't imagine doing a workshop and only taking one bag of things to use but then ATC's are small and colour scheme the same for all. No pictures of stuffed mouse??

  2. These are lovely vronnie and you might just have given me the inspiration I need to enable me to join in this month as so far I had drawn a blank. I thought I hadn't any suitable CB stamps to use but now well maybe I have something that would work

    Jackie x

  3. I hear ATCs calling me too........ but !
    Super glow created with the inking & I certainly couldn't imagine not taking more with me....... especially when doing a demo. Intrigued by stuffed mice.... sounds like an elaborate cooking technique.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. These are super Veronica and having one of your gorgeous scenic cards in my box of treasures, I know how good you are at these. Love the moonlight glow you have created on all of them but I think the most ethereal one for me is the next to last one. It definitely has that slightly misty look of moonlight coming through the trees.

    I feel really bad that I said I'd join in the ATC swap and haven't managed to do one yet! I'm going to stop saying I'll join in 'cos things go pear shaped every time, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  5. Fabulous ATCs Vronnie,you have made good use of the border stamps.I used them on my ATCs last month and was surprised how well they worked, I had expected they would be too big. I love the colours you've used here and the moon light effect you have achieved.
    Jean x


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