Vintage Christmas ATC's

My apologies as I am still a bit slack with my posting and commenting since my return from holidays.  I have been working on a special order/project as a retirement gift, it's a mini book with tags, each tag is for decorated on the front and blank on the back allowing each person to write a special message.  The book itself is also decorated and has special quotes.    I will share more about this once it's completed and it has been given to the recipient however today I do have some more small pieces of art to share by way of some Vintage Christmas ATC's I have made for a swap over at ATC's for All.


My backgrounds were created simply by tearing a mix of papers into pieces and sticking them down to create a patchwork effect.  I then added color to them using Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.


Next I used my Darkroom Door Polka Dot and French Text Stamps with Archival Ink in Green and Blue and randomly stamped these patterns onto the background before adding my collage images which are a mix of images from some free collage sheets and some from Altered Pages.


I added some further details with stamping using Black Staz on such as the Holly Leaves and Sentiments, color was added to my stamping with Memento Markers and Big Brush Stamper Pens.


To finish I added some faux stitching and edged them all with Gold Delicata Ink.  I have signed up for another 3 Christmas Type Swaps and hopefully these will all get me in the Christmas Spirit.

7 comments:

Granmargaret said...

These are lovely ATCs

Tammy said...

Each one is incredibly beautiful! Love the vintage!

Julie Short said...

What sweet images you used Danie for your ATC's. I love all the little extra details which add to the overall story.

Lizzyc said...

Gorgeous little atc's! So festive!

Nancy said...

These are gorgeous! I love them!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

You do Christmas beautifully, Danie! These are divine!

1CardCreator said...

These are beautiful, sure to get us all in the Christmas Spirit! Thanks for stopping by to leave me a sweet comment too. ~Diane