Happy Monday Everybody!!!
I have to admit, I am new at ATCs. I've only made a couple of traditional ATCs ... you will see those as part of a future challenge. (smile)
But for this challenge, I decided to make a chunky ATC. I LOVE these! They are basically an ATC, only dimensional. I have only made one other of these...but after making this one, I am quite sure I'll be making more. They look so cute sitting on a shelf together. Chunky ATCs can be as simple or as intricate as you can imagine them to be.
I titled my Chunky ATC "Time Passages". It reminds us of how quickly time flies.
The ATC is made from chipboard that is put together with 1/4" Wonder Tape (on the inside)
. The back and front are the standard ATC size. The two smaller sides are 3.5 x 1.5 inches and the top and bottom measure 2.5 x 1.75 inches. I made each side individually and then put them together at the end.
The clock face is recessed. I did this by stamping the small clock face from Tim Holtz' Going Somewhere
stamp set on a piece of white cardstock. I distressed it with Vintage Photo and then covered the surface of the clock face with Crackle Accents
and let it dry. Next I used the packaging
from Tim Holtz Ideaology Time Pieces
to make the recessed area. I cut one of the smaller time piece indentions out of the plastic and left an edge around it that I could glue onto the chipboard. Then I cut a 1.5 inch circle out of the chipboard and my stamped and distressed paper. I painted the edging gold. Using Glossy Accents
, I glued the clock face into the recessed area. Then I glued the clock face in place on the interior side of what would be my chunky ATC. I made "TIME PASSAGES" on my computer, cut it into little banners, distressed them and glued them in place. Finally, I painted small chipboard-"ish" die cut clock hands from ScrapFX with gold paint and attached them to the clock face using one and a half Tim Holtz' Hitch Fasteners
. I dangled a gear from Tim Holtz' Sprocket Gears
, attaching it to a piece of chain using a Tim Holtz' Jump Rings
This my favorite side of the ATC. It features a vintage child with butterfly wings holding a picture of herself as an old woman..."Sunrise...Sunset". The background paper on this side was colorized and distressed the same as on the first side. The vintage typewriter letters on the background are from Tim Holtz' School Desk
The butterfly wings behind the sweet little vintage girl are made to look iridescent by using a small Sakura Water Brush
filled with water and dipped into Sour Apple
and Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls
powders. When combined with water, the powders make a almost like a translucent paint. It really adds a beautiful shimmer. The little copper frame is one I had in my "stash" of stuff. I sized the image of the old woman to fit, lightly distressed it with Vintage Photo and glued it in place with Glossy Accents. The "SUNRISE...SUNSET" banner was made on my computer and I distressed it and glued it in place. The little organza roses at the bottom are from Tim Holtz' Trimmings
. They are colored with a combination of Worn Lipstick
and Spiced Marmalade
color mists that I made using Distress Ink Reinkers, a couple of Mini Misters
The back side of the ATC features an image that is seen on Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutant papers. The background is done using the same elements as on the other sides. The top of this side is punched using a Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch.
The image is colorized with a couple of colored pencils to add a bit of blush to her cheeks and some color to her eyelids and lips. The tiny clock parts are from Stanislaus and are glued in place using Glossy Accents. A wing from Tim Holtz' Regal Adornments Ideaology
is placed underneath my very "timely victorian lady" with another computer generated banner, reminding us that "TIME FLIES".
The vintage image was sized to fit the opening of the frame, glued in place and then covered with Glossy Accents to give the appearance of glass. I added more of Tim Holtz' Sprocket Gears to this side and I dangled a Tim Holtz' Muse Token~"Forevermore" from one of the gears.
After completing all of the sides, I painted (using my finger) all of the edges with gold paint. Then I put all of the sides together using the Wonder Tape. Finally, I finished embellishing my Chunky ATC by adding elements to the top.
The top of the Chunky ATC features particles of time. The little dome clock is a little "treasure" I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. The small vial laying on it's side is from Tim Holtz' Vials. The little clock pieces spilling out of it are glued in place using Glossy Accents.
The Chunky ATC is elevated using three wooden spools that are painted gold.
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