4 July 2012

Finally finished!

Hello all and happy 4th July to all in and out of the USA ('tis my FIL's birthday too so more reasons to celebrate).  An uber-quick post today as work beckons. Hmmph.

So I finally finished my OH's ATC inspiration/birthday project. For those out of this loop my better half celebrated (if that's what you can call it when you're on a course at work) his birthday last week. He is also going through a major training course too and needs as much motivation as he can get to keep him positive. So I decided to ditch the ususal card idea and create a set of ATC sized tags that will tuck into his locker - a sort of happy reminder of home/source of motivation all in one little package. And here is the last of those ATC's...

The background started life as white card onto which I stamped and clear embossed some Artemio script in various colours. It then had a swipe of Walnut Stain DI and a spritz with CS Silver Shimmer Mist (wiped away from the clear embossed script.

Each of the sayings (Sam Poole Art Sayings) was stamped onto coloured card with Walnut Stain, except for Life's Lessons as this was the 'title' for the piece.

I had to add aluminium leaves coloured with alcohol inks/white mixative to make it hang together properly.

So there we have it - finished on time and well received (I'm happy/relieved to report!)

Hope you've enjoyed the creative journey with these. I've learned so much along the way.
Hugs to you all and thanks for all your lovely comments. Buttons x


  1. Of course those ATCs were well received - they are all great and lots of thought has obviously gone into making them as well as the interesting techniques.

  2. What a fabulous page! What a fabulous creation! You should be so proud of what you have made - it is really fabulous. Well done you.
    Hugs, Neet xx
    ps the leaves were just the right thing to bring it all together.

  3. Yay what a fabulous set of ATC's, I'm sure your words of inspiration will get him through the dreaded works training course x

  4. It is a true masterpiece and I bet he know exactly how much love and care you poured into it. Your last Atc is, I think, my favourite because it is so striking with all those inspirational words and finishes the whole thing off so beautifully. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. What total and absolute gorgeousness. I am sure you husband will be joyful each time he looks at the beautiful gift you have created for him. I love the idea of the little treasures of motivation - because sometimes to get to the end of a long course can seem insurmountable.
    I am certain that you have proved the power of YOU with your mini masterpieces.

  6. Absolutely Fabulous...Your husband is sure to be inspired and lifted by the sentiments...Gorgeous artwork!

  7. ...such beautiful work, every piece along the way is gorgeous and this final piece is the perfect finishing touch for this super prezzie...so loVing your work Buttons...Mel :)

  8. WOW what a fabulous gift to receive, I hope your hubby really really appreciates all the work you've put into these very inspirational atc's.

    Sam xxx

  9. I Just love this project Buttons and it's lovely to see the finished piece. Vicky x

    By the way, thank you for your good wishes for my son. He's fine now that he's been rebuilt and we're keeping fingers crossed for no infections.

  10. Hi Buttons, thanks for stopping by via Mels. love the atc's, what a great present. the post below as well is fab, I remember the exhibit at kew, the glass shapes and forms were mind blowing.


  11. Wow...I didn't realize this was going to be a mini book, and all for a gift!!! Fantastic! Very inspirational indeed!!!

  12. What a lovely idea, it looks brilliant

  13. These look absolutely amazing! So many techniques packed into a little ATC. I'm not surprised to hear they were well received. I'm now following so I can follow more of your creative journey :)


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