Friday, 22 September 2017

Nature's Neutrals ATC Set

Hello everyone! Today I'm posting a set of ATCs I made for a swap at ATCs for All, for a Neutral Colors theme.

I began my collage background from some magazine images with flower pods and leaves in a wintery garden. These lead me to think of autumn, early winter even, after a first snowfall perhaps. So I ended up with a palette of white and shades of brown and yellow.

I added torn paper scraps from book pages and paintings I no longer wanted to keep, and then used gesso to fade the edges.

The edges are coloured with Distress Ink colors Brushed Corduroy and Black Soot.

For embellisments, I chose mistable fabric stickers that I tinted with different yellows and browns, and Wycinanka chipboards that I embossed with WOW embossing ink, color Earthtone Nutmeg.

These cards went for a swap, but I'll let you know in the blog if I make more in same style for trade later on!

I'm entering my ATC set in the following challenges:

Mixed Media Monthly: Vintage. I was inspired by the vintage colour palette, and also had the lace in mind when I applied the subtle, uneven coat of white gesso.

Memuaris: Palette #28, Orange & Brown or Sand & Brown

Mixed Media World: Anything Mixed Media Goes.

And Eclectic Ellapu: Flora and Fauna / Nature

Last but not least, here's a photo of the little extras that I included when mailing the swap. I love getting happy surprises like this so I often include some collage elements myself whenever there's room in my swap envies and the postage limit allows!

Happy weekend to everyone and thank you so much for your visit and comments!


  1. Ffabulous cards, fabulous mixed media techniques! (BluSkyHare)

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  3. Very beautiful ATCs, it's wonderful that you chose our palette!
    Thank you from the blog Memuaris!!

  4. So interesting leaves you made!
    And the colores so good for our palette!
    Thanks from Memuaris blog!

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