Monday, September 8, 2014

ATC featuring Aud Sentiments

The current challenge at Aud Sentiments is "Any Sentiment but Birthday" and they are offering a wonderful freebie wordart by Marie-Clare. Since the theme of one of my group's ATC swaps this month is "Stars" I couldn't resist combining the two to make this shaker-ATC:

I assume this quote is from "Yellow" by Cold Play, and although I'm familiar with the song and incorporated yellow stars into the design, the blue coloring had nothing to do with the video theme (a happy coincidence!) I printed the sentiment onto a shiny white cardstock and attempted to heat-emboss it in yellow, but it didn't work so well this time. However, I liked the effect and was still able to ink it with blue inks. I also sprayed it with blue Glimmer Mist.

The frame is two layers of a glittered cardstock; the top piece is inked to be slightly brighter. I cut the apertures with a Spellbinders die. The plastic cover is cut from a scrap packaging plastic, and the shaker is filled with chunky glow-in-the-dark glitter.

The wood stars were inked with a yellow ink & heat-embossed with Holographic embossing powder. I also added some gem strips. I added an outside layer of blue tulle.

Add a Little Dazzle #41: Glitter/Anything goes
Aud Sentiments #114: Any Sentiment but Birthday
Opus Gluei: #191 ATCs (artist trading cards)
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything goes + an uplifting sentiment

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting!


  1. I'm so glad you joined in with us at Opus Gluei for our ATC challenge, this is magical!! I love everything about it! I hope we see you and your wonderful art often!

  2. fabby looking creation. Love the rich colours and the clever use of the sentiment. Well done!
    Thanks for playing along with us over at AUD sentiments this week.
    Love n hugs

  3. Ohhhh, love the super sparkly result! I'm not sure I'd ever have thought of doing a shaker ATC. Great idea! x

  4. What a fun idea - a shaker ATC. WOW! pretty, too!

  5. Hey, welcome back! I'm glad we had a theme that appealed to you! I love the idea of a shaker ATC, now I want to make one! Yes, I am familiar with this song and I like the elements that you added for sparkle and shine. Lovely! Thank you for looking us up at Opus Gluei and then sharing your beautiful ATC with us.

  6. A wonderful ATC and Marie's sentiment looks great on it. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.

  7. Missed seeing your work........and I love all you've done in such a tiny space! I'm inspired - haven't attempted a shaker anything. Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei.


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