Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Aquatica ATC's

Hi everyone! 

I am very excited to be participating in an ATC swap in a group on Facebook. We were to make 12 ATC's...the theme is Aquatica. Fun right?!? I found so many cute images that I wanted to use I couldn't settle on one. So, I used 5 different images. 

The first one I made was with the gorgeous Evie from Saturated Canary. I am in LOVE 
with these images! 

The second is another beautiful mermaid from Saturated Canary her name is Pearl.

This next little cutie is Mermaid Wishes from Fun Stampers Journey

The last 2 images are Ppinkydolls. Another one of my favorite places to get images.

This little guy is Hippocampus.


His little friends name is My Fish

Kristina, the owner of the Facebook group, made up this lovely back for our ATC's.
I inked it with  

 I thought I'd share with you how I made the "water" on the ATC. 

I got the idea from THIS YouTube video. I thought it was a genius idea! Instead of using colored sprays like she did in the video I used my Tim Holtz Distress Inks...Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans. 

After I had gotten about half way done with these cards I made a trip into Micheal's where I found this Ranger Embossing Dabber which I just had to have. I am so glad I got it! I normally would used my embossing ink pad on things I want to emboss...NEVER AGAIN! (unless it is a stamp of course) 
This dabber is so easy to use and you don't get it all over other things while using it. 
Anyways, I decided to use it on the remaining ATC's I dabbed the "water" and put a clear sparkly embossing powder all over it before adding my image and embellishments. 
I love the way it turned out! You can see a little difference in the pictures below, but these pictures really do not do the difference justice. 

The Seaweed is from Cricut Image Set Animal Kingdom, the Sand dollar is a freebie from SVGcuts and the Starfish is the star from image set When I was a kid. 

Here is a picture of all 12 ATC's together. Don't let there 2 & 1/2 x 3 & 1/2 size fool you. These lil' things are just as much work and just as much fun to make as any size layout or card. 


By the time I was finished I had come to the conclusion that I was crazy to use different images. 
Only because I loved each one so much I wanted to keep a copy for myself. Next time I will make them all the same and only have one extra to make for myself =) I think it would be neat to have one card from ever set of ATC's that I trade.  

 Thank you for stopping by today. Have a great day! 

Challenges Entered
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


  1. WOW! Tina, all these mermaids and mer-boy are so adorable and beautiful. How long did it took you to create all those cards? It'd take me at least a week to made one. Bravo! Way to go with taking on this SWAP challenge. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on how you created the water. That is so genius! Got to give it a try myself one of these days. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Have a lovely rest of your week Tina. - Christina, GDT

  2. Thank you so much for your kind comment. They did take a few days to make =) Coloring and fussy cutting the images took longest.

  3. these are beautiful made Tina looks great
    Gr Karin

  4. Such wonderful ATC's. I love those different mermaids and the great background technique. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

  5. Super set of ATCs.All created so beautifully.Love the tut on the background.Such great colouring on all the mer people too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  6. WOW these are amazing all that detail in your colouring in those tiny images is just great. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  7. Woww ... you create beauties!! I love them!


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