Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A is for Amber


I've made my next ATC for The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - this fortnight the letter is A.  Lots of choice this week and I made a note of all the words that jumped out of the dictionary at me and tried to do something that fit as many words as possible.


 The background stamp is an Ancient calligraphy stamp from The Artistic Stamper embossed in gold (Alchemy) and onto a white ATC (Alb....  words are all white).  The main focus and my word is AMBER.


I cooked some clear UTEE in the melt pot, added some more UTEE stained with Wild Honey Distress Stain and mixed vigorously to create a few bubbles. I threw in some tiny bits of weed from the garden and then poured into a bezel.  It's backed with some card coloured with Wild Honey Stain to add to the depth of colour.


I've edged my ATC with Azure Stazon and finished with some Azure ribbon, the dictionary definition and alcohol inked Thicker. 

I've just seen that over on The Artistic Stamper Challenge Blog the theme for May is WORDS - as I've used their calligraphy stamp and words out of a dictionary then I think this fits nicely.  Hope you like it and thanks for looking. 

23 comments:

  1. This made me smile Elaine, I have a vision of you throwing weeds into your melt pot now! But it was worth it - it really does look like amber - well done on the alchemy bit! Hugs, Anne x

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  2. Super duper inclusion of lots of A's well done you. Love the blue and gold on your ATC very striking. BJ

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  3. Great colour combo and I love how you made your own amber.

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  4. Wow all those A's!! :) fab ATC.. loving your melt pot made Amber!

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  5. Fantastic. I love amber and went to a little museum in Suffolk years ago to find out all about it.Your piece looks real

    Chrissie x

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  6. Wow, that's a fantastic page, looks really beautiful.

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  7. Beautiful. Love the stamp and embossing but especially your cooking.

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  8. I love amber and that looks real, glad it was weeds you used and didn't go round the garden collecting insects! Great page

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  9. Great interpretation. Love how you have a few A's going on

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  10. 'A' superb job Elaine, what a clever idea and such a challenge in the confines of an atc, brilliant work.
    Hugs x

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  11. Fantastic ATC creation! It looks beautiful

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful..! Love the amber and the stamp is really perfect!

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  13. What a gorgeous atc. The amber, gold embossing, and blue ribbon is such a striking combination. Love the amber that you made with UTEE. Such a cool effect.

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  14. Beautiful artwork Elaine! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper!
    Alison x

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  15. Love what you've done with that UTEE Elaine. It really brings what is a very clever and well thought out piece together. Hugs, Jenny x

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  16. This is brilliant! I love your Amber - such a cool ATC. Thank you for visiting me xx

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  17. Gorgeous ATC love the Amber with the blue and your background is fabulous.

    MaggieH

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  18. Lovely ATC, you managed to fit in a lot of A's! xx

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  19. Great ATC.I find it quite hard to work on such a small area but it means you get very creative.Throwing the weeds in the UTTE sounded like something my mother would do - so your post made me smile.Great job and thanks for commenting on my page.

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  20. Beautiful ATC, love the gold blue and wonderfully created amber.

    Sylv xx

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  21. Awesome! I love that you have actually made some 'amber' too!

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  22. This is really beautiful.. so much effort put into this!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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