Thursday, February 18, 2010

When is a Calendar Not a Calendar?

How about when it's an ATC? This week for AiFactory, the team was challenged to use this 2010 printable calendar - as anything other than a simple printed calendar. I sort of missed the part about it needing to be a 3-D item, which was added after I read the original post from Mia - I'm sorry Angie!

I'd had an idea on how to do something more digital, but it didn't work the way I wanted it to, so that got completely thrown out the window after several hours of frustration. Let's just say I need a lot more practice before I can pull off some of the ideas in my head.

So I turned to ATCs. I'm working on a swap that calls for "anything with wings" and Tim Holtz techniques. Okay, I can do that. Out came the Distress Ink, some leftover Bristol Board and some other goodies I had laying around. Here are two of them.
The blue/red one has Rock Candy distress stickles covering the medallion. It doesn't show terribly well in the photograph, though. The grungeboard flower is covered in distress crackle paint in Fired Brick. The blue/green ATC has sponged Distress Ink and and extra pine branch stamped over the top.

See? Digital stamps can be used with traditional stamps and the stamp police will not come and take your supplies away.

Check out the rest of the team's projects this week and see what they've come up with. Then head over to the AiFactory Challenge blog to play along!
In addition to AiF#24, these ATCs are also for the following challenges:
Pile it On #6: Let us see flowers - the blue/red ATC has a grungeboard flower
HFOS #16: Open the Fun
Polka Doodles #6: Hearts & Flowers - the red/blue ATC has hearts in the medallion in addition to the flower
OCCC: Something Old that's New - I've had the red brick distress crackle paint for *months* - and just opened it for this atc. finally.
Etsy Inspired #75: Spin Designs - this bird mobile

16 comments:

Cheri Howard said...

Your ATCs are beautiful, Carole! You crack me up with the "stamp police"!

Kerry said...

Gorgeous ATCs! I love the distressing ink and rock candy. AMAZING!

Audrey said...

Beautiful! I love your distressing.
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Fabiola said...

super jolies et très sympa

Erin Smetak said...

OOooh, I'm totally loving your take on the calendar!!! Awesome idea Carole!!!! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the ATC's and your challenge- awesome!!!

Alison said...

Great projects! Especially love the one on the right of your photo- I think it's the colours.

Dana Grothaus said...

Fantastic card! Great job on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Kerry said...

Great projects. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Terrific, I love ATCs - so funky!! I love the way you used the calendars! I'm using more and more digi's and combining them with traditional stamping too. So glad you could show some love to your older supplies. Happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

de said...

Love these! I'm glad you played EIC this week!

Jennifer said...

This is such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at PIO. Hugs!

Rosanne said...

Lovely! Thanks for Piling It On!

Tip Top said...

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Fliss said...

Hello Carole. Fancy seeing you here! Love those atcs.
Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles hearts and flowers challenge.
x

Trish Hughes said...

Wow great job, thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
Trish