Creative Crafty Friends is also swapping Letter B ATCs. I begin the process each time by thinking about words that begin with the assigned letter. Then I go to my ATC box, collage box and stamps and start pulling out anything interesting that begins with the correct letter. This time I found that I had a lot of butterfly items and not much else that began with the letter B. Hahahaha! But I did have a good bit of scrapbook paper pieces that had beach designs. So that is what I went with for this ATC. Beach.
Both these scraps were larger than the 2.5″ x 3.5″ ATC that is hidden underneath. I used some clear gesso to adhere the rainbow piece first, then the surfboard piece over the top. I was hoping the tan portion would be reminiscent of beach sand. And I added clear gesso over the top to seal the whole piece and dried it with a heat tool.
Once the piece was dry I trimmed away the excess. In my scraps I had several squares that had beach related images and I opted to go with these two. I knew they were too big to fit on my ATC without covering everything up – so placement would be key.
Before I adhered the pieces I inked their edges with this lovely Tahiti color from Dyestress.
And this was my placement. Yes, it covered up a lot but you could still get the idea.
From there I trimmed off the excess, then inked around the entire ATC with the same Tahiti color. And I was almost done. This ATC just needed something special to complete it.
And I found the perfect piece in one of my scrapbook drawers. That little dolphin charm was a bear to photograph. I took close to twenty pictures and this was the best one I got. I don’t know who I am mailing this to yet. We don’t have the names just yet but whoever gets this beach ATC – I hope they love it!