B is For Beach – ATC


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!

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12 thoughts on “B is For Beach – ATC

    • thanks, Beatrice, lots warmer there at the beach than the 14 degrees we had here this morning

    • thank you – I just found out it is going to a lady in India. I wonder if they have beaches in India? hahaha! hope she loves it and the other one I’m sending her

  1. The dolphin is a perfect finishing touch – he’s certainly shiny!! Super way of using those images & the placement works beautifully with the inking tying everything together so nicely.


    • thanks 🙂 photographing that dolphin was hard. he isn’t quite so shiny in real life. and he’s heading to Mumbai, India! I think that’s pretty cool

    • I don’t know if they have beaches in India where this one is headed. I guess I should google that. hahaha

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