Friday, 10 February 2017

Bronte ATC Inspiration

Hello its Jane here today with a debut post for the Country View Crafts project blog. Yes Susan has let me loose with a post for the shop. I apologise in advance that I am not familiar with the Inlinkz tool so I have written a list of the products I used today, with a link to Country View Crafts, at the end of this post.

 I am sharing my newest PaperArtsy stamps which popped through my letter box this week. There are so many beauties in the new release but I went for the gorgeous Lynne Perrella LPC036 set. They are a nod to the Bronte sisters and I love them.

This set shrieks Jane Eyre to me so I wanted to do something book inspired.
coughs ahem....have never made any ATCs (Artist Trading Cards in case this is new to you) before. They have been around for years but I have never really thought about making them.  However last week I had fun mono printing with my Gelli Plate (an item from my stash that had been sitting unused in it's packaging for nearly 2 years!!)
 I only have a small one but I found that my prints were a perfect size to cut down and use for ATCs. I am sharing 2 of them here today. To be ATC size they need to measure 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" and I chose to round my edges.

I won't go into the details of the actual mono printing as I recently shared these on my own  blog but these are Fresco colours I used.
 I also used a book page to create the background of ATC fitted my Bronte theme perfectly. No it wasn't a copy of Jane Eyre but A tale of two Cities but shhh...I won't tell it you won't 😉
I also found that the Tim Holtz mini stencils fitted my plate perfectly.

I used a couple of the spare prints for die cutting the elements I added. It means that the colours coordinate perfectly. I also used some Tim Holtz's Remnant rubs and Small Talk Ideaology stickers which again are a perfect size for ATCs.

I stamped everything with Archival inks. For my ATC2 I used the little house scene stamp from Lynne's set. For the extra stamping I used one of my older PaperArtsy sets Lin Brown Eclectica ELB23 which has some great pattern and leaves.
Here are some of the details in close up

I used a white gel pen for accents and to add to the pattern at the side.The Remnant Rub pen below was just right for the Bronte book theme and you can still see the book page peeping through.

I die cut some flowers with the scraps and added liquid pearls to their centres.
I also added an eye Remnant rub through the window die cut of ATC 2

This little bird is peeping in at the old English scene...could that be Jane Eyre peeping out and singing..."Heathcliff it's me Cathy"...oops sorry that's another story isn't it 😉

Thanks so much for reading my post today. I really hope that I may have inspired you to either try or revisit making some ATCs. They are such fun. Try some different colours too. There are some amazing new products to play with in the shop....and with free postage too. 

As my little ATCs say...

If you're lucky enough to be different,
never change...
it's all perspective.....

Bye for now,

Jane x

My blog is Jane's Journal do pop on over...a very warm welcome awaits you there.

Main products used;

PaperArtsy stamps Lynne Perella and Lin Brown

PaperArtsy Fresco Paints bubble gum , candy floss ,  guacamole and toad hall

Archival inks leaf green ,  watering can and  Black

Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs elements

Tim Holtz heart mini stencils

Ranger liquid pearls

Tim Holtz Idea-ology small talk stickers

If anything is out of stock do email Susan as she regularly re orders.


  1. Fabulous ATCs Jane, love them both xxx

  2. Well done, Jane! These are both lovely ATCs.
    Helen xox

  3. This is great! I love the romantic feel. They are both excellent and well laid out

  4. Wow, Jane! These are beautiful! Fabulous colours and background for your Bronte themed ATCs! xx

  5. These ATCs are gorgeous. Hard to believe these are your first few. Hope there are many more to come.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. What beautiful colours Jane and I'm amazed at so much detail being crammed into these small spaces, fab.
    Julie x