ACT Challenge

ATC stands for Artists trading card which were originally given by artists as a sample of their works. They are bits of card that measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches exactly. You decorate one side using a range of techniques and then write on the back a title for it, the date and who its made by.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

3rd Challenge Austin Powers !! Yeah Baby

Thank you for the wonderful entries on the Seaside Beach theme, there were some gorjuss ones in there, we will be back later for a catch up on the winner.

On this Challenge, its Leah turn to choose a theme for us all - So she has choosen Austin Powers !!!

So the prize for this Challenge is - A pack of assorted leaves - I have used these before and they ink well !!!

The Design Team have had a little chat about Copyright rules, so I had a little chat with a very talented Designer Shendy, her work is amazing and her CDs are about to become available to buy.  So big big Thanks to you Shendy for designing these papers just for us here at ATC Challenge.

So You can use these papers by saving and printing them or just by taking inspiration from them.

Lets have a Look at what the team have come up with this time around.


Made using neon pens and promarkers
austin powers image decoupaged in centre



The trousers I've made from yellow glitter card, added the chain from my stash. For the shoes I had to google a free picture, which I glued on to some card before cutting out, making them stiff enough to stand out.


coloured using neon gel pens then added the images of Austin Powers and his car and used silver peel offs to add the word swinger!!.


used one of the free backgrounds - then found a 70's disco dancer and added some bling


Don't know about you guys but this looks like its moving, lol. I love the psychedelic colours. I googled this image and cut groovy on my cricut with some swirls and mounted it onto black card.


I printed a background from my computer, and found a picture from the web. Mounted on black cardstock and used copy paper for the wording. 

For my groovy ATC I used stamps from Hero Arts Circular Designs and stamped them with Stampin' Up inks in Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango and Delightful Daffodil then added some more colour with Sakura Stardust pens.  I then matted and layered on blue and yellow, finishing off with some gold peel-offs.

I just had to make a second ATC for this challenge.  At about 1 o'clock in the morning I had this brilliant idea of making Austin Powers' jacket.  I stuck lace to the base of my ATC and then cut out his jacket, adding faux stitching and a snazzy square button.  Yeah, baby, yeah!!!


 Background made using alcohol inks and cosmic shimmer sprays, sentiment printed on printer and embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder, flowers punched from same background and added sparkley stars.

Used  one of Shendy's papers , thank you .
.Image from web site  on  Punched circle from gold card . Initials are stickers .

1 comment:

  1. I've only just come across your challenge blog - looks great!

    I've entered my ATC too