Friday 8 October 2010


Simon Says Stamp challenge has the theme of Halloween this week, which is great because I wanted to do a personal ATC swap with a friend of mine :)

For this ATC I have used a fab free image by Elizabeth Dulemba, it's simply called 'ghost with pumpkins' and is on her free colouring page tuesdays page of her site.
There's loads of fab images for all occasions to choose from.

I printed out the image 3 times so that I could layer it up.
I've used ProMarkers to colour in the images.
The 2 pumpkins both had the same base colour of 'orange' but one of them was coloured on top with 'gold' the other with 'oatmeal'
The base of the ATC is 2 pieces of black cardstock, one is a little smaller than the other, I used 'ice grey 5' ProMarker on some beige lace ribbon (closest thing I had to resemble a web in some way) and wrapped it around the smaller piece of cardstock before attaching it to the larger piece.
The sentiment is hand written.

The spider was hand cut from black cardstock, starting with 4 small strips for the legs, trimming the ends at an angle, then cutting an egg shaped piece for the body and a circle for the head, gluing them all together then adding the googly eyes to finish.

Not a brilliant close-up pic, sorry...

I'd also like to enter this into this weeks challenge over at Polka Doodles, which is make your own embellishments (my spider), the same theme also being the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday too, for CCT I had to check that it was ok to make something other than a card, and it is! :)

finally, Meljen's Thursday challenge have asked us to create something Halloweeny!

For those that don't know, an ATC is an Artist Trading Card, they measure 2.5" x 3.5" (6.4cm x 8.9cm) and are miniature pieces of art that are then swapped, but NEVER sold.
You make either one unique ATC for a personal swap, or make several depending on however many people are involved in the swap all of the same theme so each person gets 1 of a limited edition of you artwork.
On the back of each ATC is info about the swap and the person who made it...

TITLE: name you give your ATC or name of swap if set within a group, in this case a single ATC named 'You're SPOOKTACULAR"
DATE: when the ATC was made, or date of group swap closing date
CARD: 1 of 1 for a personal swap or 1 of 10, 2 of 10, 3 of 10 etc for example when in a bigger swap
GROUP: either "personal" or "blogger", "PCP", "forum" etc
ARTIST: Your name and signature (if you want to sign it) you can also add contact details or website, blog addy etc

Feel free to copy and save the ATC info back shown above to your own pc so you can print as many out as you need if you want to give ATC's a go yourself.


  1. This is tooooo cute! Love all the characters, LOL!

    Thanks for playing along with MelJens this week!
    Sandy, MelJens DT
    A Colourful World

  2. fabulous ATC Jo :-) the images are very cute, am sure whoever receives this will love it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  3. This card is SOOOO cute ! i love all things Halloween!! thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles this week .
    lis-m xx

  4. Fab spider, Thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Fabulous ATC jo, love the cute images.

  6. This is definately a spooktacular card! Thanks for playing along with our Halloween Challenge at Meljen's Designs!

    ♥ Dianna
    DT Member

  7. This is just wonderful! I love the images.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)

    Hugs, Vanja

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

  9. Love the card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles chslnge.

  10. Ha ha ha, ignore previous message, I was falling asleep last night. Glad I checked this morning. I love your spider, a great project. Thanks for joining in the Polka Doodles challenge. Dee.

  11. Fantastic! Cute ATC! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at POlka Doodles.