Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Tale of Two......

.....chunky ATCs.   Here's the background to this tale:  Susan at EWV (the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group) announced a chunky ATC swap.  She posted all the details, but I was so excited to get going I finished mine and THEN went back to look over her post.  Hah!  Seems in my eagerness to begin, it didn't register in my mind that there was a theme, and that the theme was winter/holiday colors.  I looked long and hard at my creation, and there was not one bit of it that said winter or Christmas or Hannukah or New Years.....you get the idea. 

What's a person to do?  Get out another block of wood and start again, that's what.  I had the notion to create a winter village and so I did.  I used lots of Wendy's stamps, of course, some of Tim's artful dwellings (cut down in size a bit to fit on the ATC), and some made from simple shapes cut from cardboard.  I call it "Home For The Holidays."






I used Wendy's gorgeous lace background stamp on the entire block of wood, embossed in white then inked with blues.  The icicles around the top are one of Tim's on the edge die cuts.  The snow on the roof tops was done with liquid pearls sprinkled with white glitter.

As for the first one I made, it's a bit quirky, maybe not to everyone's liking, but I think I know someone who will get a kick out of it, so it is packed and ready to go, an early Christmas present for a great friend.  So here it is....."It Started As An Ordinary Day."







Except for umbrella man (Tim's), this one is all Wendy, from the background stamps to the art parts. And don't you think that umbrella man and cane man go together perfectly?

26 comments:

Helen said...

Love the lot!! I have never done a chunky ATC as I don't have access to any wood but these would really inspire me!

Kathy Eddy said...

Eileen, these are both fabulous chunkies! Whoever gets these will be very pleased with them!

Celeste said...

love your chunky ATCs

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh WOWZERS!!!!!! Eileen I LOVE them!!! They are SO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

Becky T. said...

I couldn't wait, I had to see. I totally love what you've done. Funny enough, I'm using the same house set as you did! Ha! Great job on both of them!!! :-)

Marjie Kemper said...

The fellas look like long lost cousins! Love your chunky ATCs. And I'm a bad one for reading the deets first, too.

Christina said...

Awesome Chunky's!!!

Nancy said...

These are both great! The non-holiday one is way, way cool!

Nancy Lynn said...

Really great chunky ATCs Eileen. Beautiful work as usual. Hope you have a great day.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are fabulous!

artbyvic said...

Your chunkies are great!

SusanK said...

Love them both!!!! What clever ideas! And I can think of several people that would very much appreciate the first one...it's right up their alley! Both recipients will be very luck indeed!

Jingle said...

These are both great!

LaStamper said...

Oh my - love them both. But, being strictly conventional, the holiday dwellings is my favorite.

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! absolutely fabulous Eileen :)

Dorothy said...

Excellent!!!

teri said...

What yummy confections you've cooked up!

My name is Cindy said...

Wonderful!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wow Eileen these are FAB-U-LOUS!!

Lisa :) said...

These are just GORGEOUS!! So creative I want to make one!!

Patzee said...

LOVE the chunky ATCs! Your holiday themed one is so cool, but your quirky fishy one is the cat's pajamas! You really worked all sides with your special sense of humor!

Patti said...

These are amazing! I've never done a chunky ATC before but I can certainly understand the appeal - beautiful!!

Elena said...

You can send me those first ones!!! Love them all!!! Great job babes!!

lee said...

Fabulous! I love the dwellings, so cool!~
Lee

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH Eileen!! These are WONDERFUL!! The winter one is so PRETTY...but I ADORE the man fishing one....TOO FUN :)

Lori said...

These are both fabulous, and I can honestly say I LOVE the second one. LOL! Just fabulous!