Thursday, March 19, 2015

Shabby Chic Fashion Chunky ATC

I think I might have found a new best thing!  Have you made a chunky ATC? They are so much fun to make.  I signed up to do a swap on Instagram( sidenote- are you on IG? Come find me @twomaddahlias).  I have never made one of these chunky guys, but it sounded like fun.  I love to make ATCs and have been making them quite a bit lately.  It's fun to whip out a creation in a short amount of time.
My swap partner said she liked retro, fashion, shabby chic, and pink.  I only had to choose one of these themes.  I managed to squeeze all four onto my chunky ATC.
I love this tiny dress form.  I covered it with the smallest buttons I could find and filled in the gaps with a chunky glitter.  The vintage head pins I found at an estate sale.  

An old Artchix studio graphic I colored in with colored pencils adorns this side.  

This tag came from a piece of clothing that has long since left my wardrobe.  I couldn't even tell you what it was, but I held on to the fabric tag for years.  How's that for craft hoarding?! It was hard for me to use the tag, but it fit the theme perfectly.  

A Melissa Frances sticker, remnant rubs, and Prima flowers on this side.  

The top got a handmade flower and some vintage leaf buttons.  You can't tell, but I did decorate the bottom and used some pearls from a vintage necklace to make the ATC stand up. 


I know they sell wooden blocks just the right size for chunky ATC's but since I was mailing this I wanted it to be light.  I ended up upcycling the box my business cards arrived in.  I stuffed it full of old tissue paper to give it more stability.  
These are the photos the recipient posted.  She loved it.  Whew!

I can't wait to see what I get in return.
I am entering this in the Frilly and Funkie's Bring on the Bling Challenge and Our Creative Corner's Junk in the Trunk Challenge.  Fussy and Fancy Ribbon Challenge.  Rhedd's Creative Spirit March Challenge

What have you been crafting?
Jess


17 comments:

  1. WOW, all the detail in each and every tag really shows! I love all your vintage ladies and delicate flowers! I am thinking you may need the Eileen Hull Canister die!!! Beautiful... Thank for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie!

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    1. I will have to check out that die, Nicole. I think I also need the ATB one!

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  2. It's easy to see why your swap partner loved her ATC Jess, its beautiful, you used all your elements beautifully to match the theme she loved. Love the fabric tag and all those cute buttons! xx

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  3. This my first chunky ATC to see! I am in love! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. ~Nanette, DT~

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    1. Your first ATC to see and my first to make! Thank you Nan.

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  4. I love this one! Such a pretty thing all around..Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck. Rupa.DT

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  5. Love this Jessica! Love your details. So much to see! Love shabby chic! :D

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I'm not a huge shabby chic crafter, but I think it totally fit the bill.

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  6. What a great project. Every side is different and has so much for the eyes to feast on. I can see why your friend loved it. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  7. Thanks for entering this into the Junk in your Trunk challenge at Our Creative Corner. What a lovely, intricate, visually and texturally interesting project! Loved the recycled bits on these chunky ATC's - l had not heard of them before but I am sure glad that you shared them with us because they do look like they would be a lot of fun to mess around with - Candice (aka Tincan Crafter) -

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  8. Oh that's just a perfect chunky ATC Jess! Love the stickpins, the abundance of lace and flowers and those cute buttons. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  9. Jess this is fab! I keep meaning to try chunky ATCs but have never got round to it, I don't think I'd do as good a job as this though! Love the stickpins and all the vintage shabby chic bits ~ thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit ~ Steffi :o) xx

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  10. That is fabulous! Just saw it at Our Creative Corner and had to come take a closer look - I am not surprised your swap partner loved it - it's lush and so very special too Karen

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