Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Little Things--Another ATC

Sara Emily Barker Mixed Media ATC with Tim Holtz Stencils, Oxides and Transparent Wings 1

Welcome! I have another little mixed media gem to share with you. I am loving seeing all the ATC's over at Simon Says Stamp's ATC challenge. Have you played along yet? My friend down the street inspired me with her butterfly hatchery. Her monarch eggs she's collected from her milkweed are in the chrysalis stage right now, so it won't be long til they turn into butterflies and she releases them.

Sara Emily Barker Mixed Media ATC with Tim Holtz Stencils, Oxides and Transparent Wings 2
I smeared Transparent Matte Texture Paste through a Tim Holtz mini stencil (set 25) over kraft card. When it was dry, I wiped over the raised areas with Prima White Gold Metallique Wax. Lastly, I painted the background with Distress Oxide Sprays (Faded Jeans and Cracked Pistachio) with a brush from the bottle.

Sara Emily Barker Mixed Media ATC with Tim Holtz Stencils, Oxides and Transparent Wings 3

I layered a Transparent Wings butterfly over one die cut (Mini Detailed Butterfly) from crinoline. A tiny transparent butterfly has some watery Picket Fence paint smeared on the back of his wings, and both are splattered with the paint. You can see just how shimmery that background is juxtaposed with the matte finish of the oxides.

Sara Emily Barker Mixed Media ATC with Tim Holtz Stencils, Oxides and Transparent Wings 4

More splattering on the panel before adhering the butterflies and a couple of Clippings stickers. I blended the edges with Ground Espresso ink. Pictured below taken in the natural gloomy light of the afternoon; I rather like it.

Sara Emily Barker Mixed Media ATC with Tim Holtz Stencils, Oxides and Transparent Wings 5

I wish there were an extra day in this week, so I could make one more...perhaps I'll squeak one more in before the morning! Hub's night to cook! Hugs and Blessings! Sara Emily

Challenge shares:
Scrapy Land Challenge #120 Anything Goes  I used a Sizzix die; Detailed Butterfly
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #150 - AG + Option EnTWINEed No twine, but the butterflies are entwined in the stems of the flower garden.


  1. Wow, this is so amazing!! I absolutely love the gorgeous texture and colors!! The butterflies are so striking!! This is so stunning, Sara Emily!! I absolutely love, love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land, too!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Oh Wow! This is divine, Sara!! The colours and textures are simply amazing and I adore those gorgeous butterflies. That last photo is spectacular .. absolutely stunning the way the light hits the butterflies. Love, love, love this!! So pleased you're playing along with the Challenge at CCM. Have a wonderful day! hugs xx

  3. Oh Sara...this is a beauty! Love the hues and the clear wings!
    The sight of all the butterflies fly away sure will be a wonder! Hugs ❤

  4. You are the queen of mixed media art! I love that awesome background you created and that gorgeous butterfly! Perfect!!

  5. This is absolutely stunning Sara, all of this beautiful detail on an ATC! The crinoline looks wonderful with the transparent butterfly. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  6. WOW WOW WOW, this is just amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with us at CCM. Good Luck
    Hugs Kimx

  7. WOWZERS! This is gorgeous! Love the clear butterfly!

  8. Gorgeous!! Love your ATC to bits, dear Sara-Emily!
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges! Evelyn xx

  9. Gorgeous ATC. The detail is stunning and the butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  10. It never ceases to amaze me as to how can be fitted onto an ATC! This one with it's two beautiful butterflies is gorgeous Sara, the crinoline is such a lovely idea, the whole ATC seems to 'glow'. Gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. Oh my Sara what a stunner. I love, love, love, the whole thing the background is just gorgeous and those butterflies are devine.

    Thank you so much for sharing in our Bug's Life challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  12. Gorgeous! Just love those bronzed flowers in the background and the double-winged butterfly - delicious ATC.
    Alison x

  13. Gorgeous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  14. oh my - this is beautiful. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Country View Crafts

  15. I love butterflies, and your mixed media piece is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


  16. Wondrous! I love the colors...and the touch of gold..just so elegantly beautiful!

  17. Stunning butterfly card! I love the materials you used to make the butterflies and the background looks lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  18. Hello my lovely lovely friend, my biggest apologies for not visiting in such a long time! This is soooo sooo very beautiful Sara Emily and I'm not surprised it achieved Top 3 recognition at Scrapy Land. Love this so very much huni, hope to be able to visit more often from here on in too xx

  19. I love this soooooooo much!!! Butterflies (and birds ;-) are my things!! The transparent butterfly over the crinoline looks soooo good!!! I might have to borrow that idea :-) The backgroudn is gorgeous!!!!

  20. Many congratulations on your Designer Special Mention over at Country View Challenges with all that amazing texture that you created on your ATC 😀. Hugs, Jo x


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