Thursday, February 24, 2011

Penny Farthing.

Thought I would have a go this week on making an ATC.
The idea for this one came to mind when looking at a challenge that asked for a Bottle Cap on the card. I imediately thought Penny Farthing (as you do)!
This is actually the third try. First card couldn't fit all the lettering on. Der!
Second one, went to upload the pic and decided the back wheel was way way too big (looked more like a lopsided bicycle) so hopefully this one works (well not literally).
Used the bottle cap of course for the large front wheel.

As the penny farthing is an old design I tried to give the ATC an aged feel about it.
Used 'Spiced Marmalade' distress ink around the card and 'Jet Black ' StazOn on the edges.
Then painted the bottle cap and the penny farthing using Jo Sonja's paint.

On the back my standard butterfly using my new stamp!

Entering this into the following:

Fun with ATC'S. Use a bottle cap.
Anything Goes. Distressing.
Make It Monday Party.


  1. What a fab idea. Glad to see you posting hugs to you xxx

  2. love the way you have used the atc with our theme thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  3. Very clever, Mrs A. Me likes. Love the painting on the ATC; so glad you decided to branch out from fabric 'cos you're great with paint too. And I've just bought that colour of distress ink, so thanks for letting me know how it looks, ;-D

  4. what a great idea to use the bottle cap this way....lovely ATC....and your stamp with your name is TDF!!!!
    xxx Margreet

  5. love your use of the bottle cap on that sweet card! so cute Mrs. A! and way to recycle too! pat on back. :)

  6. gorgous! Great Idea with the bottlecapwheel!!!
    Thank you for taking part on our challenge Fun with ATCs!

    xxx Susi

  7. Brilliant. The bike looks great with a bottle top wheel and the writing is a perfect touch. xxx

  8. Dear Mrs A
    I have not been to visit you for a while but you are not forgotten. I love your penny, bottletop it's really hard to ride. Was that your first ATC?? Great job!!
    Sue xx

  9. thats a very clever idea for a bottle top on your penny farthing - and a lovely ATC x

  10. This is such a cool idea- love the bottle cap as a wheel. Great ATC!

  11. Ooooh these are fab Mrs A...I love the vintage style and the brill bottle top...such a cool idea :) Donna x

  12. Wonderful card Thank you for joining us at Anything goes this fortnight

  13. Mrs. A., your work desk scared me a bit - thought someone's cat tail was going to be used for something...LOL! I love the ATC - it does have a wonderfully aged feel and the bicycle wheel with the bottle cap is fantastic! Super crafty! Oh that little monkey and his sunbathing...well, you can't blame him - he can't be ready for the beach without a tan you know!

  14. Hi Mrs A

    Oh this is fabulous, what a great use for a bottle cap.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  15. What a wonderful idea is the bottlecap-wheel. Thank you for taking part on our challenge Fun with ATC's.

    Have a nice sunday


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