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ATC collection

ATC collection by Daniela Dobson

Hi everyone!  Guest Designer Daniela Dobson here, and I created a set of ATC cards using my Favorite Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products.

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1. Using Art GRIP® Aquarelles: Green (168), Yellow (105), and Blue (147, 143), color on the watercolor paper and add water.
2.Stamp flowers using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black (BB#199).

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3. Color flowers with Color Gelatos® in Blueberry. 

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4. Add more color using Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Cobalt Blue (BB #143) and Leaf Green (BB #112). Using a small paintbrush, paint over the flowers mixing the colors together. Clean brush and do the same with the green leaves and grass.

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5. Add Color Gelatos® in Cotton Candy around the edges and blend using your fingers. Add more color around the flowers with Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Deep Scarlet Red (BB#219) and Dark Chrome Yellow (BB #109) . Using a small paintbrush add water to mix the red and yellow together.

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6. Paint rubber stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Cobalt Turquoise (BB#153) and stamp around the edges.

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7. Add strips of washi tape to the top, right and left sides of image. Paint over the areas with Gesso. Using Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Black (BB#199) stamp polka dots and diamonds.

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8.Add more color to the edges using a stencil template and Color Gelatos® in Blueberry and yellow paint.

Spread your wings ATC by Daniela Dobson

8. Stamp butterflies using Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Deep Scarlet Red (BB#219) and Chrome yellow (BB #109). Cut them out and adhere to the ATC. Stamp sentiment using Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Black (BB#199) and cut into strips. Add more Color Gelatos® in Cotton Candy around the edges. Adhere as shown. Cut three triangles from patterned paper. Draw a line inside each one using Artist Pen: Black. Adhere to the ATC.

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I completed 3 more ATCs to complete the collection using same techniques and changing the stamps. I haven’t decided how to display these. I would love to put them in a frame and display in my studio. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.



Supplies list:

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Yellow Aquarelle (Aqua#105)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Green Aquarelle (Aqua#168)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: Blue Aquarelle (Aqua#143, #147)
Mixed Media Sampler: BLUE -Blueberry Gelatos®, Stampers Big Brush Pen Cobalt Turquoise (BB#153)
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: COBALT BLUE (BB#143)
Mixed Media Sampler: GREEN - Cotton Candy Gelatos®, Stampers Big Brush Pen Leaf Green (BB#112)
Mixed Media Sampler: Yellow - Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Dark Chrome Yellow (BB#109)
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: BLACK (BB#199)
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: SCARLET RED (BB#219) 
Journaling PITT® Artist Pens  PITT© artist pen #199

Other Supplies:

Watercolor paper
Impression Obsession stamps (Borders, Butterfly Bliss, Leaf & Flowers, Life is Tweet, Borders, Woodgrain, Tree die)
Pink Paislee patterned paper
Washi Tape 
The Crafters Workshop template
Liquitex Acrylic Gesso 
Plaid paint: Canary Yellow, White
Studio Calico Stars

Daniela DobsonMy name is Daniela and I live in Dallas, TX. I am married to Peter and we have a little boy, Alex, who is 4 years old. He keeps me busy and my days are filled taking care of him. I have been scrapbooking and stamping for over 10 years. I love recording every day moments, especially now, with my son. I like using a variety of products and techniques to create lasting memories.


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Katie Smith

These are stunning, Daniela! I love the quotes you used.

Ann Jobes

These are so detailed and lovely!


These are so delicate and artistic, the quotes just perfect.

Dawn Carlyle

I absolutely love these! Thanks for sharing.... The bright colors are a nice pick me up.

Lucie Hale

These ATCs are beautiful. So full of rich color and detail. Great job!


WOW! These are beautiful!

Katie B.

Yeah Daniela! I thought I recognized some Impression Obsession Stamps! I always love your work. Love seeing your coloring methods and how you use the gelatos! Love the dotting around the flowers also. Great set, you should definitely frame them! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.


I have been using Faber-Castell for two weeks. Loads of fun. I have a technique I haven't seen on line. I color a stencil around the cut design on the plastic, then put it on my journal page and rub the color with my finger through the cut design onto the page. You can mix colors by coloring over the first lines on the plastic stencil and rubbing them right through the cut design.


How did you get the pitt pens to blend, did you gesso underneath first? Steps 4 and 5. I didn't think Pitt moved unless you gessoed first, or does it on watercolor paper?


I love your art work. All the layers are amazing.


I find your cards gorgeous !!! Do you still trade Atcs? Thanks for sharing!

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