Thursday, 8 August 2019

Stacked ATC for AALL & Create

Hello Friends

My Guest Designer piece for AALL & Create this week is a stacked ATC, I really love creating these as they give a 'kind of'' 3D effect when they are constructed.

I used two sets of stamps by Tracy Evans, #70 (Quirky Blossoms) and #210 (Background Mash Up) along with Stencil #52 by Autour de Mwa (Quadrilaterals).  You can find a full list of worldwide stockists HERE.
If you have not seen a Stacked ATC before, they are literally three pieces of acetate with a chipboard back and once you have added your design, they can be screwed together and they make a nice sized free-standing ornament.
I stamped the flower onto one of the acrylic pieces, worked out where my sentiment would go and then stamped that onto a second acrylic piece.  I used black Stazon Ink to do the stamping.
I turned the stamped flower over and painted on the reverse side with acrylic paint (in this case Dina Wakley).  I also stamped some of the flower stems along the bottom of the ATC to give the impression of grass, and coloured these in the same way as the flower.
For the final base layer, I painted this with acrylic paint, stamped lightly with Tracy's background stamp before applying a little more paint through the stencil.  Once everything is dry, I simply put the layers together and attached the screws that come with the stack.

Here is a final view (apologies for the glare, it is difficult to photograph shiny acrylic!  Some of you may remember the seahorse one I did a few months back.

Just before I go I hope you might be able to catch the very talented Tracy Evans on Hochanda (Sky 673, Freesat 817, Freeview 85) (in the UK) on Friday 9 August at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm and again on Saturday 10 August at 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  If you are not in the UK you can watch all of the shows live (at the appropriate time for your country) on Rewind at  The shows are usually available for a couple of weeks on Rewind.  You might even catch a little glimpse of this Stacked ATC, if I am lucky enough to have it shown.

Thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Anne xxx


  1. wow, this is amazing and of course, I now need to get me some of those stacked ATC's, you enabler you xxx

  2. Oh my! This is beautiful. I love the layered/3D look. I'm with Kath, I NEED some of those stacked ATCs .... thanks hun xx

  3. This is fabulous , Anne . Those colours really do suit you and whatever you create with them . :) The stacked ATC helps give the fished piece some lovely dimension and your creativity with the AALL and Create products you worked with is as always wonderful .

  4. oops sent before I'd added some hugs - here they are 🤗xx

  5. Must say, this is the first stacked ATC I have ever seen, and it is absolutely fabulous, Anne! I do adore this colour combination and the finished piece has wonderful dimension! Totally gorgeous!! hugs xx

  6. Wow, Anne, this is so stunning!! I've never seen the stacked ATC's before!! The dimension is amazing!! I love the gorgeous colors!! This is so gorgeous, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. I just love this Anne, the dimension is just on another level and that pop of red is just perfect. This is definitely coming back home with me for my craft room . I love it ❤️❤️❤️

  8. This is beautiful Anne, I've seen these before but never really understood how they were made, so thanks so much for that. I'm really looking forward to watching Tracy tomorrow. Have a very happy day, Sue xx

  9. Fantastic. When I first saw it, I thought it was glass or resin, but stacked acrylic, fantastic. Love the colours - just love it all, and I think I just may have to get some of the stacked ATC's. Axx

  10. Love these too Anne - and your colours are just perfect! Hugs rachel x

  11. Ooh Anne! This is stunning! Beautiful colours and wonderfully put together, as all your work is! I watched Tracy's awesome shows, one live and one on the internet later. Missed some as I was ordering the one day special which my son is buying for my birthday! I am soooooo excited! I love Tracy's stamps. The one you have used is on my wish list. Hugs my friend. Take care! xxxxxxxxxx

  12. Very cool, Anne - the 3D effect is lovely (though I see what you mean about the difficulties of photographing the stack!) and the subtle texture in the background is great. Love Tracy's flower in poppy red, and the layered blades of grass work perfectly.
    Alison x

  13. I love the dimensional effect of these stacked ATC's, Ann, and it's so clever the way you've painted each of the layers to come together in one stunning piece of unique art! Love the colors and the stunning background for that pop of red--so eye catching! And how you've added the grass is genius! Sending hugs!

  14. I remember your first (stunning) stacked atc Anne, and now this one is equally impressive. This really looks wonderful and soooo cleverly made. I don't know how you manage to keep making such diverse little beauties. Nicola x

  15. I've never seen an ATC like this before, I rather like it! Thanks for your inspiration.

  16. Another brilliant stacked ATC, Annie! So colorful and impeccably made! What a lovely keepsake!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo


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