When I made the chunky ATC for the class at WLS this month I couldn't find reference anywhere as to what the official size was for a chunky atc so I made it small and it pretty much is 3"x2"x4" where a regular cardstock ATC is 2 1/2"x 3 1/2". Close cause I was using a 2"x4" to make it with. The first chunky ATC I made was 6"x2"x4" and I really liked that size better but I didn't want to overwhelm the people attending the class so I cut down the size a bit. This chunky ATC is made with the Graphic 45 papers from the Tropical Travelogue group that I have used before. See the post for the Tim Holtz Vintage Valise minibook I made last month.
The wood block was first painted with a turquoise blue color and then I used papers from Graphic 45 to cover each side of the block and embellishing when I it all covered. Here on the first side I covered the block with a piece from the Paradise Postage page and then cut out the Island Jewel face from the Tropical Travelogue page and glued it to a piece of cardstock and then again cut around the relief and finished by popping it up on dimensional foam dots to give it some 3D aspect! Her hair adornment is a pop cap that I cut a 1" circle out of the Garden Isle paper and glued in the crimped cap. I glittered the flower with Stickles and let dry then I filled the cavity in with Glossy Accents and let it dry. The banner at the bottom is cut out of Very Vanilla card stock using the Tim Holtz decorative strip tattered banner die. I then too the words off the page where I cut the girl out.
Side 2: This narrow side is covered with a strip of Island Jewel paper and then a single piece of flourishing cut from brown cardstock using the Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini flourish die then individual stamps from the Paradise Postage sheet were popped up on the side.
Side 3: This wide side was covered in the small leaf pattern of the Rainforest paper and then I cut out the picture of the girl and the journal page from the Seaside Holiday Paper. I glued the girl directly on some card stock to mat it then to the Rainforest paper. The journal sheet I cut the wording on the top off and matted it to cardstock and popped it up over the other piece that I had glued to the block. Embellishment is writing ports of call on the paper and then gluing a pen nib from Ideology to the page! I also made a bottle cap embellishment like on side 1 to adorn this side also.
Side 4: This side is covered with a strip of Garden Isle and then pieces were cut from the Exotic Destinations page and positioned on this side. I embellished it with a flourish like above and a Paradise Postage Stamp. I used a sprocket and spinner from the Tim Holtz Ideology line to act as a compass on this side. The little note in a bottle is hanging from the drawer pull on the top of the block. I drilled a hole in the top for the drawer pull and tied some died seam binding and eyelash yarn to the knob for emphasis. I glued 'feet' made of wooden bits to the bottom of the block to dress it up. The ball chain and muse token are part of the Tim Holtz line and the ship and key were just something I had lying around in my stash!
I really enjoyed making this ATC and I can guarantee I will be making another one sometime in the near future. Hope you like it! Don't forget to comment and become a follower for a chance at winning the blog candy this month. I will take comments from all posts and toss them in a hat at the end of the month and if you are a follower you might just win!