ATC Triptych – Tim Holtz theme

ATC Triptych with TIm Hotz stamps 2011 Marjie Kemper


I spent some time blog surfing today and came across two ATC groups that I know I want to follow closely.  Fun With ATCs was the first one and I’m joining in with their Challenge #35.  I had heard of triptych ATCs but hadn’t seen any until today.  Wow!  They can be simple or intricate but I liked every single one I saw.   The second group  ATC Challenges  is just starting its challenges and I am joining in on their very first one.

I wanted to try this immediately and totally enjoyed putting it together.  I made it using Tim Holtz stamps (and one from Wendy Vecchi’s Studio 490 line – the cut out sentiment on the right ATC), olive green and jet black Staz-on, forest moss distress ink, a fragment, and some unknown patterned paper stash. I cut three ATCs from the patterned paper using Tim Holtz’s Sizzix die.  The bird is one of Tim’s new Sizzix dies and I gave her a black enamel accents eye.  I kind of liked adding a bit of black to each panel.

ATC Triptych with TIm Hotz stamps 2011 Marjie Kemper

I really enjoyed this.  There’s something about having separate yet similar pieces that really appeals to me. I saw one today where the stamps were continued from one panel to the next and that will be my next effort. Loved the way that looked.

Unfortunately Blogger had problems all day today so I was unable to leave comments on anyone’s Blogger blog.  But ladies, I salute you! You’ve opened up a whole new world of fun for me.

Hope you all have time to get your fingers inky, sticky, painty, or whatever your preference may be this weekend…

Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. that is just brilliant, what a wonderful set you have created, well done and thanks for playing with us at ATC challenge blog xx

  2. Hi there
    that was like a love hug from your best friend!
    Thanks for your kind words for our challenge
    I love your triptych, it is absolutely smashing!
    and I hope you will join us again next week 🙂

  3. fantastic triptych, something I find really lovely and fascinating.
    thanks for joining in with our very first ATC challenge blog.

  4. absolutely gorgeous!

  5. Great idea – it’s turned out really well.

  6. Kris Whittaker says:

    I love this! I had not heard of the triptych ATCs…thanks for introducing me. I’m following your blog as well now…thanks for following mine!

  7. oooohhhh….I love these atcs, fab images and they fit perfectly with your colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Atc Challenge Blog.

  8. Hi
    What a fabulous collection of ATCs.
    Lynne M

  9. This is just fabulous!!! Love everything about it. Thanks for joining our very first challenge at ATC Challenges. Jack xx

  10. Great work, with a very vintage feel to it, love it! Have a great weekend, Valerie

  11. Wow,this is very wonderfull,i love the vintage feeling and the composition,i love tim holtz do.
    Hugs Jeannette

  12. is there a 19th-century, Edgar Allan Poe thing going on here? Or is it 21st century Edward Gorey? the colors, images, and continuity panel-to-panel are intriguing

  13. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Love this project!!!

  14. This is great!
    Lucy x

  15. What a gorgeous triptych – LOVE the vintage feel, the restricted color palette you’ve used is awesome. Very creative, very fun. Thanks for the links… I’ve been wanting to find some ATC challenges!

  16. This is just so awesome! Love the ATC Triptych you created. Of course I love everything TH, so this is fabulous all the way around!

  17. This is really fantastic! I love each panel and they all work so well together!