How to Create Fall-Themed ATCs with Olga Ravenskaya

Hi gorgeous Lindy’s friends!

It’s Olga Ravenskaya here and today I’d like to share with you how to create this fall-themed ATC set.  I’m a passionate admirer of ATCs, and my collection is rather big already. It’s a great fun to trade them and collect such small amazing pieces of art from designers all over the world. Once you begin – you can’t stop creating them.

So I’ve made a new series, named Fall Birds, for my scrap-friends, based on the gorgeous colors of Lindy’s October Color Challenge.               

I’m showing you today how I created the first card in this series.

I began with the background – applied a white texture paste just over the leaves to make some texture.

Then I removed leaves and applied the first layer of color using amazingly beautiful Glory of the Seas Gold Starburst Spray.

Dry well and continue with South Shore Sand Flat Fabio and Steampunk Sepia Starburst applying them with the thin brushes from the bottom to the upper part of the piece.

Drr well again and add touches of Cowabunga Copper Starburst to intensify the color on the bottom.

It’s long to show but it’s very quick to make;) The main point you need to remember is to dry very well every layer, it allows to save all the shades of colors used.

Just for comparasion you can see below the backgrounds for two other cards. I applied the same sprays, layer by layer, but to make cards a bit different added Autumn Maple Crimson for the second one and Witch’s Potion Purple for the third.

Well, return to the first one) Then I added partially a white texture paste through the stencil…

…and painted over it with Autumn Maple Crimson using a thin brush.

Next, I went with the embellishments – showing you how to turn plain and dull wooden chippies into beautiful autumn leaves.

First, I applied a transparent crackle paste by tapping movies to the surface – here it’s important to make a thick layer of the paste for a visible texture.

When it’s totally drr I covered the leaves with Glory of the Seas Gold, South Shore Sand and Cowabunga Copper sprays, just spraying them on the surface from the lightest color to the darkest.

You can see on the photo below, how the beautiful texture of the leaves began appearing.

Next, I embossed them partially with Sunrise Salmon Gold Powder.

Then added Oom Pah Pah Pink powders for one of the leaves…

…and Aurora Amethyst – for anothers.

Have a look how gorgeous they turned out!

I covered branches with my project colors, just spraying over them without any particular order.

And now the time of full relax – painting birds! 🙂

I stamped them on a piece of heavy weight watercolor paper and poured a small amount of sprays into the pallete for easy use.

I think it’s a sparrow, I used the thinnest brushes for painting because the birds are too small and always there is a risk to paint them in one color.

Layer by layer, very carefully, I applied colors from the lightest one, Glory of the Seas Gold, to the more intense – Cowabunga Copper, Autumn Maple Crimson and Witch’s Potion Purple.

So everything is ready – here all the things needed for the first card.

Arranged and glued all the embelishments.

At the end, I added toppings – microbeads, art stones, mini prills, and tinted lace and flowers.

So the first card is ready!

And two others as a little inspiration…

Such a funny bird here)))

Lindy’s Products

Other products:

  • Finnabair Crackle transparent paste, Ranger Texture paste white, Scrapiniec chipboard, Ranger stamps, Prima Marketing stencil and flowers, Pebbles wooden leaves, microbeads, art stones

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Fall crafting,




Mixed media artist and educator from the beautiful city Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Totally addicted to the colorful world of Lindy's. YouTube: Olga Ravenskaya/Instagram: @olga.ravenskaya

7 thoughts on “How to Create Fall-Themed ATCs with Olga Ravenskaya

  1. Dear Louise! Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation! So happy to be useful and to show how beautiful Lindy’s products are!

  2. Olga, thanks for all the explicit details…we love the step by steps, it’s greatly appreciated and the pictures are just awesome! Thx for sharing and love your work! Louise

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