Here is my ATC for the Artist Trading Post challenge. The theme was 'Trading post' and it made me think of an old, forgotten shop and how times have changed.
My son found me the watch face and bark for the sign in our local park. Getting him trained early at finding me random bits and bobs - think he's a bit of a magpie.
The background was a Tim Holtz paper, coloured and stamped with distress inks. I added texture with some Finnabair copper crackle paste to which I added some brown fresco finish paint to take the shine off. Unfortunately it didnt actually crackle - maybe because of the paint or maybe because I was impatient and dried it with a heat tool. I still like the texture though.