I've wanted to try my hand at making an ATC for some time. I decided to go with vintage, so I used a vintage image of a pretty child.
I added 3 hand-cut butterflies coated with glossy accents, and 2 tiny flowers. The little girl was wearing a necklace with stones, so I added 3 tiny rhinestones where they actually were on the photo. For the background, I stamped and embossed using a script stamp, then used two different distress inks to give a dual tone.
This actually was fun (which is what crafting should be).
I was inspired by the ATC's on blogs including Laura's. She's at http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com/. Her ATC's are absolutely gorgeous and should be at home in a Museum of art!