I am so out of practise making anything arty crafty, so I too the 'plunge' and put my name down for the Every Day Things ATC swap on the UK Stampers Forum.
I have made quite a few ATC's and 'binned' the ones that I thought were not up to scratch, as I wouldn't like to send anything that I would not be pleased to receive myself.
So - above - I have stamped a music sheet background and 'discoloured' it to age the sheet.
The double base image came from a very old paper napkin which I received in a swap a few years ago from New Zealand - and a paper napkin is an 'Every day thing' too isn't it.
I am not sure which way up this ATC looks better so here are two views.
The actually colouring in the one below - don't know why it looks different vertically.
These are the every day things that an Eygptologist might have in his kit bag following a dig.
They are 'found objects' tied together on an 'old' lump of card with a written postcard ready to send home - Circa early 1920's.
I stamped the images several times on white card, stained and coloured it, and cut out and collaged some of the elements - the egg, postcard, and stamp. Then distressed it to look old