Friday, 7 March 2008
These colours made me think of Africa which is how this series of ATC's came about. For the Giraffe I used a part of one of my favourite stamps. The zebra I drew myself using pen and ink, he's not quite right really, however I will practice.
The Water Carrier is also a stamp, which unfortunately does not belong to me. The Masia Warrior on the other hand I drew using pencil and painted him with watercolours. It is doubtful whether he look anything like a Masia Warrior, but I loved the colours.
Friday, 1 February 2008
A week ago today it was 'Burns Night' and in celebration of the great bard himself, I created this ATC. It is not a great scan of it, the colours haven't come out very well. The background is chocolate coloured, ridged card to which I added a torn picture of the great man. I then distressed the picture and background card using gold pigment ink and embossing it. I used shrink plastic for his name. I really liked this one and I know it went to a good home when I swapped it with a lovely Lady called Loretta.
The butterfly is a sticker on acetate, then coloured on the back. It is also mounted with 3D pads. I don't often use stickers, but this one seemed to fit the card.