Monday, June 19, 2006

ATC's Series 'FREEDOM'

Well this is one of my attempts at a series of ATC's. I say attempts because I often have the idea and inspiration but when I come to sit down and work on the theme my mind has a habit of going blank. When this happens I usually produce what can only be described as rubbish (but that is in my own opinion). They say that we are our own hardest taskmasters.

I decided on the theme of 'FREEDOM' basically because I felt that it would be possible to depict this in many ways. I suppose freedom to one is not necessarily freedom to someone else and this interested me. I wanted to use words and a wide variety of colours along with trying to use as many different techniques as possible within the size limitations of the card. I have so far produced 2 finished ATC's from a series of 6. I don't think that the photos do them justice but these two were made using stencils and watercolour airbrush for the backgrounds with added embellishments to provide interest and variety.

The first ATC has a colourway of black and ochre with some green. The butterfly wings were stamped in black stazon and cut out and I used some brads (square and dragonfly), along with Diamond Glaze to highlight the letter 'e'. I finally added three flat backed jewels in amber and used a Krylon gold pen to add a border.

The second ATC has a colourway of green, mauve and purple. I used Constantine Stewart Gill Byzantia media and heat embossed this with Stewart Gill Interference Blue embossing powder (along the top 1 cm of the card, can't be seen easily on the shot). I decorated the 'd' with Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen and the 'o' with Diamond Glaze. I used watercolour pens on the 'm'. Three mauve opalised embellishments were added and printed letters were added using brads. I again used gold Krylon on the border.
Overall I am quite pleased with the effect and hope the other 4 turn out as well !!!

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  1. oooh - a new blog!

    nice ATCs Sid - especially the top one

    I'm hoping to find the time this coming weekend to make up a batch of ATCs myself, not least because I owe you two :)

  2. Hi flo, thanks & glad you like them.

    Hope you like the two ATC's I sent.

    Keep watching !!!

  3. hi Sid

    I haven't received anything in the post yet - should I be worried?


  4. Love all the ATCs Sid, they're fabby !!!

  5. I've got this one, and its fabby fabby fabby !!!


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