Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Literary Heroines ATC Series

The second color theme swap is underway in the Art Techniques ATC group ~ the color this time is red. I was seriously stumped for quite awhile as to what I would do with this. I began digging around in my red paper, vellums, stamps, and then - inspiration. It is still so strange to me how this process unfolds and reveals itself. I sure don't get it but I'm learning to question less and accept more.

The first card is "Jo March". Background paper is from Prima and was sanded and distressed. Background flourish stamp is done in ColorBox pigment green, the stamp is by Technique Tuesday. It was also stamped with green StazOn on the shell button (from SkyBluePink.com). The girl is a stamp from I Brake for Stamps, done in black StazOn on vellum that was colored with Tim Holz Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick DTP. Collage images are from an unknown source as well as Tuscan Rose. Trimmed at the bottom with black embroidery thread and edged with green pigment ink.

The next one is "Elizabeth Bennett" ~ of course!! Same background as before. An Avery shipping tag was overlaid with paper by Melissa Frances. The tag was edged in Tim Holz Distress Ink, Antique Linen, DTP. The gold scrap 'frame' was cut from a gold paper doily and glued in place. The woman image is a stamp from I Brake for Stamps, done in black StazOn on striped vellum and then colored with the Antique Linen ink. Collage image is from Tuscan Rose, stamped with Stampington's Postal Cube. Shell button is stamped with flourish from Autumn Leaves, using Blazing Red StazOn. The gold fiber is from On the Surface, and the ribbon on the tag is from an unknown source. The card is edged in gold metallic pen.

Next is "Beatrix Potter". Background paper is by Prima. The girl image is stamped on heavy vellum and cut with decorative blade, then edged in black Sharpie. Collage image is from Tuscan Rose and photo corners are by Canson. All edging is done with a black Sharpie.

The final one is "Eleanor Dashwood". Same background as above. Collage images are from LunaGirl and Stampington. Gold scrap is cut from a gold doily. The stamped woman is done on striped vellum and then colored with Tim Holz Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick. The number stamps and border stamp are from a set by AdornIt.

These literary heroines are all strong memorable women. Peace.

1 comment:

akatrix said...

Beautiful cards! I have some components of the #3 card thanks to a nice envie full of goodies from you....love that little face on vellum. Your patriotic cards make me want to stand up and sing the Star Spangled Banner!