Monday, 26 May 2008

'Quotations' ATCs

I am so tired tonight, so won't waffle too much, but since I have a very busy few days planned, I wanted to show these photos tonight, while I have the time. These are this month's ATCs for UK Stampers, with the theme of 'quotations'. After much dithering about which quotations to use, I turned to the stamps for inspiration and realised that my favourite Cherry Pie images were once again begging to be used. I also wanted to make clear acetate the main material, and I am really pleased with the result. The lettering is all from the computer- if you print onto the wrong kind of acetate (i.e. laser or photocopier transparencies using an inkjet printer) the ink does not dry, giving the chance to add embossing powder. And between the front and back layer of acetate, I have used a simple image transfer of newsprint onto clear packing tape, just to add a little texture. The main images are stamped onto newspaper, and I love the idea that they will yellow and age over time.

Stamps: Cherry Pie, Paperartsy
Colour: Versafine, Stazon
Other: Laser transparency, embossing powder, newspaper, clear tape

Thanks for looking, and a special thanks to everyone who has left a comment. It really inspires me, especially when time to craft or blog is limited. I'll try to keep posting!


Sandy said...

Oooh, I really like these, Hazel!!

Helbel said...

I recognise what you have lent them on to take the picture! I have one too, except I gave mine to my dad lol! x hel x

LostLuggage said...

These are all really good looking..I really like the alphabet you have there! They're like mini-journal pages!

Fiona Whitehead said...

Lovely use of the stamps HAzel and great quotes

My name is CINDY...... said...

I think these are very different and really beautiful!! Love the quotes too.