Friday, 25 March 2011


I've tried to be 'clever' and made an ATC with a different approach. It hasn't worked! but, it's not bad for a first - and possibly last - attempt. I am in complete awe at the incredible pieces of art I see over on Laura Carson's blog - Artfully Musing.  She is one of the most clever crafters I have ever come across. Her gorgeous ATCs are up for grabs every month and I was lucky to win one in January. She puts so much quirkiness into each one that you just cannot help but be 'gob smacked'.
Anyway, I would never pretend to be able to make cards like hers but she does inspire so I tried to have a go at making an ATC that looked different. Not sure you will agree I got this one right, but as usual, I had fun.

I want to put more detail down the side but as I haven't got a clue what to do, I've left it alone.
The golden arch is a peel off stuck to thick acetate and cut around the edges. I used a tape roller to stick it down as the glue is almost invisible. A few black sticky gems finished it off.
The background is cut from a 12"x12" K&Co paper.
The lady image is one that Laura had previously posted as part of her generous free downloads. I simply cut her out and added a bow from my stash. The metal corner is another little treasure from my stash.

The flowers are from a local trade store and were cream until I coloured them with a gold dabber and a red Copic pen. The leaves are punched from gold embossed card with a Martha Stewart frond punch. The beads are simply threaded onto coloured wire and the little metal flower is one from Leonie Pujol's ATC pack, again coloured with a gold dabber.

Nothing like I would have wanted, but it's ok - I suppose.


soniajones said...

Joanne - it's lovely - it doesn't need anything else! How did you manage to colour the flowers so perfectly?? just beautiful xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

I think it is gorgeous!!! Have you tried a thin strip of torn and inky edged paper down the side... or a ribbon strip? I don't think it needs owt else but I know what you mean :O)) x

Tertia said...

I think its awesome! One day when I am brave enough, I will make some ATC's too.

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous art but I know what you mean. Love all the 'frothy' feminine lacey lush confections that some people can make but have no idea how they do it but would very much like to. Think you have captured it here, the arch and bow on the lady not to mention that fabulous floral corner Fantastic XOXO Zoe

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is beautiful. I envy your flair for this kind of work, every detail is just perfect!
Love and hugs, Chrisx

Gez said...

Very pretty creation Joanne. I am loving your style. Thanks for the close ups :)