Thursday, January 15, 2009

Naked Lady ...

I finished my ATCs for the Naked Lady swap through Addicted to Scrap due at the end of January.

This ATC is quite different to what I normally do, for instance, it's off-white and lately I've been using a lot of colour especially red & copper ... I've used pieces of tulle, fabric & lace and had good intentions of sewing these on, but was afraid the cardboard might be too thick so just used gel medium to stick them on instead. I nearly left the edges plain, but I kept thinking the ATC wasn't finished so I used Spanish Copper Rub 'n' Buff and although it just looks like a brown edge, if you tilt the card up to the light you can see a copper sheen, it quite subtle.

I used a translation web-site for the words "Dame Nue", which are supposed to say "Naked Lady" in French, but whether this is true or not, I have no idea ... still, I thought it could be right, so I used it.

What a grand thing, to be loved!
What a grander thing still, to love!
~Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Poet/Dramatist/Novelist~


Kyla deRuiter said...

Your atc is gorgeous, I can't wait to feel the texture of it!

Jen Crossley said...

Gorgeous ATC Love it

Shelly said...

This is an AWESOME card !!! Love the new technique and materials you've used. Great textures. A show-stopper of a piece !!

Oh . . . and congratulations on winning the draw over on Kate's blog !!

Janny said...

Really beautiful!