Wednesday, August 19, 2009

ATCs and Home Page Honours

I have finally finished my ATCs for the Handmade Crow or Raven swap, hosted by Sheree Rose through the Advanced ATCs UK Yahoo Group. A lot of the cards I've seen made so far are so diverse, there have been crows and ravens made in the style of steampunk, zetti, handpainted and hand-drawn and more ... so I really wanted to do something different.

I started my ATC with a serviette, which I painted with a brayer in 3 different colours (MM Shopping Bag, Golden Raw Sienna & Red Oxide). I then stamped some branches with StaZon Timber Brown. I printed a picture of a raven and covered the body and a separate wing with black glass shards. The beak and legs were done with a black dimensional paint and I used an adhesive gold diamante for the eye. When the glue was dry, I covered the glass shards with Dimensional Magic and then stuck down the wing on top so it looks dimensional. A rusty old bottle cap with the word Raven coloured in walnut ink added in the right hand corner and it's ready to be sent off to the USA.
As I was checking my swap details on AATCUK Yahoo Group, I noticed my Postage People ATC made it on the home page ... I wonder if it's because I've used a stamp with Queen Elizabeth's head on it?? It doesn't matter how many times I feature on the home page, I still feel really good when my card gets chosen.
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
~John Ruskin, 1819-1900, Artist and Author~


kyla said...

Congrats chick on the homepage art honour, very well deserved! and OMG, the bottle cap is THE perfect touch needed! kudos to you.

Lady Di said...

Thanks Kyla, I couldn’t figure out what I was going to do to finish the ATC and then the foreign words we discussed weren’t quite doing it for me, so I thought I may as well just print out raven in English and use an old bottle cap to fill the space. I'm glad you like it.

Sam Marshall said...

Gorgeous ATC. I love the texture of the raven. A great, big CONGRATULATIONS, too!

LuvLoz said...

The raven looks fantastic, I love how textured it is. Congrats on getting homepage honours again.

Gaby Bee said...

Your ATC looks just terrific. Love the texture of the raven and the bottle cap make it just perfect.
Gaby xo