Saturday, 21 June 2008

More challenge ATC's - MEN

Can't keep away from them - ATC's , that is.

I am posting here three on the theme of men (loosely???). this challenge was anther from the Make It Mondays challenge on GMS. The first is called, "Thou shall not pass". I had been playing about with some mesh bags ......bought holding fruit....... and had adhered some to a card with an embossing paste (Black, Dreamweaver) which I had bought rashly I think and never used much of. I rather liked the effect and layered a square of this onto the backing. This particular gentleman looked quite stern and the phrase simply jumped out at me as I moved the elements aroud the backing. I added the key (lock, keep out??) afterwards and thought the top needed a little detail. I took a long time to decide that the "jewel" was the edetail I was looking for.

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The second was quite deliberately tied in with an african theme although in the end I didn't use half the stuff I was intending to. Sometimes enough is enough, and I felt that this was all it needed to complete the card. Called, "Dear, I'm Home" (think about it LOL) the ide for the piece began with a substantially textured paper. But when I trie to stamp the larger face on to the backing it was a disaster. I finally stamped onto a white card and cut this out and adhered to the card. The traveller (?) seemed to be introducing himself and the original mix of bits and pieces contained the beads and the smaller mask.

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The last is a my attempt at a little humour; called, "Ladies let me introduce the twins". A simple collage on home made backing paper painted with acrylics.

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All the male images are available free to use here. Thanks to Elizabeth


Jinny said...

hahahahahaha John loving the twins one hehehehehehehe

Linda said...


I came by to thank you for visiting my blog and what do I find? Why the Twins ATC (my fave) and your very cool banner plus all your other wonder art. You've been busy since I was here last!!

I wish I had your talent. Very cool.