Tuesday, 12 July 2011

'Creative Expressions Calling Card Challenge'

Phew, I had an idea in my head but wasn't sure how it would turn out.....there had to be an ATC somewhere and the theme was "Calling Card". This morning when I was checking the blogs I follow, I noticed a technique using alcohol inks demonstrated on You Tube by Andy Skinner. I thought that this would make a good background for my Calling Card. So out came an ice cream container, some alcohol inks, some water and some atc size white card. So could I get the inks to work like Andy?....Nooooo! They just stuck to the side of the tub and refused to coat the card.

So onto plan B! Basically the above technique should work something like marbling, so I had a rummage around and found the marbling inks that I bought when my daughter was doing her GCSE art exam. A few drops of blue and purple on the surface of the water did the trick! A quick blitz with a hairdrier meant that I was ready to stamp.

Calling cards have a certain nostalgic quality so I wanted to use some vintage images, the Tanda retro stamps fit the bill and I stamped them in black archival ink, the words were made using the Tanda Mack alphabet set. I chose these as they suited the era of the girls with their bobbed hair.

So this atc triptych is my entry for the "Creative Expressions Calling Card Challenge" ....

One great thing about marbling is that both sides of the card get coated..result! This is the back of the atc triptych.


Zoechaos said...

These are a bit different for you,love them the marbling has given them a lovely soft vintage background good luck. XOXO Zoe

Lesley said...

Well there you go - that's great!!! Love the soft colours.