Monday, 27 August 2007

Think Monday - Think ATC - Metal Art (& my mail today!)

I know, two posts in a row on Think Monday - Think ATC is probably a bit much, but the new theme is Metal Art and I have a couple of ATCs that I previously made that I can post for this challenge in case I don't get an opportunity to make one specially this week.

The first one is totally metal - a wire mesh backing, sheet metal folded to form a tag pocket, stitched with wire and with a rusty old blade inserted (entitled "edges" - the appropriate sub-title would be "sharp" or "handle with care"). The word "edges is stamped with metal stamps and black ink is used to accentuate the letters.

The second one has a stamped background that relies on some Brilliance inkpads for some metallic effects. The circular frame is metal, as are the eyelets and the plumber's tape on the top and bottom is of course metal as well. The screw in the middle is a sticker.

I had a quick trip to Perth today - it seems weird to fly 600kms for a couple of meetings and to be back home on the same day. I had about 50 minutes between the two meetings so, apart from buying a sandwich for lunch, I used the time to buy some healthy dry foods (pictured below - something different for this blog!) that are either unavailable here or over-priced. I am on a bit of a health kick - I recently had a "reminder" about the importance of fibre and wholefoods. The bright green beans are wasabi beans - they are new to me but they looked so vibrant I had to try them!

When I got home I found that I had some lovely mail waiting for me - in addition to the latest Stamper's Sampler (which looks really nice, lots of colour) I had received the Roma Beeswax ATC swap back. The range of ATCs from that swap is terrific and Kimberley Hopkins, the hostess, also sent a really nice beeswaxed ATC "Wedding Veil" along with some arty goodies so I am itching to get creative. My entry was posted here a while back.
Beeswaxed ATC by Kimberley Hopkins

27 comments:

Hermine said...

Both are great.

stampingwitch said...

wow that are very stunning ATCs. I love all. Thanks for sharing :-))

Night Owl Designs said...

Love your ATC's, Debbi!

Dani D said...

great work

Mandy Chilvers said...

great work debbie! and good luck with the healthy eating

frickelfee said...

Both are sooooo great!!!

Gerda said...

wonderful atc's !!

Bine said...

nice way to make this atc's - great work

Kelly said...

beautiful metal theme ATCs!

glitterangel said...

Gorgeous ATCs.

Sija said...

Very nice, great work!

Clau said...

Amazing ATCs! I'm sure they have a great feel too.

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi, just catching up on you're blog for this weekend, didn't had time before. what a great swap you did. I just love the metal ATC's!!!

Paula said...

Gorgeous works of art.

Willy said...

Beautiful Metal Art!

Cora said...

Beautiful work!

Sarah said...

great ATCs

Purple Missus said...

WOW Debbi those two ATC's are fabulous. I love metal art. Have you seen the work by Micheal de Meng?

Barbara B. said...

Well, if that is not metal!!! Super!!!

Nancy Dooren said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Petra Tillmann said...

Very metal!

Angelina said...

I like what you did with the theme! Both are great!

ArtKat said...

Your ATCs have certainly used a lot of metals - great work! :)

Jen Crossley said...

Hm LOVE the metal work Debbi
come over to my side Metal side that is LOL
Jen

Tami said...

All the metal in your ATC's is very inspiring. I'm so glad I stopped by.

Greensleeves said...

Gorgeous metal ATCs, very much like the 1920s Russian art, love them.

CreativSpirit said...

Both of your ATCs are great!