Sunday, 26 August 2007

Think Monday - Think ATC - Music (plus bits!)

Once again I am just going to scrape in before the theme changes tomorrow! The current theme is "Music" and my ATC shows two lovers dancing to their own music (or at least in my mind that was this sexy looking pirate and his lady are doing!). The stamp is by Acey Deucy - its a favourite of mine but I don't use it a lot for some reason.

My sister Marrijane has now received her belated birthday gift so I can post a photo of it - it is a Maya Road Vintage Purse Album but I used the pages as affirmation cards. I had a lot of fun with this but it was a lot fiddlier (I doubt that is a real word) and more time consuming than I anticipated. I did lots of background stamping on the pages but the gessoed / colour washed surface just absorbed the inks so a lot of the backgrounds are very subtle. I used some really pretty scrapbook papers for the covers and backs of the pages.


Today I have been playing with my embellisher machine making some postcards for exchanges - I am experimenting with all sorts of fabrics and fibres to see how they react - my favourite so far is layered panne velvet. I'll post some pictures as soon as they are finished. The photo below is of red felt with layers of hot pink and blue organza plus red and black netting - I just love the way the fabrics mesh! I think I will be on an "abstract" bender for a while. I'm still sewing on beads so it may be a day or two before they are all finished especially as tomorrow I have to be at the airport by 7:10am for a day trip to Perth for meetings. Those sorts of days are draining so I need to get to bed tonight at a reasonable hour.

Final thing - there is a new art challenge site starting up today - of course I have to join this as well - have a look if you haven't already - Gothic Arch Challenge!

9 comments:

Angelina said...

Wow! I really love the music ATC!! It's a very romantic approach of the theme. Beautiful!

Purple Missus said...

You are such a romantic Debbi - he is probably stealing her jewels :)
The little bag is absolutely wonderful and I look forward to seeing your embellishing experiments with the panne velvet - sounds intriguing.

stampingwitch said...

that is wonderful. I like your composition.

Dani D said...

love your music ATC

sanny said...

Beautiful ATC!!!

Gillian said...

very romantic/passionate piece debbie.
Love the handbag and what you have done with it:)

Sue McGettigan said...

Lovely stuff Debbi! That little purse is great - I like the idea of putting affirmations or quotes inside.

Someone mentioned your pirate might be stealing her jewels, I'm thinking maybe it's her virtue he's after? Love the ATC.

Say hello to Perth for me :)

ArtKat said...

Nice work on the ATC! Don't worry, you got it in on time (I just got mine in today as well!) The purse album is cute, too! Have a nice trip, get rested!

Kari said...

Love the "purse" you made for your sister. Lovely.