Monday, 24 November 2008

Think Monday Think ATC: Cloth and Paper


This is my entry for this week's TMTA on the theme of Cloth and Paper. I wanted to create a traditional looking Christmas ATC for this one.

The main image is a gel medium image transfer onto linen. (The linen an offcut from the bottom of some too-long curtains that I bought a few years ago, and it's proved to be extremely useful.) I'm quite pleased with how soft the transfer has turned out as I think it suits the look of the ATC. The background is a printed image of some Christmas music, which I've coloured using distress inks. I added some printed papers at the corners, some sparkly mesh and a strip of printed paper along the bottom. Then I layered on the main image and some fabric holly leaves with some stick on gems for the berries. Finally I added the star brad at the bottom, and the words which I made using a Dymo label maker.

16 comments:

Sherry said...

This is beautiful, I love the way the image transfer has turned out. It's surprising what you can find a use for isn't it - like the old curtains.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is so gorgeous.
Really great vintage ATC.

Me(y)lanie said...

What a wonderful idea!

I love it.

Hugs, Melanie <><

Nancy said...

I love the soft look of your Santa. Pretty ATC!

Linda Elbourne said...

I love this!

Clau said...

Great image transfer. Wonderful ATC!

Rein said...

Wonderful ATC!

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous, love it! Brilliant transfer

Faye said...

What an outstanding job of image transfer to cloth! Your ATC is really beautiful.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Lovely Santa transfer!!!

Mooneybeams said...

I like this!

Am going to have to give gel image transfers a go, methinks. Such a soft and olde worlde feel to it - lovely.

Veronica said...

Love the gel transfer - I have the stuff to do it, just not tried it yet - great result.

Hugs

Vron xx

vintage wil said...

Really Vintage atc !!!

Hermine said...

Great Christmas ATC

Bettie said...

We had the same idea, lol . Your ATC worked out very well

kimic said...

Wonderful vintage Christmas ATC.
Great idea.