Monday, 10 November 2008

Think Monday Think ATC - Purple





This week's theme on TMTA is purple. I love purple and I got a bit carried away and ended up making three.
The one on the left is the first one I did, and I ended up rescuing it after it went wrong. I did an emboss resist background and originally stamped the image over it. Unfortunately it didn't show up because both the image and the background are a bit too detailed, so I embossed the image over the top. I still didn't like it because the detail on the image didn't show up very well when I embossed it, so I stamped it on acetate and layed it over the top, slightly offset from the embossed image so the embossing shows through a bit.

The top right one is aluminium which I've coloured with alcohol inks and embossed freehand, bent over the edges then sanded over the top. I've layered it onto aluminium mesh and card which I've coloured using reinkers dripped onto a baby wipe and pressed the card onto it. (It gives a lovely blended colour effect but if you ever do this, make sure you wear gloves, unless you want to spend the next two weeks with purple hands!) I've also added some tiny purple gems to finish it off.
Th one on the bottom right again has an emboss resist background, but on this one I've used a less detailed background stamp and have stamped the image straight on top. I've added a metal flower and some flower brads which I've coloured using alcohol inks, and have added a bit of Stickles around the edges.

20 comments:

Saila said...

So lovely atcs! Purple is my favourite colour too.

Stacey-Ann said...

I love the embossing you've used on your ATCs. The texture on them is gorgeous.

Linda said...

These are gorgeous...I love the texture!

Faye said...

Sian, all three of your ATCs rate a WOW!!! The colors are fantastic, but the detail work is so beautiful that I am amazed by all of it. Beautiful work.

Char said...

That is purple. I really like all three.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your ATCs are lovely, the rich purples are yummy!

Gabi Mewi said...

The metallic Atc is so gorgeous ...

Kelly said...

beautiful atcs! love them all!

Sarah said...

Love your metal work...messy but fun to do!!

Astrid Maclean said...

All three are great!

Anneke said...

these atc,s are very beautiful.
the embossed one is so pretty

A.J. said...

Great artifical work!!!I love them all!!

Clau said...

Great artwork!

Nancy said...

I love the 2nd one!

stampingwitch said...

great work

danisart said...

absolut stunning

Jane said...

WOW these have blown me away, they are stunning Sian
Jx

Bianca Kalksma said...

WOW! Especially the second above (aluminium) is great!

Carole said...

I like them all, but that second one really catches my eye.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Gorgeous ATC's - we chose the same colour!!