Thursday, May 17, 2012

a journey of creative dreams


This atc started with a background I got from our on going background swap at our in-person atc swap in Des Moines.  The background is cut from a real map and then had white crackle paint around the edges.  I used scraps to finish it up... you see, my pile of scrappy stuff is overtaking my work area, lol.  The piece laying across the bottom was torn from a tag a long time ago.. I stuck it on and then added stitching.  Stamped some flourishes (Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamp) and highlighted them with a white pen.  The circle with the eye is also a Wendy stamp that I had laying there, already colored, left over from a previous project... I attached it with foam tape.  The words are from the Tim Holtz stamp stuff to say... yes, I have several parts of this stamp laying there waiting to be used... I chose these words, cut them out, edged them with ink and added them.  It all made a very different for me atc but I quite like it!!!

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14 comments:

donna!ee said...

gorgeous indeed...it really caught my eye!! thank you much for sharing, blest be :)

SusanK said...

Very insightful...love it all!

Anita Houston said...

Caught my eye too!!! Gorgeous design and color! Love that Wendy eye!

Ally White Cat said...

I love this..my Dad has tons of worthless maps everywhere..I know they will be vanishing...and i know where they will be..love that wendy's stamp ..uummyour work is always mind candy..
hugs,
susan s.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this Wanda... that bit of map is an awesome part of the background. Keeping my eye on ya...

Stephenie said...

Definitely makes you look at all of the pieces of your card to see how they combine to convey an "eye"-dea!! Could not resist!lol TFS!

Kay S said...

That is so cool. I love what you did with all your scraps. I have piles of scraps, so am inspired to try something different. Need to find something to do with flowers for the mail swap.

nzillingworth said...

Hi
what a brill idea to use real maps. But dont tell my partner when the square holes appear in the atlas lol.
Fab work.

Sher said...

Very creative. What a good use for old maps. Thanks for sharing.

tea said...

You've really got the eye for art, my friend. Love this.

Linda Ward said...

Love the atc !!! It is fun stepping out of the "box" once in awhile and see what we can create.

Stella Bergeron said...

I like the color you choose, very nice

Pam Sparks said...

a very cool ATC Wanda - I think this might be the one I swapped for! I remember it on the table anyway! I know, I need to unpack them and get them in my binder! = )

Anke said...

FANTASTIC Wanda !!!