Monday, March 17, 2008

Cleo’s Ode to St. Patrick’s Day


Today at Think Monday think ATC we were challenged to…


This week I chose “Transparent Art” as our new theme.
Show us your ideas centred around transparency. Stamped on foil, or images printed on foil, thin plastic or mica tiles. Anything transparent is well suited to add even more depth to a card or an ATC. We’re already looking forward to see your great ideas!!!!!!!


Perfect! I have a bunch of Alpha Stamps Transparency’s that I have wanted to play with so out they came. I chose The Cleo de Merode image because she was the perfect ATC size. But where to go from there?

I didn’t want the background behind her to be to busy so I selected a green textured cardstock and embossed swirls using a greenish embossing powder. I then attached the image by sewing what seams like billions of mini green beads on. I followed the swirl pattern behind her.

As a finishing touch I added some jewels that mirrored the shape on Cleo’s headpiece, dangling from the bottom with more of the green seed beads.

Unfortunately due to the 3D effect of all the bead work it was difficult to get a good scan. The overall piece is not nearly this dark. if you click on the image it will become much larger and give you more detail.

I’m going to use this ATC in the monthly Lot o Rama at Alpha Stamps.
Hope you enjoyCaro

20 comments:

Femmy said...

beautiful, love what you did with the beads!!!

Barbara said...

You always do such amazing work. Love it.

Christa said...

Love the beads!

vintage wil said...

WOW this is so beautiful,
great work!

hermaf said...

Great work!

KardKrazy said...

Very different....just love this. The treatment at the bottom is gorgeous!

Claudette said...

great work with the beads

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!

Anna Jones said...

Pretty! I liked the way you cut out the flowers on the previous one too.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is brilliant. So gorgeous ATC.

Barbara Hagerty said...

This is so beautiful! I know how hard it is to get dimensional elements to scan, so if this is this wonderful on your blog photo, it must be drop-dead-gorgeous in person! I love it!!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous, love the beads as well.

sanny said...

Stunning ATC, love it!!!!

Gabi Mewi said...

it looks a little mysterious - beautiful!

Dani D said...

stunning work

Yitte said...

Stunng work!!

glitterangel said...

Beautiful! Absolutely stunning, I love the image, the beading the lovely green colour EVERYTHING!

Viola said...

Really stunning! Love it!

aino said...

Greate work.

filetta said...

very beautiful artwork