Monday, March 10, 2008

The Shape of Things to Come


Today at Think Monday Think ATC the challenge is…

This week, I’d like to take you to the colourful world of fashion. I’m far from being a fashion victim, but this is not only about the most recent trends, but possibly about the gorgeous robes of the renaissance and other eras, or the look of the 20s, dresses from Bollywood films and carnival costumes, or maybe still the crazy creations of the Paris Fashion Shows. This is a very diversified theme and we can’t wait to see your ATCs

This is a pretty common theme that I work into my pieces regardless of the challenge so I decided to focus on stamps that I normally do not use and combine them with ephemeral that does not typically go with the theme.

I stamped the woman from Oxford Impressions on transparency. Behind her I used a bright yellow paper and covered it with a collage image from Paula’s Kit club and some white fabric type paper. I then layered a cut out from an actually dress pattern and some bright shell German scrap. I attached the transparency with green shell buttons that I sewed on and then used a stitching pattern rub on to finish the piece off.

The entire time I was working on this ATC I kept saying…”Oh I don’t like it, I don’t like it how to fix it…what to do???” I stuck to my original plan and once it was all done I do like it. Very different for me but I guess that is what I challenged myself to do.
The scan is a bit fuzzy in places due to the 3D sea shells…sorry.

Hope you enjoy
Caro

24 comments:

truutske said...

Whow...gorgeous atc!!

christine said...

great idea !

KardKrazy said...

Fabulous technique...love the seam allowance note. You fit a lot of wonderful stuff onto this ATC.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow absolutely beautiful. Looks great.

Claudine said...

I love very nice

Dawn said...

it turned out great. It looks like the 20's era girl seamlessly has a beach towel flowing from her arm that happens to have the other girls on it - pretty cool. Great job!

SBS12

vintage wil said...

Wow Absolutely beautiful.
looks great.

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herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous.

Linda said...

Just wonderful...I love how you've used the transparency!

dutchstamptramp said...

Super! Love the whole idea

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Great take on the theme, very nice.

Kelly said...

beautiful! lovely image!

Melissas said...

This is gorgeous - looks like it took forever! Thanks for sharing ;)

Paula said...

Fab images for this theme.

Clau said...

Great ATC, love especially the transparency.

Ingrid - said...

gefällt mir sehr gut!

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

katrin said...

fab transparancy - and cool swimm suite. ;-)

Anna Jones said...

You have been tagged!! Check my blog for details.

BTW, I will have to steal this idea of printing on transparency. Nice work!!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Wonderful! I love the stitching and the German scrap! Great ATC

Christa said...

Beautiful!

Sija said...

Wonderful Atc!

stampingwitch said...

wow, ist absolut fantastic!