So I am killing three birds with this ATC.
Alpha Stamps Yahoo group does a bi-monthly Lot-o-rama with ATC's. The person who wins the ATC the previous time gets to select a theme and this time it is "Unique" I had a very hard time with that b/c I just couldn't think of what made something Unique.
here is what I came up with.
1. Handwriting, each person's handwriting is different. So on the base of the ATC there is handwritten script, I know it is hard to see but I promise, it is there.
2. Puzzle pieces are each cut in a unique way, I am sure that there are tons that are the same but to me they each look different. Over at This Thursday, they have asked us to use Puzzle pieces in are work. So this worked perfectly for me.
3. No one is more unique to me right now than my little girl. But I imagine that all mother's feel that way so children overall have to be the most unique of individuals out there. They have not been molded by society yet and are free to be themselves. One Powerful Hour asked us to use children and things that remind us of childhood in our art this week.
4. And lastly I thought of sand. For some reason I can hear in my mind a saying that goes something like this "each grain of sand is unique" I could be totally wrong but hey it works. But instead of using sand I decided to use Glitter...after all they seem the same to me...both grainy but glitter is just such a happier color.
The background papers that I covered the puzzle pieces with are cut out of a brown paper bag that I had layed some fabric strips on to dry after dying them. There is no way I would ever obtain that pattern again so they are unique. And the background that everything is built on was made using Tim Holtz distressing inks. I am sure no matter how hard I tried I could never perfectly reproduce that either.
So in conclusion...to my extremely long winded explanation...everything on this ATC in my opinion is "Unique"
I hope you enjoy!