Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Think Monday: Think ATC

Twice in a row! I'm on fire with the organising and the doing of craft this week.

The theme this week at TMTA is Transparent Art. I took a transparency of an antique daguerreotype of the moon - it's mottled and golden in that beautiful way that daguerreotype photographs are. (I had to use the word twice, to make it worth looking up the spelling.)



The image is over a background of pearly iridescent ink, which of course, doesn't show up in the scan, but makes the image really glow. I took the words from an ancient dictionary.

I love using transparencies, but the hard part is finding original ways to frame the very obvious edge. This time, I put my new sewing machine to the test, and it blitzed through the plastic and card with no problems, even when threaded with horrible, snagging metallic thread. Oh metallic thread! You look so fine, but you are so evil. Same problem that I have with velvet, I think.

9 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is so wonderful. Really great design.

Claudette said...

great design...beautifully done

herminesplace said...

Beautiful.

vintage wil said...

beautiful!!!

Femmy said...

wonderful atc!!

filetta said...

great design ! wonderful card

Bridget said...

Hello Danielle and Steph,
Didnt know you had a blog, will be coming back to read it. You can travel vicariously with me on the big trip through my blog in 37 days time woohoo I am soo excited.

Love and hugs
Bridget L

Gardagami said...

See here or here

Heather Robinson said...

Great transparency and beautiful use of stitching.