Hope you have all had a good day. I've beeen lucky enough to have a free day and so was able to settle down to play in my craftroom for a while. I thought today I would make some a.t.c's with a slight difference. Usually I am an inky, stainy, distressing, stamping, kind of bod, so thought today I would set myself a little challenge to make these mini works of art without using any of the above techniques!!1 What I hear you gasp, no distress!!1 No, today I went back to where it all began....making little atc's using papers and glues images and embellishments, and I have to say I really enjoyed it, it made a nice change, although they took longer to make than I seem to remember! Or have I just become more particular in my old age.
So, here we have a young Marie Antoinette
The shield and cherubs were a die cut, which necded a little something, so the tiny Eiffel tower embellishment was great and fitted perfectly. Added heavy burgundy trim to the base before glossy accenting the shild on. Three French stamps, two little flowers, and........no, left out the partridge in a pear tree!!!! Tee Hee!!
Next we have an older Marie, beautifully poised for her portrait.
I used the same paper pack for the base, as above and then some lush torn hand made paper for the next layer, again adding a little french script paper. The frame is felt and has been in my stash for longer than I can remember! Again a free image cut slightly larger than the frame covered in acetate and placed behine the aperture. Went a little over the top with the tiny wee gems, but hey ho.The small shield was mounted as before and a wax seal made for the corner, hiding the tassle attachment. A ceramic flower button finished the project
The last of the trilogy is an older and grumpier Marie!! and yes " LET THEM EAT CAKE! "....YUM says me.
The base of this, is an old photographic advertisment, again a free download. as is the main image, which I cut out and mounted on 3d foam to give some dimension. A lace trim was added to the left border and a mini tag of the Eiffel tower. The cup cake and sign, I think are papermania as is the little one in Marie's hand! Finally, crystal trim was attached to the base......C'est Fini!!!
Hope you enjoyed looking at what I've been up to today. Pop back soon, until then......
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