Saturday, 15 January 2011

Turquoise and Copper ATCs

The first round of a new Colour Groupies year has started with this colour combination. If you're new to this blog, we are a selected group of 5 artists who exchange ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) each month, based on a pre-determined colour scheme. We don't show the cards online till everyone (Caryl, Debby, Lenna and Tristan) has received their respective cards.

As copper here in the U.K. is not just the name of a metal but also of one of our lesser coins (as in Give us a copper) I wanted to incorporate one penny on each of the cards. I also wanted to celebrate the fact that Tristan (our one male participant) has rejoined us so the cards had to feature men. I found just the right images on an Alpha Stamps collage sheet. The sheet was dedicated to steampunk art and that too suited my penny theme. The man was adhered to a copper-coloured, machine quilted background and a penny (copper) was attached using Diamond Glaze.

I then covered the entire card with a transparent blue fabric that had turquoise stars already incorporated into its design. A suitable vintage text was also adhered and the edges of every card were finished with copper satin stitching. The cards were all very similar so I've only included one picture.

4 comments:

peggy gatto said...

lovely rich colors and handsome design!

Maggi said...

How very cool! The stitching around the edge is gorgeous! Perfect combo for the Groupies!

Terri said...

Wow! This is fab! I love that you put a copper in it. So well done Frieda!
Hugs,
Terri

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I so love my ATC from you, Frieda. The design elements are unusual, the colours are so rich, I think it is just delectable! Mine says "two a penny"!

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