Monday, April 15, 2013

it seemed like a good idea at the time . . .

So I'm making these atcs for a swap, yes?  
For some reason, it seemed particularly amusing
(at the time, anyway) to juxtapose the cheerful stamped
sentiments with the serious expressions on the photo faces.
You can kind of see the shine on this one.
It reminds me of the old saying, "You can't judge a book by its cover."
Yep, Gelli plate print backgrounds . . .

Lots of layers of colors . . .

Like I said, it seemed like a good idea at the time . . .
Anyway, in addition to a little spring-ish post for
Altered Arts Magazine (the spring issue is fixin' to come out!),
these are going away for an atc swap.  (Wait, I already said that!) 
But the point is, I liked the challenge of giving them the appearance of dimension,
without adding bulky, hard-to-mail embellishments. 

Well, yes, painting and coloring are flat out fun, 
that might have played into it, too . . . ;)
Oh, yes, thank you--I do feel like a challenge or two!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge--April showers or Spring flowers
Creative Inspirations Paint--Spring Colors
Scrappy Frogs--Think Spring
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges--Spring Colours
Word Art Wednesday--always anything goes, with an inspirational sentiment or quote


Barb Black said...

I love these! My kinda humor.

Giavanna Lau said...

I think it makes perfect sense-I love irony!!

Anonymous said...

Irony is right up my street so those ATCs definitely appeal to me on that level alone and then of course we have your fabulous backgrounds.

trisha too said...

Thank you, ladies--it's always nice to know I'm not the only one!!!


Debi said...

You made me smile Trisha- that's how my brain works too ;) Great ATC's love the backgrounds with the serious faces :-) Debi x

Karen Letchworth said...

I find your art so intriguing and inspiring to me. It's unlike anything I am able to create, and it really amazes me how creative and unique your art is. Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge. I just LOVE it when you stop by and share with us, and look forward to seeing more!
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Cameron said...

Lucky Girl seems particularly perplexed as to why she is so lucky....haha!

Always good to throw a little of the unexpected around sometimes :)

2amscrapper said...

my kinda art so I love these!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous ATC's Trisha.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Jo Ann said...

Wonderful ATC's! Love the colors...Thanks for blessing us with your project this week at Word Art Wednesday...Have an awesome day!


June Macfarlane said...

Gorgeous gorgeous backgrounds. Adoring the sunny colours too. Brilliant work
hugs June x

Terry said...

Love it!!! I always wonder why everyone from the elderly to the very young looked so serious and almost angry!!! Great touch and I love these!

Pat said...

Beautiful ATC's super colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Beccy said...

Great colours on the atc's thanks for sharing with Fab n Funky
Beccy x

Dianne said...

Okay Trish I loooove swaps, what better then to receive and share our art, so lucky swappers:) to who ever gets these gorgeous atcs, beautiful backgrounds in yummy colors. I like the cheeky sentiments with those faces,its perfect and put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing your great creations. Have a great week..

Brenda Brown said...

Great fun Trisha and fabulous designs.
Hugs {brenda} x0x

Gio said...

I think is still a good idea!! These are funny and the backgrund is gorgeous!

Vicki said...

I love your ATCs!

Cathy L. Calamas said...

You are a silly giddy girl. LOL! Love these. your gelli plate backgrounds are awesome.

Gill Edwards said...

I love these!
The contrast between the photos and the background is great. How did you get the photos to look so old? or are they?
Thanks for the visit and for the follow too.

Gill x

trisha too said...

Hi, Gill--the photos are from a collage sheet, so the originals probably really ARE that old!