Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SubLIME ATCs

Lime is the theme for Arts in the Cards for March. Limes are delicious and refreshing, and lime is one of my favorite colors. I use it so much that I think of it as a neutral...when I don't know what to do with a piece of art, I use lime thread to stitch it, or dab on lime paint.

For these ATCs, I started with some hand carved block prints that I had printed with lime paint on white paper. They are part of my edzellinni fabric line that I did for my SAQA visioning project. I combined the blockprints in photoshop, and then added the word lime and the mirror image of the word. I arranged the words at the top and bottom, but cut off part of each to make the words less obvious.

I liked what I had, but then I decided to take another angle. I used some Graphics Fairy royalty free antique clipart, http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/--a dress form, some antique shoes, a lilly of the valley plant in a pot, an Marie Antoinette style woman, and a hand holding a rose. I changed the color to be limey on all the clipart except the hand holding the rose. It looked okay, but seemed not quite finished, so I put the blockprints and words behind the photoshop woman that I had constructed. After I printed the ATCs on cardstock,the design still needed something, so I decided to embellish it with lime stitching--a straight stitch and a zig zag.

These small pieces combines many things that I love--mixed media,photoshop, antique clipart, fashion design, flowers (especially roses), fabric design, typography and carving/printing my own designs.

2 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Linda-I love lime greens also. Your carved stamp looks very cool--I love everything you have done with this card!

Edzellinni said...

Thank you Janet!