Friday, 30 December 2011

Triptych ATC Swap

The current swap over on the Flickr group
Art 'n' Soul as chosen by Deb
is to create a triptych ATC using one of two formats.
I chose the easier option a gatefold ATC.
The theme is 'Altered Heads' and the head of whatever
image we choose may be altered in any way we like.

I remembered seeing a great tutorial video once
 and managed to find it again called
where a postage stamp was used
over the head of an image in a collage.
I decided to go along those lines too. 

Starting with an image which I cut out - and cut off
the head completely, I replaced it with an old postage stamp.

I then merged the postage stamp into the image by
drawing in the shoulders and joining it to the main image.

Before all that though I started with a piece of white card
covered it with some book text, painted with acrylics and spritzed
 (Crafty Notions - Creative Colour - Spraypaque Fire Opal)
to give it a lovely glimmer.

I hot glued a piece of sari ribbon across the back.
The centre back panel will be covered with
my details before I send it out.

For the front edges I die cut (Alterations/Sizzix On The Edge
'Plaque and Postage') a strip of card decorated in the same
way as the rest of the card.

The little head I cut off from the main image fitted just
right in the hand and appeared to be looking up at the
new head.  It therefore had to become Shakespeare's Yorick
from Hamlet -  the words I used were the best
I could come up with! 

I added three bells to a jump ring and tied them to
each end of the sari ribbon - so it's nice and jingly too!

The deadline for this swap isn't until 15th February
so I'm nice and early!

Thanks for looking :)


Viv's Visuals said...

Yummy ATC Sherry! Haven't even thought about mine yet!
Happy New Year. xx

Elaine Akers said...

What a great atc. Happy New Year.

Ira said...

Brilliant and super funny ATC Sherry! You always manage to take it one step further! Happy New Year to you and your family my friend, thanks for all the beautiful crafts you've shown us the last year, I really enjoyed myself immensely! Hugs, Ira

Deborah said...

Brilliant interp Sherry! Really made me chuckle. And I love the sari ribbons with bells. Altogether a beautiful piece!

Meggymay said...

Super piece Sherry, love the look of those ribbons.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

LOVE, LOVE, this! Such a brilliant ATC! Have a fabulous New Year!

Sam said...

Brilliant! This made me laugh! I love the postage stamp head, what a clever idea xxx

Jackie said...

Such a wonderful ATC - stylish and funny!
Happy New Year!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Loving your glimmery atc Sherry, the postage stamp head is fab and that beautiful sari ribbon with the bells on are so clever!!
Happy New year!
Jan x

Maureen said...

Brilliant idea Sherry - it looks great! Happy new year!!!

Terri said...

Sherry you are so talented! I adore this piece of art you have crafted. The layers, coloring and the outside cover are all wonderful. I love this idea of a folded ATC card. The postage stamp head is so fab too!
Happy New Year and Happy crafting!

Lorraine said...

love the triptych ATC what a good idea and as for the he-art wow superb artist in the family..well done young man:)

Cindy Is Crafty said...

It is so fabulous, Sherry! Love it!

My name is Cindy said...

Sherry it is fab! Happy New Year!