Monday, May 3, 2010

Frida ATC

The April ATC swap at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group is a Frida Kahlo theme. I used two images from the Frida Collage Sheet available at Collage Stuff. I cut one of the larger images kind of in half and glued it on the left. The round ball (kinda looks like a sun) behind the monkey's head is also from that same image. On the right side of the background, I used the ATC size clock paper from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper pack. So that's the background - Frida and Tim! I glued the little sun down next (in the right place so it would be behind the monkey's head) and then the Frida image next. I outlined them with a gold marker. At the top left, I wanted something kind of like the sun, so I cut up a Gold Large Round Frame German Scrap and glued down three pieces. I wanted some bling to go on the rings of the sun. I found these gold ones, but I'm going to look in my stash for some other colors. I copied a little piece of the Frida image skin tone and used it as the background for the words "as bright as the sun". I printed that out on my computer/printer and glued the words down. I really love Frida's art. To me, it just shines, shines as bright as the sun! I finished off the edges of the ATC with a gold paint dabber. Again, this is a simple design as I have to mass produce these. I like to include one of my own ATC's for everyone participating in the Collage Stuff swaps.