Saturday, May 15, 2010

Make-over Marie ATC

The theme for this month's Collage Stuff ATC swap is Marie Antoinette. I call this ATC "Make-over Marie" because I used my Copic markers to alter the Marie image from the Collage Stuff "Simply Marie Collage Sheet by Catnip Designs." She's so pale in the original image - too pale for me. So pale that it's hard to match any other colors to her. I gave her flesh some color, made her gray/white hair brown, lips a little pinker and used a very light blue over the entire dress. The background image is from the Collage Stuff "Altered London #1 Collage Sheet." This image is black and white. I used a couple of different blue color Copic markers to give it some color and coordinate with Marie. I overstamped a text stamp with black ink on the background image. The clock is from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found Paper Pack. I edged the ATC with a black Copic marker to finish it off. Sometimes I think I should add something else to this, but if I do, I'll probably mess it up. It's another simple design that will be easy for me to mass produce so that every swap participant receives an ATC from me.
One more thing - I love the Copic markers. You can alter the colors on collage sheets, and add color to black and white photos.

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