Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The text is from Joyce Kilmer's famous Trees poem. Did you know that Joyce was a man? I found that when double-checking the author. He had five children before he was killed in WWI at age 31.
In 2009, Kerri Judd decided to challenge the participants to make her a ATC that represented what our time spent at La Casa de Maria meant to us. In return, she gave us each an ATC. I made several, giving them away. They were all unique. I made this one for my own collection. Thanks, Kerri, for the inspiration!
Description: Collaged with pictures and text clipped from brochure. Background paper was scrap from Carrie Imai's demo of new Golden luminescent glaze. Blue-green scrap was from the acrylic "skin" I made--one of our retreat projects that year, taught by Annie Lawrence. Punched heart found in my ATC supply box, as weel as the Time Flies sticker.
Here was my colophon on the back of the card:
Backgrounds from paper I've been saving for a "rainy day". Collaged with materials left from past projects. Used up a spool of metallic machine embroidery thread--a brief hobby from 25 years ago. Lettering done with gel pen--several went into the trash before finding one that worked.
For this project, I ended up looking through many drawers and I found a lot of stuff I didn't know I had--very handy for upcoming projects!"
This is a great reminder for my upcoming exchanges--my craft room is full of things I need to use.
I also used this theme to make Valentine's day cards.
The pictures were cut from a magazine ad and collaged on top of a background cut from my map.