Sunday, 1 July 2007

June's ATC Swap


Here is my ATC for June's swap at Paper Paradise


It mightn't look it, but a lot went into it, I made 7 in total.

First of all I didn't want to make any of the cliches, time flies, time is precious etc.

Aimee and me were singing nursery rhymes walking home from school, and Aimee picked this one, so I thought it might make a good ATC.


I coloured some cream card with Tim Holtz antique linen and antique photo. Then made a template of a grandfather clock. Cut out all the shapes to layer them. The clock face is a pocket watch stamp embossed in gold on a platinum background. A circle cut out of the first layer of the clock. Acetate placed at the back, stuck the clock face underneath and then stuck to the back layer.

The body of the clock is done by having two layers of card, with a rectangle window cut out of the top layer, a gold brad and a length of gold peel off. Acetate stuck under the window layer, foam pads to raise it, stuck to the bottom layer, a gold circle peel of for the handle.

The base made of two pieces of card cut to shape with foam pads under the first layer. Mouse stamped with versamark and embossed with silver.

The rhyme stamped out and cut separately, with green ink stamped lightly over the words.

The background paper was a scrap piece I had left over, can't remember the name, stuck to an ATC card.

Face of clock stuck to background using foam pads, body stuck straight down, bottom layer of base stuck straight down, top layer stuck with foam pads with body sandwiched in between. Mouse stuck down with foam pads. Words placed randomly and glued down.

Quite a lot for a little card!!!!!






1 comment:

Tracey said...

What a lot of intricate work Helena, you must have a lot of patience, love all the layering and the atential to detail, definitely worth all the hard work TFS :)