Sunday, June 29, 2008

July atcs-monochromatic

Wow, long time since a post, but I have a nicely painted new space to work in! I am trying to get ahead on some art for July. The byhandartists yahoogroup has a monthly atc swap. This month's theme is monochromatic and anything goes. I like doing Asian themes and red lends itself to that in my mind so.... also the same group does a monthly mingle of a 4x4.5 page. This year is the "Yalpha Mingle" so each page has a prominent letter and pertains to that letter. I used the same idea for my green atcs. I had a scrap of the yellow patterned paper and did a fun foam atc.
I used patterned paper for all. I keep a lot of scraps and a lot are monochromatic, so I went through my stash. On the red herringbone paper, I stamped with a Chinese character background stamp. Cut and mounted with foam tape to a red cardstock background. Stamped the woman with black ink and either cut her out and mounted with foam tape, or punched her with a square punch and added the small chop.
I used harlequin letter grungeboard for the green ones. Colored the alphas with chalk ink, outlined in green pen and dotted with glitter glue. On two I added some vellum printed leaves and on the other some silk leaves I had in my "leaf" collection envie.
The yellow fun foam is stamped with Ranger Vintage Photo ink with an "art" background stamp. The foam is mounted with glue dots.