Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Handwriting.....

can tell a lot about a person. This is the theme for TMTA this week. I have chosen to focus on the tools of the trade - pen and ink. I stamped the pens on the background and the ink bottles on separate paper. I also stamped the handwriting piece on a separate piece of paper, trimmed and chalked to look like a letter and attached it over the pens. I coloured up the ink bottles and attached over the top with foam pads so they are raised off the surface.For this one I stamped the pens on the background and the ink bottles separately. I cut around the bottles and added a little colour and chalked the edges. I then laid a piece of acetate over the background ans stamped the handwriting and attached in the corner with a brad. I then added the bottles of ink to the bottom, again with foam pads to raise them up.

I enjoyed layering these images and using traditional means of creating handwriting, I still love using dip pens, although I tend to use them to draw with rather than write! You can get some great results.

11 comments:

Grace Lee said...

I like these two pieces.
A very interesting technique with the stamped acetate attached with a brad.
Thanks for viewing my blog.

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous Sally! You have beautiful work! Not sure if I have popped in here or not and said hello, but I am part of your sbs-24 group! Welcome! I look forward to getting to know you and seeing more of your work!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Sally this is stunning.
Love the trancparency art. Gorgeous.

Kersten said...

What a gorgeous card! I really like how you did the overlay. I'm going to have to bookmark your lovely site. :)

Femmy said...

beautiful atc!!!

msscrooby said...

Two wonderful ATCs!

Cindy said...

GREAT ATCs! Love the raised effect of the ink bottles. Really nice!

Ed said...

wbiThese are gorgeous - love them both Sally, and welcome tio SBS24,
look forward to getting to know you - I already love your work lol ....

herminesplace said...

They are gorgeous.

Bianca Kalksma said...

Wow! Great ATC! Thank you of sharing this great idea!

Sue said...

Love these ATCs and love those stamps .... can you share where you got them from?