Friday, 3 October 2008

St Joan and Embossing Powder


Have called this ATC 'Look to the Light'. This stamp is one of my new stash. Once I'd stamped the image the thought of Joan of Arc came into my head... maybe it's because the face is looking upward and I seem to remember an old drawing of the Maid of Orleans at the stake looking toward the heavens. Anyway, I decided to try and follow the theme using the stamp as the base. I added some meshy fabric frayed at the edges to try and give a sense of imprisonment and collaged the shield and sword. I recently bought some 'Enchanted Gold' embossing powder and had been disappointed with it as I felt it didn't give enough depth, I thought though that it might be delicate enough for rays of light. I first used white embossing powder and ran the brush through it before heating to give the 'rays' effect then once heated added the gold one over. I allowed the gold one to scatter a bit onto the face. Finally I added the cross charm.
I am pleased with this project but don't think this pic does it justice. I feel that I am learning new things all the time - just wish my photography skills were improving too!

12 comments:

Debby said...

Viv this is a gorgeous ATC! I love the gold into the face and that face is fabulous!

Jan said...

This is lovely Viv - Beautiful stamp and lovely effects.
p.s. did you get my e-mail? Never sure whether they've gone through or not!

THE PAPER HANDMAIDEN said...

It's stunning. And I like Saint Joan. That's my name and I was born on St. Joan's birthday. You have marvelous talent. and

You've been tagged

Susie said...

This is gorgeous!!!!

Susie

Anonymous said...

Wow love the images! Wonderful stamping!

Faye said...

This is lovely, Viv.

Debbi Baker said...

Beautiful result Viv! I like the way you have incorporated the fabric mesh - it really adds texture.

Maureen said...

Brilliant Viv, you do lovely work!!

Anne said...

Oh, this is lovely!

Sounds silly, but as a not-very-good photographer I tend to scan ATCs instead. Having said that, your photo looks great to me and I suspect your version of not-very-good is rather better than mine!

Tsscrapin said...

Very cool atc. I love your style.

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous, I love the image
xx

Sian said...

Wow! This is stunning!