Saturday, 24 January 2009

'THE ALTERED ATC' - wall art incoporating matchbox window shrines

This shrine was the SIS project for Jan/Feb. (Details of SIS can be found here )
The project was to make a 'shrine' using a matchbox and an ATC.
I chose the theme of 'Love' cos it's February and also because I have had this 3 heart embellishment for over 2 years which was rescued from the inside of another project (didn't turn out the way I wanted so it went in the bin!) The 3 hearts and it's red background are air dried clay which have been painted. This fitted perfectly in the inside of the matchbox.
I used gold embossed paper for the box and toned it down a little using black ink and red ink 'dabbers' as the gold was too shiny for my liking - I wanted to achieve a muted 'antique' effect for the frame and box.
So the matchbox was used to house my hearts and the ATC was then cut out to make a window type frame. The ATC was covered in the same paper and toned down like the box. I added the metal embellishments, a tassel and some fibres.
(There is a tutorial on this project written by Ange and it can be viewed here if you fancy trying it! )
Lots To Do have set a theme of 'Frames' for this week so have entered this into the challenge!


crafty creations said...

Viv its absolutely stunning - love the way you've added all the bits and pieces a very clever work of art

Thanks so much for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again thes week

x Hilda

Pattie said...

Lovelyyyyyy work Viv,really like this,I did think of having ago but sooo much buzzing around in my head what i want to do,but nothings getting done lol.

craftytrog said...

Beautiful work Viv!


wow, vivienne, i can see why you rescued those hearts, reeeeally nice.
In fact great work all round.

(I can feeeeeeeel the love emanating from you roflol)

Femmy said...

this is beautiful!!!

Virginia said...

Viv this is gorgeous!!

Heather Robinson said...

What a fantastic idea. You have made it your own with wonderful texture and gorgeous embellishments.

Sherry said...

I agree with all the comments Viv! It's gorgeous!!

WendyK said...

A fabulous piece of work Viv

RubyMay said...

Fantastic artwork. I love it !