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ATCs

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Sometimes, you see something that is just begging to be used RIGHT NOW.  Sarah commented on by blog banner for WOYWW – apparently, the fact I had a Hunter S. Thompson quote on it almost made her head explode (her words.)

I sent her a link to one of my Stampotique projects that had many more HST quotes and she returned the favour by sending ME a link to her site with some cute/weird digi stamps.  After trolling thru her long list of them, and grabbing quite a few, a handful of them spoke to me so strongly I just had to do SOMETHING with them right away.

Now, when I want to do something creative but time is short, I tend to fall back on ATCs or tags – they are small, quick to do, and more often than not I can use stuff I have hanging around.  It has been a LONG time since I did any colouring in with my Copics and the images seemed to cry out for that – some of the areas are soooooo tiny, and my colouring skills are not the best, but I think they turned out OK.  I wasn’t even going to TRY to cut the thinnest areas so left a bit of a border.  Here they are:

ATCtrio

The backgrounds are all bits of Gelli prints, scraps leftover from other projects.  Here are the close-ups so you can read the text a bit better:

668 – the neighbour of the beast

2ATCtrio

 

You’ll never find the answer to “What’s the right hat?”

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I think I need another hat on the left to balance it better.  I just need to find one more….

and finally, If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?

4ATCtrio

 

That one is actually from their Christmas selection, in lieu of 3 French Hens, it’s 3 French Mimes.  The unfortunate placement of the last bullet hole stamp is due to the annoying habit of cling/clear stamps when the sticky is less than strong – they fall off the block and if they are already inked, well, you get the stamped image where it falls.  Vaguely anti-feminist, I think, but That one was the MOST, the fiddliest, colouring in and I am not going to re-do it, so I’ll live with it.

Have a gander at the others – you might find one that appeals.  I still have a Day of the Dead sort of image and one she calls The Patron Saint of Low Bandwidth (OMG do I need a patron Saint like that!) waiting in the wings….

Sad that after missing 2 months of crops the one that was meant to be this week ended up getting cancelled due to low numbers, and the one NEXT weekend may conflict with something.  Since it seems I never get around to making layouts unless I am at a crop, holding on to planned pages for that fun, communal time, I am feeling like I may have to clear the decks and just make a page, to scratch that itch.  But not today…

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4 thoughts on “ATCs

  1. Hi Mary Anne, these are awesome. Love the images, I shall go have a look. I’m not usually much into digi stamps, but I love these. The 668 one reminded me of reading somewhere that Neil Gaiman had copyrighted the title’ 667, The Neighbour of the Beast’ for a future book, as he loved the line! New link at #102, as my first one linked to last week. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz XX

    • Maybe it’s a particularly American thing, that in 99.9% of the cases, the houses on one side of a street are even and the other side odd, so there, your neighbour would be your house +2, not one. Hence my picking of 668 rather than 667! But funny that one of my fave authors had the same idea, I’ll look forward to reading that one, if he eventually writes it….

      MA

  2. Ohhhh they look so awesome!!! I’m sorry for the fiddly bits – I get all lost in details and don’t even think about what a pain it must be to color/cut them! I am just thrilled beyond thrilled that you were inspired enough to get right on those beasts!

    I had to do some cards for a swap (skinny pages, 7 x 3) and ended up using HST quotes to finish them off, thought of you while I was doing it! lol!

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