Wednesday, 31 March 2010

ATC - Keys

This post was hiding in my list so seeing as crafty pieces are not being made as yet I thought I'd post this now!
I managed to join in with the Key theme over at The Artist Trading Club in November here is the one I made (again I made 5 all the same).

I cut out the keyhole shape from some thin chipboard and dragged some terra cotta Adirondack dimensional acrylic on and left to dry then got some gold paste used to touch up picture frames and rubbed a little over....the rather dour lady is an ancestor of mine...afraid I'm not certain who she was...possibly a great great aunt...unfortunately I have no way of finding out since my mother died....
I'd have loved to use some of those T!m type metal key letters but needs must and I made them by stamping Paperartsy letters and blobbing some white dimensional pearls over......the metal bit was stamped with a Paperartsy border onto nearly the last of the tomato paste tube that Laura gave me.....I'm waiting patiently to use up the dregs from mine so I can have some more!!!...the same border was stamped directly onto the card at the top.......the background is some gorgeous paper from Provo Craft.

Here are the fantastic four I received in the swap.

Thanks for looking.

xoxo Sioux


  1. They are all so great, but so is yours!

  2. Oh this is great. I love the way we feel as if we are peeking through the key hole. Fantastic idea and so well put together as ever. Great to see you have managed to play a bit.

  3. This is a wonderful ATC I may well have missed this the first time round.

    What was the swap you belonged to? You got some super swaps back.

    I did my first swap with SCD and now waiting for my Fairies from another ATC swap thingy

    Love Dawn xx

  4. Love the keyhole - really creative :) Hope life soon settles and your hubby is out of danger.

  5. wonderful Atc...and fab ATC's in return too

  6. Wonderful as always, is she looking at us or we at her? Fab group you belong to those swaps you got back are fabulous as well, what a talented lot you all are.

  7. Love the ATC Think using the tomato paste tube is called Maybe we should do an upcycling challenge for the alternative group? I mean no more tags for at least 8 months hehehe

  8. This is gorgeous!!! I love the metalwork!! Hugs Juls

  9. Super Atc. Great idea for the theme. :) Your swaps look FAB too..xx


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