Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Deeper Shades of Night
Things are just about returning to normal here... thank you so much for all your kind thoughts and well-wishing recently.
It's time for the new challenge at Fun With ATCs, and the theme this fortnight is Night.
If you hop over, you'll find lots of inspiration from my fabulous team-mates, and here's my starter for ten.
It's related to my Black, White and Red Lonely Leaf ATC from a couple of months ago - I think this could be the start of a series!
And it's a complete contrast to the multiple images of my Around the World in 80 Stamps ATC... this one is very simple.
I used one of my very few wood-mounted stamps - the gorgeous Tim Holtz bare branches - and stamped it in Jet Black Archival onto a Specialty Stamping paper ATC.
I hand cut a little disc of paper to use as the mask for my moon, and then inked Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink onto the ATC.
I worked more layers of inking towards the top of the ATC to get that sense of the gathering night overhead.
And then the little Hero Arts alphabet set provided the single word 'night' - an echo of the single word 'alone' on the Lonely Leaf - this is shaping up to be quite a dark set of ATCs!
And there you have it. Do hop over to see what the rest of the team have come up with, and then we'd love to see your take, so come and share your 2.5 by 3.5 inch ATCs on the theme of Night with us at Fun With ATCs. See you there!
The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.
From Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
Oops, I forgot - there's also another (C*******s) card over at Artistic Outpost today... Better late than never, eh?!