So, I know I'm not the only one here who will pick up a bag of craft stuff at the thrift store or at a yard sale without even caring what exactly is in it. If I see a few skeins of floss or some acrylic paint or whatever in there, I don't care what else is in it ... it's only a dollar! I'm grabbing it! Well, that's how I got this bookmark strip of Aida. It was really, really long and somebody had done a few clusters of cherries, so I cut those off and finished the edges and had myself a new cherry bookmark... and a blank strip just waiting for me to stitch on. Anyhow, I thought that an Army of Darkness bookmark was needed, one with what Ash was supposed to say upon picking up the Necronomicon. You know, so I don't ever forget them should I be in a similar situation.
As per usual, I need to iron it but haven't gotten around to it. No border or anything, just text. Wanted to keep it simple.
Ever since reading Animal Farm in the sixth grade, I've been a huge fan of Orwell. I used scrapbook paper for the backgrounds and inked and painted the hell out of them. I made transfers using tape and words/images I'd made in Photoshop. Some have glitter and rhinestones added or ribbon, as well as some drawn elements. They are fairly simple, but since I've started school full time I haven't had much time for crafting, so these are extremely satisfying. I'm still able to create something in the small amount of spare time I have. I'm so glad that I discovered making ATCs. These are all 1984 quotes, but I'm sure you'll be seeing some more Orwell ATCs from me in the future (especially since I just found a magazine ad with sheep drawings ALL OVER it.)
You can see how much I altered the scrapbook paper ... the one above and the one below are the same cream and powder blue paper.
If I do make more Orwell cards, I'll just add 'em to this thread.
These are the second and third ATC I've made. I've made a whole crap-ton since then, but my camera is MIA at the moment, and I can't seem to figure out my new phone's camera. I used scrapbook paper, ribbon, acrylic paint, glitter, stamp pads, felt, and tape transfers. I made the images used for the transfers in Photoshop.
I just love old TV shows, so that's why I chose that specific title for this brooch. The port hole is actually padded satin stitch, using glow in the dark floss. I padded it with a piece of white felt, and I love how much it pops out IRL, it actually looks like a bubble window and it glows like crazy in the dark. I didn't use a pattern or a template, just trial and error. I've made two, but I gave the other one to my friend Rose, and she's in Mexico right now, so I don't have a picture of hers. I didn't do the satin stitch on hers, though, I just came up with it when I did this second one. When she gets back, I'll have to snap a pic of it. I think her's is a little bit smaller than this one.