Sunday, 20 January 2013

Calling Time

Artful Times : Challenge 21 - Calling Time on an ATC

When I was away at Christmas I watched Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland for the second time, its a great film. I've always loved Alice and when thinking about what to do for this challenge, the first thing that came to mind was the White Rabbit.
I have an old set of Alice rubber stamps, not sure of the make, but the White Rabbit image works well for this theme. I like the clock numerals in the background. 


I used Iced Spruce and Scattered Straw Distress ink to colour the background of the ATC. The image is stamped in black archival ink and coloured with Distress markers. I add some words from a Tim Holtz stamp and used black glitter to highlight the playing card club symbols. So, having done that, my rabbit was not white! What did I do? I used beach to remove the ink and now he is white. This is the first time I have used that technique and I am pleased with the result, works well.



9 comments:

  1. Fabulous ATC, love the image and the quote.
    Yvonne

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  2. Beautiful ATC Julia! Great image to represent time!

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  3. Well done on using the bleach, I have not tried that yet but it is certainly effective on your wonderful ATC. The rabbit looks great against the clock. Anne x

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  4. Great to have you joining us at Artful Times Julia and I love to use bleach as well :) A well thought ou ATC :)
    Von ☺

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  5. Lovely ATC. Great using the bleach - gorgeous yellow on the jacket!

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  6. So good to see some "Alice"themed atc's. To say I am a fan is an understatement but I never even thought of using Alice stamps.
    Love your rabbit and the background is superb.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  7. This is lovely in composition and in the images you've used. I'm not a massive Alice fan but this really appeals to me. Bravo on the use of bleach - I've had mixed success with this.
    Juliax

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  8. Absolutely fabolous working with beach is an oustanding idea - this ATC is amazing!
    XO
    SanDee

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