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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Encore - Can I interest you in...

Encore Posts
Projects which made their first appearances elsewhere for Design Team duties or Guest Designer opportunities, but which only had a sneak peek here, are being gathered together in the pages of my virtual scrapbook.  I'm calling them "Encore" posts and they're formatted differently (all the way down the centre), so you can spot them easily.
Please don't feel that you have to comment all over again!

Hello all!  Yes, I'm afraid we're on the Encores again, in between visits to the Forbidden City in Beijing (Part I and Part II if you'd like to travel to the Orient).  I'm in the East again this week, but only Eastern Europe this time, doing some work in Wrocław, Poland, for a week - also a lovely city, so I expect there might be some photos from this visit too at some point down the line!

But for now, we're travelling in not in space but in time... back to May 2014 when I created this trio of advertising ATCs for The Artistic Stamper.  Here's what I wrote back then.
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Hello all, Alison (butterfly) here with a mischievous little trio of ATCs... each of them attempting to entice you into a purchase you didn't even know you wanted!  I love these Artistic Stamper Steampunk stamps - they're like a little touch of time-travel, which regulars at Words and Pictures will know is something I yearn for.


There's the frankly malevolent-looking Phineas Pinchbeck, offering up his clocks to the satirically appropriate clients.


Master Squaretoe's Continuous Lunch sounds just the ticket for a queasy stomach (in the sense of you ending up with one, rather than it being a cure!).


And for the proud possessors of Luxuriant Moustaches, you won't want to be without Professor Barber's patent pomade.


The ATCs themselves are pretty simple, as I think these advertising images pretty much sell themselves.  I started with some ink on the craft mat - Pumice Stone, a hint of Vintage Photo and a few spritzes of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls spray, which adds a lovely metallic touch.


I stamped the images in Jet Black Archival, and used a blending tool to add plenty more Vintage Photo.  I also stamped the Artistic Stamper Mini Polka Dot Background in Sepia Archival.


There are some Tim Holtz Remnant Rub flourishes around the edges, and a dusting of gesso for some extra highlighting and texture.


And finally each of our tempters got his own little bit of metal embellishing: a clock for the Professor...


... some gears to keep the digestive system churning for the duration of the Continuous Lunch...


... and Mr Pinchbeck clearly deserves to be labelled Unique with an Idea-ology Muse Token.


So that's my historical advertising trio for you today.  Hope you don't get tempted into anything unwise...
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Personally, I'd rather save my money in order to go crafty shopping!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I already know there's no internet where I'm staying in Poland, but I'll probably be doing some hanging out in (wifi-supplied) cafes to try to keep up a little bit with what you're all up to.  For now though, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you're all having a great week.

Advertisers constantly invent cures to which there is no known disease.
Anonymous

Advertising - a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.
Northrop Frye

19 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Great stamping and fun post. Hope you are enjoying Poland xxx

Helen said...

You are so well travelled now, you must be recognised at the airport!! Hope you get to see some of Poland where you are and we get to see it later! Great to see these atcs again.

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful little cards! Hope you are enjoying your trip and we get to see some photos later!

chrissie said...

Terrific trio and well worth a second appearance. Have a great time and hope you get to take some photos to share.

Love the words today I laughed out loud at those.

Chrissie xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Oh yes these are wonderful! They are great stamps but of course your background and composition are fabulous. Your travels make me feel very boring and lazy... Hope work is going well xxxx

Redanne said...

Oh, I do remember these, they are such fun images - love them! Hope you are enjoying Poland! xxx

maj. said...

These are marvelous!!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous set Alison, vintage and fun!! Hope you are having a great time! hugs :)

Coco said...

Three fun and lovely tags Alison, I well remember them with these funny characters, these stamps have really something special! :-)
And happy to read that you are traveling again for your job, looks like you have a very exciting life at the moment, always good! Coco xx

Team Clark said...

SO SO COOL! I adore these stamps and your simple layering makes them quite the attraction! So fun, witty, and charming! Hugs, Autumn

Meggymay said...

A great set of ATC's and fantastic stamping, I think I remember these fun images.
Yvonne xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Didn't see these first time round Alison, they are fabulous, love the idea too. Hope you are having fun xxx

Annie said...

What a fabulous set of ATC's Alison....love the zany stamps......brilliant

Hope you are managing some relaxing time in amongst your hectic schedule

Take care
Annie x

Heather said...

Fabulous tags Alison, perfect tags and images............beautiful images, super colouring along with gorgeous dies and details!!

hugs
Heather xx

Diana Taylor said...

Such a fun set of tags - I love the images, they are so unusual. Your stamping, and how you've put them all together is fab, as always! They are truly delightful.

Angela Radford said...

Loving the ATCs, I think I may have some of those stamps somewhere, must try to find them! Enjoy your trip.
Angela x

Dorthe said...

Have another wonderful trip, to Poland ,Alison.
I remember your tags of "sweet" fellows , with their metal add, so wonderful.
Dorthe oxox

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a great encore post that I haven't seen(not that I recall!) I have these stamps but have early used them - maybe I will now! Hope you are having a great time! Chrisx

Sara Barker said...

So fun to read this post--didn't catch it the first time around! Those stamps are hysterical, as is your post! Hope all is going well for you in Poland! Hugs!