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