Last week's ATC swap with Kimberly (ArtJoyStuff) had the theme of 'Alice in Wonderland.'
Now I don't have anything to do with Alice - no rubber stamps, images, even books (if I'm honest I find the story all a bit too dark for my taste). So what to do?
I chose the part of the story where Alice meets the Caterpillar. The background is a splatter of inks to look quite psychedelic (the story is rather like a trip on drugs, after all). Instead of a caterpillar image I chose the image of a man who could be (but ISN'T) Lewis Carroll. There's quite a lot of controversy about the relationship between Lewis Carroll and the real Alice, so she's asking him, "Who ARE you?" The image of Alice, printed onto old book endpaper, was from a free image site I found and forgot to note down (sorry). I chose a grungy edging of black duct tape - which kept on peeling off grrrrrr, so Kimberly, if that has happened in transit, sorry. Mod Podge should sort it ;0). I finally added a Tim Holtz typewriter 'A' key, for Alice.
I sent the ATC in a Mail Art envelope. This is just an envelope covered with original 1950's adverts from a magazine, and the image of the girl reading the letter is from a Ladybird book. One of my favouritist stamps - Enjoy The Journey - is, of course, one of Tim's.
Kim has emailed this evening to let me know that she has received my ATC. I really should have enclosed an explanation of what the ATC is all about, so I hope she reads this so she can make some sense of it!
I have received Kim's ATC, and she has created such a fun, happy card - rather different to my own! What hasn't shown up well on the scan is the subtle pretty sparkle accenting the dots and chequerboard. The little spoon is so sweet, too.
Thank you for swapping, Kim!