After my surprise success last week linking up my first Artist Trading Card to Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge I decided to try my luck again this week! The theme was ‘Christmas in July’. I wanted to get across the summer feeling of July with a hint of Christmas, so I chose to paint a robin on the beach!
|Christmas in July|
The Christmas in July lettering and bucket and spade are raised up slightly with sticky buds.
The second challenge I decided to take part in this week is over at Haunted Design House. Inspired by Ike’s wonderfully macabre ‘chunky ATC‘ I set about creating my own. The theme is dark, gothic or halloween. I decided to use Fimo to create a grave scene. It took me ages but I think the bright colours have made it end up looking a little too cheery!
The unfortunate grave occupant looks like he’s been using a little too much fake tan!
Here’s how I made it:
I modeled all of the pieces out of Fimo and baked them in the oven to harden.
The box was the hardest bit! I measured it all out, cut it out with a craft knife then assembled it using PVA glue.
Then I put everything together. To my surprise the ‘grass’ slotted perfectly into the bottom of the frame, I thought it would need at least a little bit of adjustment!
I’ve really enjoyed these challenges and look forward to what next week will bring!