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Monday, January 5, 2015

PaperArtsy: Fragile challenge

When I saw the inspiration pics over on the PaperArtsy blog I couldn't resist playing along with their current "Fragile" theme.  I dug into my tissue and phone book stash to create this ATC.


I layered strips of the phone book page on the background and then colored it with Distress Stain.  I stamped our lovely lady onto tissue paper and colored her with Copics and white pen.  A little bit of charcoal pencil around her helps distinguish her from the background.  (In retrospect I should have a used a different background color - live and learn).

Kind of perfect sentiment for a Monday morning after Winter Break, yes?  ;)

P.S.  I just revisited this and as I glanced at the post title and then at her face I had to chuckle.  She does't look very fragile, does she?

18 comments:

  1. Ha ha love this Julie! Perfect face and sentiment for this time of year!

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  2. Love the curlers in her hair! You're right - that's a brilliant sentiment!

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  3. Fun! I love playing with book pages.

    Sally

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  4. You made me laugh, too, Julie! I actually like the color of the background and that it is not dissimilar to the color of her shirt. It works for me. I also like the artsy bit of her arms extending into the framework of the ATC. Great use of both issue paper and telephone book pages here!

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  5. Those that put on that tough exterior are often very fragile inside, perfect for this challenge. Paper that is fragile can be made very strong...

    Gorgeous Julie, love that stamp:-) xxx

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  6. She looks great and I think the background and she look perfect together and no.... she doesn't look very fragile ! lol
    Corrie x

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  7. Wow that's really good what a fab idea x

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  8. Love her attitude and your take on fragile papers!

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  9. I think this is lovely. The background to image colours are subtly striking. Love it. Hugz

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  10. No, she doesn't look at all fragile, but you did a terrific job anyway! I really like the way the colours are working together.

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  11. Love your humour - and your ATC is perfect! Love the shading around her, really makes her stand out x

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  12. Julie,
    You did a perfect job of making her stand out from the background. Love that her look is anything but fragile

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  13. Your ATC is wonderful and makes me smile.
    I like everything about it!

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  14. That is an ATC with attitude! Love it.

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  15. I think she's great! Perfect idea for a phone book!!

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  16. Love your atc and the wording is just hilarious

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  17. What a great idea to use an old phone book! I love your sentiment too: it is indeed just right for this time of year! A great ATC - and I don't know about her not looking fragile - she might FEEL fragile! Lol! xxx

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