Tuesday, June 4, 2013

WOYWW 209: The one with the ATC reveal

The reveal of the ATCs will take up so much time, I'm not showing a rocking horse OR a desk this week.  In fact, there is nothing coming out of my puny camera.  I thought I should add that all the ATCs were originally put through various Photoshop (PS) filters.  I'm always amazed at how many filters my very old PS program has to offer.  If you don't know what WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) is all about, head over to Julia's and prepare to get sucked into this Wednesday legalized stalking event.

Some of you may remember I made a few of these for my British friends (who I insist are NOT allowed to reciprocate). These ladies have gone above and beyond for me.  In fact I hinted in comments I left on their blogs last week that, although I could not be at the WOYWW crop, I would be there in spirit.

Receiving these ATCs were Helen (H), Donna (Doone), Jo (JoZart) and Jan (LLJan)Julia got one, too.  Just BECAUSE.  When unveiled, these ATCs went from this

to this.  I began with my handmade color misted pages, then sewed around the letters, which I cut to size, then placed in the shape of a "4" over dictionary pages from the "W" section.


This one I made for Voodoo Vixen (Annette).  It hasn't even left my house yet and I've already received one from her all the way from Australia!!  It went from this


to this.  Basically the same, but this time, the letters were cut first, then sewed around.  Same premise with the "4" and "W" section of the dictionary, but this 4 has a wonky leg.


This one, made for my PIF, went from this


to this.  Same as the one I made for Annette, this one went to Spyder.  I was thrilled it was Spyder, because of all the times I've played in WOYWW, Lyn (Spyder) has always, always, without exception, left a comment for me.  It's actually an honor to send this to her.  I chose this for Spyder because the "4" was a bit straighter.  Not saying Annette is wonky, but . . . .


I mentioned I liked this image more than the actual ATC I made for Julia, which went from this


to this.  I started with 5 crowns and no sewing.  Continued with "W" words from the dictionary, this time with the words "work bench,"  "work-a-day," and "worker" showing.  I liked how the word "worker" included "one who works for a cause."  And no one works harder for WOYWW than our dear Julia.

I was lucky to find the postage stamp.  I tried to stencil "Hail our Queen," but the stencil, although the right size, was made of dark plastic I couldn't see through.  So the stenciling was a bit of a bust hit and miss!

Luckily, all these wonderful British WOYWWers, except Spyder, have now received their ATCs.  Again, thanks ladies.  You are super.

As always, please leave your number if you are visiting from Julia's.  It makes it so, so much easier to find you.





40 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

I have been described as far worse than wonky, so will accept with honour!! LOL Thank you for my ATC, it is lovely and will join the others I receive and am planning to make into a little book with them all in.

Nikki said...

Your ATC's look wonderful just perfect for WOYWW 4 have a great day hugs Nikki #2

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Great ATCs, LOVE Julia's LOL. Didn't post mine yet, still have about 5 to come in yet.
Krisha #11

sandee said...
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sandee said...

OK, it is late and I need some sleep, lol Love the ATC's that you made! Give Bluebeard a hug from me! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ #12

scrappymo! said...

These are great! Fun to see the different style of each and how it developed!

Scrappymo # 15

Silvia said...

Lovely ATC's
Silvi #20

The Taming of the Glue said...

I love the effects that the filters give...might improve photos of me! Happy WOYWW. Pam#9

Spyder said...

\oh my goodness! I love the sewing bit, I NEED a machine, mum won't let me borrow hers... "Not for sewing on cards!" she says and then adds "You can have it when I go!" Have a great woyww!! (Lyn)) #32 I think!

Belinda Basson said...

Love the ATCs you made and the stencilling looks rather interesting like that. #38

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It was a huge surprise when Julia gave me the ATC at the crop! Thank you so much, Elizabeth..I really love it and am thrilled that you sent me one!
It was such a fab day..truly, I wish you could have been there..you would have loved the camaraderie :-)
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

BJ said...

Took me a while to "see" the "4"s on your ATCs but got there in the end. What a great idea to use "W" dictionary paper.

I too met Dawn & Karen through your AB course last year and Dawn told me about Karen being up here LAST YEAR so I met her then and got to meet Dawn as well this year, so all thanks to you. BJ#22

Ria Gall said...

Hi Elizabeth
wow I have never seen anything like that before what a great thing to do to the ATC's it makes them very different and special
Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
Ria #40

Helen said...

Happy WOYWW Elizabeth and thank you for the gorgeous ATC. Now I have to find somewhere to store - or better yet, display!! - the lovely atc's I received. Loved seeing how you created them. Helen 5

Eliza said...

Hi Elizabeth,

You might want to check a few messages back and delete it.

Love the ATC's you have created especially the one for Julia.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 18

Redanne said...

Wow Elizabeth, you do the most amazing things with that photo thingy, the ATCs look lovely both ways! I wonder if Julia will ever know how many lasting friendships she has created... Happy WOYWW, Anne x #52

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! These are just fabulous!!! You are so clever in what you created and in the way you interpreted WOYWW! Bravo! xxx

airing cupboard crafts said...

The ATCs look great. I like the stitching on the one.

Laura #61

Neil said...

Hi there,
Just popping in briefly, I'm supposed to be mowing the lawn!
Still, this is a better way to spend the morning in my opinion.
Very interesting to see how you've changed the ATCs
Hope you have a great week.
Neil#34

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, fabulous work - I love the effect of the filters - I'm hugely impressed! Have a great week.
Diana #71

Twiglet said...

Oh what fab little ATCs - we are so lucky to have such clever crafty blog buddies. I am just deciding how to display the ones I have received. BTW - our latest postal stamps are based on portraits of our queen - er I mean Elizabeth not Julia!! lol x Jo #49

sandra de said...

Amazing reveals.... originals look fab.
Sandra @53

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Wonderful ATC's Elizabeth. I am sure they were greeted with big smiles. Great idea to stitch and use the tiny crowns for your letters. xox

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Elizabeth - its lovely to see all the ATC's around everyone's desks... Happy WOYWW... Mxx #98

scrappystickyinkymess said...

LOL! You disguised them well - I would have never guessed what they actually looked like from the filtered shots! This week is a feast of riches - all the ATCs are grand!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (10)

see you there! said...

Great work. I know most of your readers know how small and ATC is but such results (with sewing) on something so small impresses me.

Darla

Debbie said...

You had a very busy time making some beautiful cards! Have a blessed day and enjoy the WOYWW desk hopping!!!

Debbie #101

butlersabroad said...

Love those atc's, you were very smart covering them up that way! Hail our queen indeed, lol!

Hugs
Brenda 96

artatag said...

What wonderful ATCs. I love them
Cheers
Gabriele #58

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, gorgeous ATC's. I love what you can achieve with some of the filters on PS- I made some background sheets once, by using the spray can tool to add colour, then using various filters to get blurry images. Worked a treat. Hugs to Bleubeard, Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #33

donnalouiserodgers said...

thank you so much for the ATC, I now have to dig out your addie to return one, I do love that you use a false email you should have been a spy....maybe you are???

also thank you for making such an effort for me just so you can comment - I do really appreciate your words,

dxxxx

Karen Ives said...

Lovely ATCs, clever digital art.
Karen #38

Halle said...

Fun ATC's. Happy Wednesday!

Caro said...

I love your ATCs...especially the Hail to our Queen one for Julia! Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#55)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous atcs! Such lovely colours, Chris 127

Hettie said...

It is great to be on the blog of another wonky friend!! I like wonky as it shows it is handmade!! Tee Hee!
FAB ATCs.
Hugs
xx

susibee said...

Lovely ATCs.

Happy WOYWW. Susi #64

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful ATCs! I'm rather fond of my old PS elements, still learning new stuff about it lol. Happy WOYWW : D. #108

April Story said...

Awesome ATC's. You are so creative!
April #137

NatashaMay said...

Amazing ATCs! Love how you incorporated the book pages. :)