08 May 2007

Merletto da Roma


The title for my ATC is based on this image from a vintage postcard. It served as an announcement for a type of "fashion exhibition" in Rome, Italy "Dicembre 1907 - Gennaio 1908."

Merletti is Italian for "lace" which is just one of several items that were being exhibited. Others listed are:

gielli - jewels
ventagli - fans
orologi miniature - miniature clocks
profumiere - perfume
cofanetti - ?
coperture di llibre ecc. - covers of books, etc.

My color palette was inspired by the background which is at the top 1/2 of the card PEEKING out from under a transparency grid pattern. There are shades of copper, olive green and dusty pink. I replicated these colors in the brads, the paper image of an italian woman, the prima flowers and on the paper piecing I used at the bottom of the ATC. Almost all of my cards are finished with a textured glaze and beg to be touched!

This card has a different look to it. Maybe a more somber and masculine feel than is my usual style. I loved trying something new and I LOVED the result! I hope you do, too!

5 comments:

Linda said...

Vicki..your work is stunning! Thanks for the nice comment re: my button lady pin. You've inspired me to work on some atc's.

Linda

audrey h. said...

This is gorgeous and I love that grid pattern at the top :o)

carylsrealm said...

This is gorgeous!

bockel24 said...

I love it, Vicki!

Mom Called Me Sadie said...

Very pretty. You do stunning work.