Basically, the concept is that you divide a postcard up into a number of 'strata', and it gets passed around from artist to artist until it's full up.
I kind of had this pegged as something we could maybe do as a project over at Collabor-ART, and maybe we will one day, but in the meantime, one of my pals on facebook suggested we could do a round just between us buddies, and so we did!
We all chose a theme, mine was 'copper and teal' as that's one of my favourite colour combos, and we each arted up the first layer of our postcards (well, I say postcards, we actually agreed to work at a larger size, so most of the participants went for 10"x8", mine was a little smaller). That's how mine started off up there ^
And this is it all completed, as it came home this week - it looks so cool all filled up:
From top to bottom, me, Carmen, Sami, Jo, Susan and Virginia
And here are the contributions I made to the others:
First of all, Virginia's - her theme was red and black:
I know she loves Celtic imagery, so I drew her this design, based upon an image from the Book of Kells which I have as a tattoo (I had it done back in my Uni days, a long time ago now, when Celtic tatts were all the rage, but I still like it)
I went for a bit of a pun .... as I don't think there's always enough 'punk' going on in the steampunk trend
Here's my layer along with the other two that had already been filled in at that point, I love how Virginia filled in that heart with loads of tiny, real watch parts:
Next was Sami's - theme 'the motion of the ocean' - most people had gone with fish so I went with an octopus:
And here he is added to the card and embellished a bit in line with the previous additions:
And last, but certainly not least, Carmen's ace Edgar Allen Poe themed card - I was really hoping nobody else would have done something relating to the Tell-tale Heart, as that's my favourite Poe story - and I was lucky....
Here's my contribution:
The quote from the book reads "I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!" - it's kind of supposed to look a bit like it was engraved into the floorboards but I'm not convinced it quite worked, never mind :)
I can almost hear it beating .....boom boom boom ..... ;)
And here it is in place with Carmen's poe-tastic postcard now complete:
This was a really fun project, let's do it again sometime girlies!