Saturday, September 27, 2008

My disturbing ATC

Did you ever make something that was vaguely disturbing?

I think this ATC is disturbing. I am in an ATC group and the theme for this month was fruits and veggies. I have these cool vegetable stamps from Close To My Heart that I thought would be perfect for this. They are long retired and I haven't used them much, so when opportunity knocks, you have to answer the door : )

When I started this ATC, the idea was pretty normal. Carrot, good for your eyes, and all that. In fact, this piece is probably the most normal of all the ATCs I made for the swap --the other ones are REALLY disturbing! (sorry swapmates, don't mean to freak you out!!).The reason I think that these are so disturbing is because the eyes are too serious -- it is almost like they are too intense for the stamps. Oh well, every once in a while we have to make things that jar the senses...

The background on this is a Technique Junkie Newsletter technique called Acetate Swirl from the 6th Edition CD Bonus Techniques. The eyes were stamped on the Acetate, then colored with gel pens. Is it just me, or do they disturb you, too?

12 comments:

Terri Capobianco said...

Definately a little creepy, Pat. LOL! Would love to see the others!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Now of course....I think it is so cool! "artsy"...I just wouldn't expect this from you, me yeppers...maybe I'm turning you! smiles....

Carolyn said...

Carrots...ugh. I have never liked carrots nor do I eat them. So this card definitely suits me perfectly. You would think it was designed with me in mind.

Carolyn S

PS When our children were small I added carrots to stew and other dishes because they were so colorful. One day our youngest son noticed that I never did eat the carrots and he asked why he had to eat them. My response, "When you get to be a mother you don't have to eat them." It took him a few years to realize that he would never be a mother.

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Call me disturbed (or disturbing) if you will!!! Yup, it is a little creepy...but I find it to be wicked kewl!!! I too would love to see the others. You are a disturbingly creative little thing, aren't you??? Hisses, Rockin Robin

Valerie Byrnes said...

You missed the opportunity to use the carrot as her nose! Now that would have been disturbing!

evetterice said...

I like the eyes. I did one last month---theme color blue. I stamped the eyes on tissue paper in blue ink, cut them close and decoupaged them on my ATC. It was definitely strange and totally "outside the box" for me. Your eyes fit in with your theme of good eyesight! Cool ATC !
Evette Rice

patty w said...

Too funny!

Anonymous said...

I love it, but what can you expect from someone who loves your wild cat stamping tales!
Hugs!
Kavi Coulson
kavicoul@yahoo.com

Beverley and Carol said...

WOW...it's freaky...super freak...super freak...super
freak-kay...I felt like the eyes were following me..whenever I moved...they moved with me...LOL.

stampin' hugs
Beverley

Beth Norman said...

Nope, it isn't disturbing to me at all. It is very interesting.

Juliann said...

Well first I was just looking at how shiney the carrot was then the eyes sorta just POP out at you! haha...I think it is very cool!

kellyrae said...

Pat, this totally has the creepy weird factor going for it. I LOVE it, and would definitely like to see the others.