Black & Gold ATCs

I created these Black and Gold ATCs for members of the Colour Groupies artist group: Frieda Oxenham, Debby Harriettha, Tristan Robin Blakeman and Caryl Hoobler. Since I know that everyone in the group has received my ATCs, I can share them now. This is a colour combination ATC swap every month for all of 2008. The ATCs are meant to be a surprise so there is no uploading until everyone receives! January's color combo was Black & Gold.
Peggy Gato sent me a marvelous book called Perfect Pairs as a hostess gift for the Valentines Swap. Inside were tons of great B&W photos of favorite movie stars. I copied these onto prepared fabric and then used the fabric to create my ATCs. I added black velvet ribbon from Alpha Stamps and black music notes from the tissue paper Peggy used to wrap the book (thank you!!!). I figured that was enough black and went to look for "gold things". I found a string of gold beads, that I glued in place, gold mesh, gold fabric (looks grey here) fabric & leaves with gold streaks & then I painted on gold lumiere paint. It was so fun to do I made an extra one for myself! : ) what great challenge, Frieda & Debby! Looking forward to more.