Saturday, May 31, 2008

Columbia & raffle atc for Faux Tin Types

Our first port of call on our vacation was Cartagena (pron. Cartahaynia) in Columbia. There were dancers and a group of musicians to welcome us on shore.....or rather, our tourist dollars which I'm sure flowed freely! pics enlarge too!!!

We did a tour of a Fort, I'm no good at remembering which hordes they were trying to fight off, my hubby is the one who has the perfect memory for all of that sort of information. I just try to look for good picture opportunities! These people came to greet out boat as we pulled into the shore of the little Island where the fort was in the bay. It costs them $5 each every day to buy water to drink as the Island has none and they support themselves in part by selling hand-strung beads to the tourists that come for the Fort tour.
Here's the fort as we approached it...

This statue below was inside the Fort and had an interesting story attached to it. Apparently it was a giver of miracles and several had been performed and witnessed when people came to pray to it....until someone painted the toenails on the statue....she stopped performing miracles then. I noticed as I was listening to the guide's story about this that she actually has no feet now, obviously they felt if they broke the offending painted toenails off, the miracles would start again....wonder if they did???
Here's a pic of my girlfriend Joan and my husband Grant in front of the ship we were on, Celebrity Cruise's Millennium.....just a little dinghy....90,000 tonne with 2000 passengers and 1000 crew. A nice intimate little vessel!
I taught my Faux Tin Type class today and the girls commented on how much better this looks in real life as several of them had checked out my previous post with the couple of pictures of this particular technique. The flat computer screen does it no justice at all. This atc was the Scraptivate raffle atc won by Maureen, yay Maureen! She's been coming to my classes for 18 months and this is her first win!!!

Simple really, take a sepia or black and white transparency image, run it through a xyron to add adhesive to the back of it, then attach it to a piece of foil tape. Add a frame of some sort, the cuttlebug frames are perfect though you have to complete your frame first - either emboss it or colour it with paint or sharpie and then maybe rub some treasure gold or rub'n'buff over the frame to finish it off. Then add some double-sided tape to the back of the frame, attach to the transparency image, trim away excess transparency and foil tape, peel off the backing of the foil tape exposing the adhesive and attach to your atc or whatever. An excellent Faux Tin Type - perfect for all those old family photo's!

Panama Canal is next.....


Sam Marshall said...

Great photos! They're amazing- I love the statue story.
Your ATC is gorgeous. Well done, Maureen.

Linda Cain said...

WOW! Terrific piece.
Linda Cain

L-INKed to paper said...

Great to hear that you arrived home safe and sound, all be it a liitle worn and weary. I really like these ATC's, congratulations to Maureen. Catch up soon, lots of inky hugs from Charmaine b :-)

Jen Crossley said...

beautiful Photo's Kelsey looks like a awesome holiday

Anonymous said...

I am stilling playing with this technique. Definitely one of my favourites. Thanks for the great class.
Lisa Crofts

Sandra Evertson said...

Great photos and Gorgeous card!
Sandra Evertson