Tuesday 30 July 2013

Fun With ATC's Kitsch

Morning all, Hows things?
 We are starting a new challenge over at Fun With ATC's
the theme this fortnight is Kitsch. Now to be honest this was a tough one for me, Kitsch is one of those words that you kind of know what it means until it comes do create something Kitsch. A quick look at the definition and I was still struggling with what to make.Kitsch basically translates as something tacky but with some sort of iconic or mass appeal. Think of all those posters sold in shops like the G store or athena etc.
 I decided to go for an Icon of my childhood, The A team was my favourite tv show for years, I still like it now to be honest so I found an Image of Mr T on the net.
 I made 2 ATC's both using the same image but just changing the backgrounds.
 The first one uses the paisley stamp from tim holtz, It was coloured with distress markers and Mr T was glued down, the edges have been darkened and then the whole thing has been clear embossed twice.
 For the second ATC the background has been created from a blank ATC that I used to mop up some Dylusion sprays, I just dabbed it into the over spray and stored it till I found a use for it.
 Both back grounds put me in mind of those tacky 80's style posters you could get.
 Hopefully I have got somewhere near our theme of Kitsch, It would be great if you could come along and join in just to show me how it should be done ;)
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Thanks for stopping by, Ill be back tomorrow with my first Tutorial style post. xx


  1. Love them! The backgrounds are great, and Mr. T was one of my childhood heroes.:)

  2. I love them dearly!!! In my opinion you just hit the bull's eye :-) The background of the first one is to die for. I loved the A-Team too ... and several others LOL Suzanne xx

  3. Brilliant Kitsch ATCs... Mr T's definitely iconic in my childhood too, though he wasn't my favourite of the A-Team. Crazy bold colours seem to be part of the kitsch game, and you've definitely nailed that too.
    Alison x

  4. Great ATCs and that's a cool pic. I remember watching that sometimes too :-D LoL
    I don't know the first way to start anything Kitsch.... I am horrified with this Theme LoL

    IKE xxxxxxxxxx

  5. Well I think you got Kitsch off to a 'T' Mark! Love both ATCs, great choice of character. Anne x

  6. Hehe I'd have no problem with kitsch - I lurve the style but I understand what you mean about it being a vague one to pin down. Great ATCs & backgrounds. I have the box set of the A Team. My brother & I taped it on our first video machine & watched them over and over again. Even love the new film from a few years back. Ahh great memories. :) Px

  7. ...ahhh what fun you must of had creating these cool kitsch beauties, Mr T was and the whole A team were weekly viewing for me too, you've transported me back to carefree times Mark...love your colours and such a fun theme...awesome stuff as always Mark...Mel:)xx

  8. I think this can qualify as kitsch. I liked the A-team too, but I can recommend the movie! It's way better than the series, have seen it twice now and wouldn't mind to see it again!

  9. This is so fun!! Your backgrounds look wonderful and I love Mr T as your focal point!! Loved watching that show!

  10. Shut up fool! Haha brill ATC x