Last week I blogged about the fabulous ATCs I received from Libby in a swap organised over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group. Now Libby has finally received the ATCs I sent her. Unfortunately, this set was made in bit of a hurry as I mislaid the set I had originally made for Libby, so please ignore the dodgy bits on the ATCs! Libby came up with the great idea of making the ATCs based on what we love, so here are some of the things I love:
1. Family and home & 2. Gardening and butterflies
Stamps (Hero Arts) 1. House with Plant & Right at Home 2. Leafy Vines
On the first ATC I just applied distress inks to a piece of paper from a book and coloured the house with markers. For the second one I embossed the vines, applied mowed lawn distress ink and spritzed with a mix of perfect pearls and water. The tiny layered butterflies were punched out.
3. Sewing/fabric & 4. Ireland
Stamps (Hero Arts) 3. Sew Artsy & Be Happy 4. Postcard Collage
For the sewing ATC I embossed the machine, cut out the image and added some thread. Then I frayed some fabric for the background, stamped the sentiment and hand stitched over it. On the Ireland ATC I just stamped the map on some kraft card, distressed the edges and used markers to colour the map of Ireland.
5. Hillwalking & 6. Glendalough/historical places
Stamps (Hero Arts) 5. Be Happy 6. Scattered Leaves & Magical Background
On the hillwalking card I rummaged through my fabrics for a mix of colours, shades and patterns and tried to make a background that looked like a lake and mountains. The sun was stamped on card with distress ink applied. Then on my last ATC I framed a photo from Glendalough in a die cut window and added it to a background which had been covered with distress ink and stamped with the Magical Background and leaves.
I had so much fun making these little cards and really enjoyed my swap with Libby.