Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ATC and ATC Background Swap with Marilyn - Part 2

In a recent post I showed some ATCs and ATC backgrounds that I had made for a swap with the lovely and very talented Marilyn. Well today I'm excited to show you the amazing ATCs, ATC backgrounds and card that I was so lucky to have received from Marilyn. I have heard people use the expression jaw dropping when they see something fantastic. Well I can tell you that my jaw did literally drop when I looked at what Marilyn had created for our swap.

First up is the wonderful set of butterfly ATCs that Marilyn made.

Unfortunately my photo doesn't do them full justice as they are even more gorgeous in real life.

I have to say when I saw the wonderful ATC backgrounds that Marilyn had sent me, I really didn't want to do anymore to them as I thought they were perfect ATCs are they were. Anyway I thought I'd just add little bits to them as I didn't want to mess them up with whatever I decided to do.

Isn't this first background that Marilyn made so pretty and dreamy looking?

When I saw the sweet little Purple Onion bunny that Marilyn had also sent along with lots of other lovely goodies (thanks again, Marilyn), I thought it would be perfect to go on the background. I just lightly coloured the bunny and added a white fluffy pom pom tail which I coloured pink with a ProMarker.

ATC Swap with Marilyn

Here's the other fab background Marilyn sent me.

The black strips reminded me of a piano so I first thought of adding white strips but they covered too much of the lovely background Marilyn had created so I just went with adding a stamped Hero Arts maple leaf.

ATC Swap with Marilyn

I applied mustard seed distress ink to cream card and stamped the image using the same ink. After cutting out the leaf and applying some spiced marmalade distress ink, I stamped a portion of a Tim Holtz sentiment (I can't find the packaging so I'm not sure of the name of the set). To finish I added a bow using gold sparkly thread.

So this was the swap that Marilyn and I did but I couldn't end without showing the incredible card that Marilyn also sent me.

Not only is it absolutely adorable but Marilyn's colouring is just amazing! Marilyn, thanks a million again for swapping with me, I had so much fun and will treasure your masterpieces:)


Grá O'Neill said...

Great creative synergy, especially love the bunny & its background :)

Dawn Turley said...

WOW - what an awesome set from Marilyn. The backgrounds she sent are stunning as well and you've used them beautifully.

Arlene said...

Both sets of ATCs are awe inspiring. Beautifully done.

Monika Reeck said...

Hallo was long time ago I visiting your blog hope you still remember me....I see that Marilyn sent you some lovely background looks ooh woooww...and I see you can use it very great I looveee the cute bunny ATC or card you made its too cute with his little dots for his tail...and from Marilyn really lovely ATC...I adore her creation since I was in Flickr HA with work half day I have no time to visiting Flickr only my Blog...wishing you always healthy and we meet maybe one day I meet you here or you meet me on my Blog...big hugs from Germany...Monika

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So glad I was there to see Marilyn's beautiful handiwork - just gorgeous!! And I love what you did with the backgrounds she sent too!!

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