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.
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.
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:)