Wednesday, 23 February 2011

ATC card

So for this month's Inspiration Challenge at The Scrappy Tree (see here for the blog post, isn't the image GORGEOUS!) I decided to make an ATC; I hadn't made one for ages and it was fun! Messed around with the background (Adirondack paint dabber and Smooch spritz ink), stamped a doodle heart (by Anita's) and cut it out, added ribbon, more doodling, gold pen, gold Stickles, buttons and thread!

But after making it and posting at the TST Ning group I got to thinking, and playing some more, and ended up making this card by creating a background with a Tim Holtz script stamp and some fired brick Distress ink around the edges.

I cut the 'love' sentiment out of a magazine advert, I love how it looks against the script background!

I think I might also enter this into The Artistic Stamper February challenge - I think it has all the elements but my gosh, there are some amazing projects there!!

This card is for a friend who I know is having a very difficult time (more than I can go into here) and I just wanted to let her know we were sending lots of love and hugs; I posted it rather than taking it to her, because don't you just love getting nice post through the letterbox?? Slipped a little gift inside and hopefully it will give her a smile :)

Happy Wednesday everyone :)

Gayle xx

p.s. I now have access to a sewing machine, and some fabric scraps arrived today.... watch this space....


Jean said...

THis card is just amazing. I know your friend will love it!

dianapena8 said...

Your card looks amazing, loving all the stamping and doodling you did =D

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

So sweet... and what a nice sentiment for your friend. I can't wait to see what you come up with on the new machine and fabric!

kel.light@journaljourneys said...

So cute my lovely! Well done you, your friend will love it!

Jackie said...

This is a stunning card, Gayle!
Good luck with the nursing - it can be a tough job, but it can also be very rewarding. I've been doing it 30 years. We need good nurses!