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!

Anonymous 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!