Sunday 21 March 2010

BF March ATCs

This is the sketch we were given for the March ATC swap on Bubbly Funk forum:

I really enjoyed doing these - I made seven of them.

The top and bottom based pieces started off as pink paper and was stamped with a couple of Anna Griffin background stamps - I particularly like the bottom one that really looks like patterned paper when stamped - the darker colour is the ink - I used Brilliance pearlescent crimson.

The side pieces on the right were cut with nestie dies - papers are Anna Griffin - 'dream' was computer generated, with the addition of ribbons and a button.

A tough challenge

Well, challenges are meant to be ... well ... challenging, so I decided I shouldn't duck out of a couple just because they asked us to use fabric. I thought of 'cheating' a little and using some ready made felt embellishments, but I thought that wasn't really the way to go.

So I got out my fabric box and found some pieces of furnishing samples - lovely plush-feeling material that I thought would be OK for the grass/ground. The stems of the flowers are some that I've had for ages, wondering what to do with them.

The challenge on Embellish Magazine is also a colour one, as well as fabric, asking us to use red, kraft, blue and green. I know that the cloudy sky paper is only pale blue, but it is blue, so I hope that counts.

The other challenge is for the Monday one on Fiskarettes.

This is also for:

week 11 on Prairie fairy, choosing the 'red and green' option
365 cards day 9: 'song inspired: what a wonderful world'
Another for No time to stamp? 131: 'CAS texture' - add texture but still keep it clean and simple
Stamping sisters for Christ 31: 'clean and simple'
Poppy seed 2: light moss is my chosen element
Moxie Tuesday trigger: 'texture + colour = fun! - inspired by this picture (particularly the colours of the cushion and the texture of the fabric:

I know this isn't the best card I've ever made, but sometimes it's good to step outside our comfort zone and do something that little bit different.

After that, I need a cup of tea and then find an easier challenge!