Tuesday 22 May 2012

ATCs sewn up for the BF May swap

The May ATC swap on the Bubbly Funk forum is 'sewing'. I actually showed one ATC the other day and today have made the other four ready for the swap. I distressed the original one a bit more as well.

The stamp is a Dawn Bibby design by Personal Impressions, inked with memento and then coloured with copics V000, BV00 and G21 before stitching with some embroidery threads.

I distressed the edges with dusty concord DI.

I had a bit of a panic when I ran out of green embroidery thread, but managed to find some more - slightly different colour, but it's not going to matter as the ATCs will be going to different people.

I'm entering these into the following challenges:

Tammy scraping corner 11: show us your distressed
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 19: flowers
Crafty ribbons 19: flowers
Dilly beans: flowers challenge
LiaStampz 17: April showers bring May flowers

Suzie's 365 photos day 143: restful

Suzie's prompt for today is 'restful' - having had a very stressful day again yesterday, I'm trying to have a bit of a restful day today, but really I feel far from restful.

I'm cheating a bit today because I'm showing a previous picture of our garden with the sun lounger ready outside the summerhouse (and there's some crafting stuff in there) - an ideal recipe for 'restful' - wish that was me today. At least the sun is shining today and it's a lot warmer.

So here is day 143:

We' going off to Eastbourne on Thursday, so, hopefully, we will begin to feel more 'restful' there - this is where we'll be staying (photo taken when we were there last year):