Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Forest and Rust ATCs

Our monthly theme at Colour Groupies this month is not food related for a change and is a much more sombre combination than we usually have. I used a piece of habutai silk which I had hand-dyed and used as a experiment in using twin needles on my machine. It had been lingering in a box but once I got it out, proved to be ideal for the forest and rust colour combination. I layered the ATCs with felt and then thought about the images I wanted to add.

Graveyards are very often beautiful places with decay and greenery making for a peaceful and thought provoking environment (I often go and visit old ones, of which we have many here in the Scottish Borders) so in the end I used transparencies (from Collage Stuff) of ancient gravestone angels and children. I also sewed on a tree from a commercial fabric to stay in theme.
The cards were finished with a fluffy gold couched yarn.

All the cards have landed safely with Tristan, Lenna, Debby and Caryl so I can reveal them here together with the extra ATC I made to keep myself in my new series of Alphabet ATCs and of course in this case D is for Darkness


Maggi said...

Wow, those are very rich looking and beautiful detailing as always!

barbara burkard said...

oh goodness...these are STUNNING!!!!

Lenna Andrews said...

I do love seeing them ALL, Frieda~ and learning how you created them too. I am particularly fond of mine, though!


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