Monday, 6 July 2009

Eiffel Tower Stamped ATCs

Time for an interruption of all the garden views, specially as today we have an enormous and very frightening thunderstorm overhead, which meant I did not use the computer all day and also did not venture out. Instead I concentrated on art and finished making my ATCs for the French Stamped ATC Swap on the Marie Antoinette Art Group. This is a great group with really marvelous ATCs coming back from all the swaps I have participated in there so far, and of course j'adore Marie!

We had to use a French themed stamp as the main feature of our ATCs. I started by making a fabric/collage background on calico (that's muslin, if you're in The States). I stamped the calico (muslin) background before making the collage, using blue Versacraft inkpad and making sure I heatset the stamping thoroughly!! To the collage I then added French vintage text and images as well as paper napkins with a French theme. I used pink and yellow Dye-na-Flow paint to add extra colour as these are the colours that are very Marie Antoinettish! I also added pink sparkle.

Once the collage was dry I cut ATC-sized pieces, layered them with pink felt, added a yellow paper backing and sewed on a transparency on top to which I had stamped the Eiffel Tower image with blue Staz-On ink. I finished the edges of the cards which are all more or less the same (variations in the background) by zigzag stitching and also added a Paris charm.


Maggi said...

That is awesome! So many wonderful details on this one, your swappers are going to love this one!

Lenna Andrews said...

Your stamping is so wonderful on these, frieda, especially in combination with your fabric collage. You are inspiring me again!! : ^ ) lenna


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