Sunday, 11 October 2009

Marie Colour Palette ATC Swap

A very different challenge awaited us recently on the Marie Antoinette Swap Site. This time we were to make ATCs based on a specific colour scheme and here it is underneath. Of course Marie herself also had to figure on the cards and I myself decided to let myself be inspired by the thought of: Let them eat cupcakes. I know Marie never said this and in fact even her frequently quoted saying: Let them eat cake, was probably never uttered by her but after the recent film about her life I guess cupcakes will be forever associated with Marie.

By chance I had used a cupcake wrapping paper for one of my mother's birthday gifts so I went back to the remains of that for this card. The background is formed by 2 broad ribbons which were part of a joint buying project on the Marie Site, and I machine quilted these with pink stitching and a decorative stitch on my machine. I stitched a cupcake in the appropriate colour scheme to this background with a pink zig-zag stitch and added a Marie transparency on top, so that you can just about still see her face on top of the cupcake.

I added a suitable coloured piece of batik to the back of the card and finished the edges with a pink transparent ribbon, and also beaded this with ivory size 11 seed beads to stay with our colour scheme. Finally a shiny embellishment finished the top of the card and to the bottom I added a little bell so that the cards make a lovely little sounds when you touch them.

All this 3D stuff meant I had to photograph the cards but I also scanned one for you in order to see the details a bit better.


Maggi said...

Wow, these look pretty enough to eat!

Aida Costa said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Lovely, lovely little cards. I love your new header picture, too! It looks wonderful :)


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