Friday, 13 November 2009

Napkin ATC Swap

How could I possible resist an ATC swap on the ATCsforAll site with as its theme napkins, that have to be used somewhere on your card. Sadly I somehow managed to miss the preceding napkin swap but as I already have enough paper napkins to have about 10.000 people to dinner (not that I would ever contemplate such a thing!) there was no problem finding a napkin. The difficulty came in making a choice from such a wide selection. But at the top of my gigantic plastic box with all the napkins I found a beautiful purple one which I was given during my visit to the Borders Textile Group several weeks ago.

It was meant to go with my lovely lunch but of course as soon as I saw it, I knew I could not possibly use it for such a mundane purpose, so I whipped it into my handbag surreptitiously! I love the look of those gorgeous purple daisies and they were the prime ingredient in one of my fabric-paper collages which served as the background for these ATCs

I added some beautiful purple Dresden scrap in a circular shape to the cards (from Paperwhimsy) and added a fabric image on top ( from Alpha Stamps The Court of Flora fabric collage sheet). I added size 11 purple seed beads around the image as well. Suitable summer-like vintage quotations were glued on and an additional flower bead (Alpha Stamps) was added with a size 11 seed bead.

Finally the edges were zigzag stitched with purple thread by machine. Of course I made 4 for the swap and one for me to keep that can be seen above. It's lovely to make some landscape orientated cards now and again. Most of mine tend to be portrait, just like my quilts.


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

as always, just lovely lovely work.

I wanna be you when I grow up.

Lenna Andrews said...

i loved your story of how you acquired your supplies for these ATCs, Frieda!! : ))) beautiful, as always . . . . love the landscape view!

Maggi said...

What a fun swap theme! Yours are just lovely!


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