Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Summer in Paris ATCs

Today has been one gigantic explosion of creativity. No idea what suddenly came over me but whatever it was I need more!!

At the end of the day I could cross off 3 items of my to do list which is a very good thing as yesterday I added 2. The two I added will require a lot more work than the 3 that have now disappeared but still the satisfaction felt wonderful.

These ATCs were started the day before yesterday and as you can see I could not resist using some more of that sparkling transparency. It's my new favourite supply and as per almost everything I guess I will put it to good use while my fancy for it lasts. I tend to flutter from one new thing to the next, and I guess I (and John!) can only be grateful I don't do the same with men!!

The ATCs were made for the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group and had to feature both an image of the Eiffel Tower as well as of Marie herself. I found (just where does all that stuff come from??? Do I buy fabric in my dreams?) that I had a pack of 5" square samples all featuring travel, travel texts, travel posters and yes, the Eiffel Tower. So I made a medley of them all on a background of Fast2Fuse, quilted it with zigzag stitches and then cut this background apart into ATC-sized pieces. The images come from Alpha Stamps fabric sheets Young Marie as well as Off with her Head.
After covering the entire ATC with the above mentioned sparkles I added hearts and flowers as shown, ironed a fabric to the back of the Fast2Fuse and zigzag stitched around the ATCs. I made 4 for the swap (including a hostess one) and one for me to keep, seen above.


Maggi said...

Ooooooo sparkles!!! :D Love the hearts!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...


I hope I get one of these in the swap! - they're fab!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

i love your new sparkly transparency, Frieda! It suits these ATCs to a T!


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