Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Blue Marie ATC

On the Marie Antoinette Swap Site we have started a series of ATC (Artist Trading Card) swaps featuring Marie in different colours. We've done cream and Red, White and Blue and now it's time for blue only.

Blue seems to suit Marie very well and me too as I had many blue fabrics and accessories to chose from. In the end I settled for a batik blue fabric, ironed it onto Fast2Fuse and then stamped it with 2 different French-themed stamps. One a fleur de lis and the other with text stating Paris. I used blue Versacraft ink. On top a wide blue silk ribbon was stitched and on top of that again, a smalled scalloped edged ribbon.

There is only a limited amount of Marie images available, all taken from paintings done during her lifetime. I choose one of these and used Photoshop Elements to make it blue. This was printed out onto a transparency and stitched on as shown on top of the card. I then added the text: Marie has the blues! using my Dymo writer.

The cards were finised with satin stitching (in blue) and size 11 blue seed beads. An additional embellishment consisting of a blue flower bead, a smaller darker one and a seed bead was the last element I added. All the cards are fairly similar so I'm showing you just one here.


Terri Gordon said...

Hi Frieda, Your card is just amazing, as all of your beautiful cards. I love it. It is always so much fun to see what you create. Thanks again for joining this swap. Hugs, Terri

peggy gatto said...

She is lovely in blue! can't wait to see the other colors!


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