Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Addicted to Scrap: Vintage & Autumn ATCs

The monthly swap at Addicted to Scrap was on Thursday last week and this month's theme was Roaring 20's or Vintage. I opted to go with vintage because I'd already printed the images out for another swap and didn't use them. The image is courtesy of Shelly's Flickr Group Past Portraits.

Addicted also has a quarterly swap going for each season and Autumn came around really quickly. This card started off great with a piece of grungy yellow and white striped scrapbook paper, but then I decided to grunge it up more with walnut ink and didn't like it anymore as the stamped image of the tree kind of blended into the background. So I carefully restamped the tree with clear ink and embossed it, added some flower soft (that the lovely Laura Carson sent with a swap return from the USA) and it's kind of growing on me.

Ferg and I went up to Maleny on the weekend and had a fantastic time, so I'll post some pictures in my next post once they're downloaded from my camera.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
~Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French Author and Philosopher~

11 comments:

MTB said...

I LOVE the trees ! Great job !

crafty capers said...

Lovely work Diana. I really like what you have done with the portrait from Shelly's group. Lovely sepia tones :-)

Barb said...

Di...love the trees..so textural to look at..it must feel great in hand! And..what a pompous look that fella has...LOL

Sam Marshall said...

These ATCs are awesome- love the texture in Autumn Glory.

Queen Of Toys said...

Lady Di,

Love them thar trees and I have one. Also love the portrait ATC that you have created.

Elizabeth

Shelly said...

Oh, wow, I LOVE what you did with the PP photo !! Fantastic card, Diana. He looks so dashing. Gorgeous details. . . really love this one.
The autumn trees card is beautiful. It looks so soft and warm. The embossing worked out well in the end. I never could master that . . . just a big mush of ink and powder for me !!
:-)
Shelly

Nic Hohn said...

addicted is a great word....especially when creativity is in the same sentnce:)wonderful art!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Hi!
I just happened upon your blog somehow and wanted to lyk I love your work!!! XoXo deb

Rein said...

These are wonderful, great job!

Ophelia said...

These atc's are great!!

Pearl Maple said...

Followed your link off red velvet and really enjoyed reading through your creative posts.

Thanks for sharing the inspiration, am excited to find there are mixed media fans here in sunny QLD.