Friday, August 28, 2009

Medieval & Winter ATC Swap

A quick post today as I'm getting organised to go away for a weekend of crafting.

I met up with some ladies for an ATC swap at a lovely cafe yesterday. There were two themes this month, the monthly theme of Medieval and the quarterly theme of Winter.

My Medieval ATC is based on the 'heretics' and burning of the witches of the time. The first layer is a seviette background in grey tones, with 3 colours of paint added with a brayer - white, grey and black. I rubbed a wooden skewer into white and red paint to add the lines, glued a bit of red German Scrap along the base and rubbed a black metallic rub around the whole perimeter.

The Winter ATC started off with a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper from last year's christmas range ... I love the wintery cool colour of this paper. I stamped the trees with pine cone coloured ink and went over the top of it in the same position with a glue ink pad and added white flocking ... it's difficult to see in the picture but it's all soft and fluffy looking. I inked around the edges in a Nagara Mist coloured chalk ink.

I went for a walk the other day with my husband and look what we found under a large tree ... a tiny little nest. It's just the cutest thing and really small, it fit in the palm of my hand. It's quite amazing to see all the little bits and pieces the birds place inside a nest to make it all comfy for the eggs ... it's a shame they didn't stick this one in the tree very well.

I'm off to a weekend of crafting up at Mt Tamborine this afternoon, so I look forward to catching up on everyone's blogs and creations when I return on Sunday .... have a great one.

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."
~William Feather, 1889-1981, Writer~


Sam Marshall said...

I love these very beautiful ATCs! A very `cool' theme!!

Barb said...

Two great ATCs my the background on the top one.
Lucky you off playing ...have a great time.

Nic Hohn said...

Have a wonderful time away. Mt T is such a beautiful place. Live it up!

Barb said...

Diana..there is an award for you and your blog on my blog. You may chose to accept it or not....I hope you do tho'.

Bevie said...

Hi Diana, it was a joy visiting your blog and seeing those awesome ATCs~~

Kathy said...

Your ATCs are fab!! And wow...what a special and beautiful find! The nest is lovely!!