I'm joining in with the 2015 ATC swap (Artist Trading Card) over at veryberryhandmade
The theme is "My Favourite......" and I chose to make my ATC in the style of my favourite artist.... Hundertwasser.
Here's my ATC, loosely after the style of his work.
I started with cuttings of brightly coloured fabric
then used a glue pen to secure them lightly to a background of black Vilene then I layered some fine tulle over all the bits.
I machine tacked a mount of black card (slightly larger than the finished size) to fix everything together and this created a stiff frame for stitching over.
First the contours .....
then the detailed design....
I really enjoyed the challenge of making it and it amazed me that there was so much to consider in making something so tiny... it's only 2.5 x 3.5 ins.
It has already been posted to Yeovil in Somerset to Laura and I hope she likes it. She said that she loves bright colours so it should be just right for her.
Now I'm dying to see the ATC I receive from someone else in the world.
Later....the postman arrived with a spotty envelope from Edinburgh and inside was a black & white spotty tissue parcel and inside that was my super ATC from Sherry.
Thanks so much Sherry for all your beautiful handstitching and super ideas, the tiny cute bunting, straberry and flowers etc., but especially the teeny weeny polka dot bikini all in French knots. Love it!and on the back......
Make the most of it... Autumn is nudging in!
It has been such good fun and I look forward to seeing all the other entries.
Pop over to veryberryhandmade for the link to them all.
I have a huge smile on my face so I'll move over to Annie's
I'm tagging in an entry to Annie's Friday Smile at the end of this post.
We had a day out at the Southport Flower Show last weekend and found yet another giant seat to try out. Remember the one I posted from Chester a couple of weeks ago?
The only trouble this time ...I had a quite job clambering up to sit on this deck chair (whilst DH just laughed), it had been raining (hence those sensible boots) and then I had a rather wet bottom when I finally managed to struggle down again!
I loved this outdoor loo but they could have put a door on it!
These were my favourite flowers at the show