Sunday, 8 January 2012
Ditzy-Craftymess - ATC's and Me.
Todays post is my first for 2012 and a jolly good one it is too. Finally had one of my 'crafty' ambitions realised when I was chosen as a DT member for Ditzy-Craftymess Challenge Blog and I won my first challenge with my first ATC!
Who's a happy bunny ?
The challenge was to make an ATC using a Tea-Bag fold flower to embellish it. The ATC was made using a a piece of Dusty Pink card, embossed and then matted onto some white linen card cut to 3.5 x 2,5 inches. The embossed area was then distressed with some Whispers Archival ink in Rich Plum to emphasise the image. The 'A' and the L'il Bee came from my stash, as well as the button and the pink organza ribbon. The Teabag papers came from a pack I've had kicking around for a while waiting for an opportunity like this. The pack contains 22 sheets of Teabag patterns for all occasions. Using a Kite fold, my choice was a 'crafty' theme with scissors, glue, thread, sewing machine and of course coffee cups. To finish the tips of the assembled flower were teased up to give a petal effect.
I've never worked on such a small area before and I have shied away from ATC's as I thought they would be too difficult, but I am pleased with this first effort.
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Sizzix Textures Impressions- Ornate Flowers and Frame Set
Whispers Archival Ink - Rich Plum
Search Press - Teabag Folding 2 -ISBN 13 978 1 84448 296 2