Friday, 3 September 2010

SUNSHINE and HARD WORK

This glorious weather has meant a catch up on the outside jobs. Most of my container trees have suffered this year and were so pot-bound too, that they were only destined for the tip! So for the last 4 days I have been hacking trees, fighting root-bound plants, moving great big heavy pots around and re-potting where needed. All that in between going out for new plants and re-painting my greenhouse. Phew!!

Anyway, I managed to make a couple of ATCs the first of which I am going to enter in the Totally Papercrafts Challenge #32 which is - Charming.


I used Victorian velvet and broken china distress inks for the background, spritzed with a perfect pearl concoction and over stamped with Tim's flourish stamp, again in Victorian velvet. The words are one of the Artistic Stamper stamps. I used a Sizzix die to cut flowers from material, net and Tim's vintage shabby paper stack. The little centre is a tiny piece of baby wipe coloured with a big and juicy ink pad and twisted into a mini rose. The ribbon is plain white but coloured by pulling it over the broken china DI. The little bird charm satisfies this challenge and finishes off the card.

I'll be back later with photos of the others and my fabulous seaside swaps from Heather.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

A lovely ATC, pretty colours.

Sue said...

Hi ya
gorgeous tag, lovely colour, beautiful flower & charm,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

She said...

Hi Joanne, love this ATC. See you soon. Love S xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Very pretty ATC. Love the soft colours and your gorgeous bloom.
Thanks for joining us at TPC.
Caroline xxx