Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Grimms Fairy Tale ATC Book

The lovely Rebecca is running an ATC Book swap on UK Scrappers, where instead of simply sending each member of the swap a selection of loose ATCs back, she will bind them into a little concertina book.  I have one of her creations on a different theme, which I need to take photos of and post here because it is amazing, so I am looking forward to seeing how she presents the Grimms ATCs.

My chosen story was 'The Golden Bird', and I started by stamping am image coloured with distress markers. I was going to use a stamped bird, but I decided the image was too big so I used charms instead. With hindsight I think I made the wrong decision, but never mind.  Here are a selection of the ATCs that are winging their way over to France, plus the prototype with the stamped bird - what do you think?

A new Chunky has arrived!

The third Chunky ATC swap on UK Scrappers is now in full swing, titled Chunky 3: The Full Chunky.  My own production is a little behind as I has to get some ATC's ready and sent to France, so they needed to go first. 

Mt theme was 'Under the sea', suggested by my daughter as I couldn'r decide what I wanted.  As soon as I sent in my request for this theme though, a certain song started playing in my head and must have been playing in my swappee's head too while she was making it for me!  Even before the wrapping was fully off, I could see tentacles, and when fully revealed it was an Octopus' garden, complete with seahorses and a handmade mermaid, although the crowning glory is the quivering octopus on the top!

This came from Lynn, who didn't take photos of it so I have put three on to show as much as I can.  This is her first chunky, but she has done a wonderful job and it brightened my day!

Swap Goodies

I have taken part in several swaps this year, and have received some gorgous works of art in exchange for my own pieces.  Unfortunately I have been a bit slow popping pictures on my blog!  Anyway, here are a few:


I received my first chunky from Rebecca:  My theme was Freedom, and she included all my favourite things, as well as a great quote on the back.

My second Chunky was a Gothic one from Audrey, and after going AWOL on its way to me it eventually turned up safe and sound.

I also received a fabulous altered tin: