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Thursday, 23 September 2010

ATCs for CM&P Swap

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I have 2 sets of ATCs to share with you.


Over at Cardmaking and Papercraft, the theme for Spyder's swap this month is EGYPTIAN and/or VINTAGE. In all honesty I've never created anything either vintage OR egyptian, so was a bit nervous, which is why I've left it until now to make them!! However, I wasn't going to be beaten, so I set to work, and actually ended up making a set of Egyptian ATCs AND a set of Vintage ones too!! Not 100% sure about either of them, so would be very grateful of your opinions please. 

 So, how did I make them? Well, the images for the Egyptian ones are actually from the magazine that comes with the Sunday Telegraph! I saw them a while back and cut them out thinking they were BOUND to come in handy sometime! I made the backing paper using hieroglyphics images.
I added some gold peel offs to complete.

For the Vintage ones, I used my Joanna Sheen ATC Assistant CD for the images and some of the papers. The other papers, the vintage roses ones are a download (can't remember where they're from though, sorry.)
There was a lot of distressing/inking going on with these (I think I may well have overdone it a bit!!) I tore all the edges, and even added some lace to one of them! There are Robins Nest Dew Drops  (I've had them for ages and didn't think I'd ever use them!) and paper flowers on each one too.

Still not sure about the finished article, but had fun practising!

Haven't decided which ones to send in for the
swap .....might send 2 of each...? Whatever I decide, I'm sure the others will be swapped at some point in the future too.


Dawn said...

Ali, they are all fab as usual! You shouldn't be so self critical! Anyone would be delighted to recieve one of these little beauties!
I know I certainly would!
Big Hugs
Dawn xxx

madaboutpooh said...

love them all Ali..Think I like the vintage best but it is a close call between them both..
Anyone would be delighted to receive one of them..
I'll swap with you for one thats not sent...

Andrea said...

I'd be happy with all of them. Wonderful creations.

Joni Parker said...

How fabulous!!! Beautiful works of ART!! Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge!!

deb.lauder said...

Brilliant Ali - love them all, but have to say the Egyptian ATC's are tdf! WTG great work :)