Leaf-May ATCs

June 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm 1 comment

I’m assuming these ATCs have been received so I will show a little of the process I used to make them. I decided to go with a macro version of a leaf for this ATC so I started by doing an image search on the web for inspiration. I also had a couple of photos taken in our garden for inspiration as well, then sketched up a design.

To make the base I layered coloured strips of fabric and vliesofixed to a base calico fabric.

ATC sheet 1

This was covered with chiffon and I added some extra colour with watercolour sticks and auditioned some threads for free machining.

adding colour

Auditioning threads

and then FME’d using some cording to make the veining stand out.

ATC 1

and a close up with some beads hand stitched for dewdrops.

ATC 2

Atc 4

A couple of the beautiful ATCs received for this month’s theme:

leafAnd my walk this week on the beach- still winter chilly but some welcome sun and blue skies.

Winter beach

I almost have my May/June fabric swaps, June ATCs and a wall quilt for SWTAFE finished. All were held up by three days in bed with a winter virus but I’m hoping to get them all posted before we head off north for a welcome holiday in warmer climes this week.

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Entry filed under: ATC's, Beading, Colour, Design, Embroiderer's Guild, FME.

Vintage Irish linen Catch up fabric swaps and ATC’s

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Maggi  |  July 1, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    More lovely cards. I do hope that you’re feeling better by now.

    Reply

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