Quilting, sewing, art journal and life in the Scottish Trossachs
11 April 2011
ATC - It's In the Mail
These are for the UKStampers April swap where the theme was "It's in the mail". I had been wracking my brains over this one and then inspiration hit as I was sitting in the garden enjoying the sunshine and looking at blue skies, green grass, yellow daffodils etc. I decided I wanted to use those colours and the ATCs should have a little envelope on them. Each one contains a ticket with today's date and a little stamped piece with trains, plane and boats on it as that it is how mail travels. I used TH Visual Artistry stamps for the birds and postmark (embossed). Royal Langnickel Journey stamps for the other images. I used a Tonic Borders butterfly punch and stuck tissue paper behind it. The backgrounds were made using Distress Ink in Shabby Shutters, Faded Jeans, Lavender and broken china.
The envelopes were cut down from bigger ones and the flowers came from my stash - think the yellow ones are Prima flowers. There's a message on the back of the tickets but that is to be read by those who get them in the swap. The ticket was in a digital kit from OTS TG called new beginnings and I added the date and stamped on it.