Monday, 1 September 2008

I'm Back!!!

I've just got back from two weeks on holiday, and after having a couple of weeks with zero inspiration before I went I'm now raring to go! Sadly I am stuck with all the post-holiday washing and ironing, two little boys who have spent too much time together over the last few weeks and are doing their best to kill each other, and school uniforms etc to get ready before tomorrow. To top it all off, it's my birthday on Thursday and I have to spend the afternoon at a property auction (zzzzzzzzz...).

Anyway, I've been busy the last couple of evenings but unfortunately I can't post pictures of everything I've made because I've been trying to catch up with the birthday ATCs I should've sent out in August (slapped hands for me, but I'd rather send late ones that I like than rubbish ones that arrive on time) and I don't want to post any piccies until they've arrived at their destinations. I'm hoping to get my September ones out before the end of October - hahaha!

The ATC on the left is one I've made for Cazro's colour swap, which is brown for this month. I started with a background cut from a book page which I distress inked and then added texture to one half using tissue paper painted with acrylics. I heat dried this to make it bubble up a bit and then covered it with metallic rub-on. The heart is cut from mountboard, coloured with distress inks and covered with three layers of UTEE which I've stamped into with gold ink.

4 comments:

Viola said...

Welcome back, Sian!! Your ATC looks so fabulous! Great work! And it`s my birthday on Thursday too, hehe! :o)))

Nicks said...

welcome back, hope you had a good time! now........... i'm glad you wrote that about birthday watsits being late cos I was about to email you to say your birthday watsit wil be late........

My name is CINDY...... said...

This a gorgeous ATC!! I have about a 50% success rate with being on time for birthdays and I totally agree! And as I really only send to 'special' friends these days it's got to be something special. So your birthday is Thursday? oops, today....

Agnes the Red said...

Wonderful ATC Sian - love brown and you've created some fabulous texture.Ange.