Saturday, April 26, 2008

It snowed last weekend. In the middle of April! We don't get much snow in the winter, it is just insane to have it in the middle of spring!

I thought it looked very pretty on the tulips.

I received another of the altered books from the round robin this week. The theme is birds. I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do. I like the end result though. It was also a challenge to work horizontally. I have never done an altered book this way so I had to do some re-thinking. :-) I hope she likes it.

Very strange! I just went to change the font on this post as I always use Verdana and see that I can no longer do that....just have the choice of "small, medium or large". Wonder why they did that?! Sort of takes away the individuality of the poster doesn't it? Hmm

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A new ATC

I was home alone last night. It was only for about an hour and a half but still....all alone! I have not had any alone time since November when hubby ended up in the hospital and we began this cancer/chemo journey.

So, he and the kid went out for dinner and I enjoyed the peace and quiet....and made an ATC.

I used a couple of the images I printed on fabric a while back....the woman and the Eiffel Tower postcard. I frayed the edges of the fabric for texture.

I used a scrap of ivy printed wallpaper for my background as well as a coral colored scrap.

I added a real postage stamp that I sanded to make it look old and worn. The metal photo corner on the bottom right is actually a brad. I twisted lace and added it to the upper left.

I used chalks and inks on the edges for color.

Finally, I thought she needed a fashionable hat since she had been sending postcards from Paris. Using several pastel colored buttons, I attached them with Tacky glue. As you can see, the glue wasn't completely dry when I took the picture (patience is not always one of my virtues) LOL