ATC 1 is based upon the sketch from sketchandstash:
A purple patterned paper was run through the big shot in a floral embossing folder and attached to the centre of a red base card. A papermania orange floral ribbon went across this with matching bows at each side. A square of orange paper was run through the big shot in a butterfly embossing folder before layering onto the card. Purple ink was used to highlight a couple of the butterflies. Finally five quilled petals were added to the square to make a flower and the edges of the petals dabbed with the purple ink.
ATC2 is based upon the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 26:
A purple papermania die-cut was run through the Big Shot using the floral embossing folder. Before attaching to the base card a speckled background stamp was used with orange ink. A purple ink was dabbed into the centre and then blended into the orange. A rectangle was cut from the orange paper embossed with butterflies and attached to the card. Purple ribbon edged with silver decorates the left edge and bright butterfly diamantes attached in place of the flowers on the sketch. A silver bow decorates the bottom right and the quilled flower adorns the top of the rectangle.
ATC3 is based upon the sketch from Sketchy colours:
Again the purple paper was used after embossing with flowers. The orange embossed paper was die-cut into a floral circle shape. A deep purple wide ribbon was added to the bottom of the red base card, overlapping the orange embossed circle. The quilled flower was stuck to the top of the circle and a rich purple bow to the top of the ribbon. Small green diamante butterflies were added down the sides of the ribbon. The purple patterned paper was cut to have an empty space and a flower to the left, and 'What's new?' was stamped into the space using orange ink and then this was added according to the sketch.
The following challenges are also to be entered with the cards from this collection:
MIM Indian Summer (Bright Colours)
Ink on my Fingers #323 Mr Brightside - Bright Colours
Audio book - The Burglar in the Rye by Lawrence Block. This is a mystery story with a twist - the main character is a good criminal! This humourous story follows bookseller come burglar Bernie as he discovers a dead woman in her room, whilst searching for some letters to steal, and then works to establish who killed her, and therefore who has the letters in question. He gets a lot of information from sneaking around, that the police would never have been able to get. My only complaint with this audio book was the quality of the final disc - I know who did it, but I have no idea why because the first few tracks just kept jumping and skipping!!! Grr. I will now have to find the book so that I can read that particular part to fill in the gaps!
Cross Stitch update - fishes @ 64 hours.
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