Thursday, 12 June 2008

May swaps

I've had my swaps for May back from Lynn today. On the Stamping Mad forum we swap 2 ATCs and 2 Moos each month. I don't post pictures of what i've done until I know these have been received by the other people in the swap. Most people seemed to get theirs yesterday so I think i'm safe in showing now.

The theme for the ATC was Distressed, something i've not tried before and i'm not sure I will again as I think mine look positively miserable. For the background I used my embossed loo roll paper with shimmery watercolour paint. Onto this I layered torn mulberry paper and a scrap of card which I put through the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder. I used card from the Neutrals stack by DCWV and sanded it afterwards to show the white core. A piece of ribbon was held down by a brad which had been sanded.

Now my Moos are a different thing entirely and I love them. The theme was Pink & Purple.
I brushed the background card with a Brilliance inkpad to give a soft look. I then used my Cuttlebug Paisley die and cut paint charts from Dulux. I layered these by swapping the cut out bits for the contrasting colour. The spaces that were too small to fit the pieces back in were filled with glitter glue but it doesn't show up on the pic.


Angelnorth said...

I don't think your distressing looks miserable! You maybe gave yourself a tougher job by picking fairly pastel colours but you did a great job in grunging it up! The moos look lovely - the Brilliance background worked really well!

Janice said...

The ATCs are amazing, so many layers, it took me a while to work out which layer you were talking about and just how do you emboss loo roll? lol

I love purple so would like the Moos anyway, but that is clever with the different pieces popped back in, must be all that jigsaw practice you've been having.

Karen said...

These are great Sue....can I show my ignorance??? Whats a moo???

Karen said...

I have tagged you Sue, take a look on my blog to see what you have to do...nothing too strenuous hon X