Sunday, 9 October 2011

Blue & Green ATCs

Made these thee blue & green ATCs for an upcoming swap.

The background is dyed scrim, glued to cardstock. For the first one, I added some dyed silk scrim down the left hand side, and sewed some sequins and beads to it. I stamped a piece of green painted watercolour paper with Versamark and embossed with Moonlight Obsidian Teal embossing powder. The stamp is 'wild asparagus' by My Mind's Eye.

The second ATC uses the same background, with some large domed sequins and beads down the left hand side, and an embellishment made from a piece of Friendly Plastic. I ironed the Friendly Plastic between two pieces of silicone baking paper until it was thin, allowed it to cool, peeled the paper off, heated it with a heat gun, then stamped into it with a Stamper's anonymous stamp. I edged it with gilding wax, then sewed through it into the card using 4 tiny sequins and some tiny beads.

The final ATC has the same background with sequins and beads sewn down the left hand side, and the image (Invoke Arts) is stamped into some mixed green and blue Angelina Fibres.


  1. Love these blue & green atcs, thanks for the reminder to play with friendly plastic!
    Now I need to find out what is scrim.

  2. Those first two especially stunning! Your swap partners are lucky indeed. And, like Carol above, I am now off to find out what 'scrim' is....

  3. Scrim is a loose weave fabric, which is a little heavier in weight than gauze. It is usually cotton, occasionally linen, and also available as silk scrim.

  4. Hello, I came to your site via Google Images as I'm trying to find some domed sequins - I don't suppose you remember where you got the large sequins in the second picture? Hope you don't me asking. Love your designs, particularly the colours in the top one, hope the swap recipient did, too.

  5. The domed sequins are bought from a UK company called Bazaar - who do not have a website :-( but do sell their sequins in really cute aluminium tins at shows - Ally Pally, NEC and sometimes through other websites, e.g.

    1. Hi Adrienne, thank you so much, will have a look on crafty notions.




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