Gorgeous Gingham


I have been struggling to get my swaps out before going on my holiday. I have succeeded, except for one. I will be able to finish whilst away, so I am happy. It always amazes me that I can begin a project and get nowhere with it for hours on end…something that should be easy, and yet the colours are wrong, or I can’t get positions right, or the materials are not quite right. So I start on something else and bingo! Straight away the inspiration is there and the project flows. This has happebed a couple of times this wekk. I made a set of ATCs for my Gorgeous Gingham swap on Swap-bot. This was the one I hosted. I had already made quite a collection of items to illustrate the swap page, so I couls have just sat back and used them for m swaps, but I had a hankering to do some ATCs. I did three and struggled a bit…but got there eventually. But then I started the fourth card and it worked first time and was I think the best one of the four. This is the one I’m talking about. It just seems to flow naturally.


I also had a degree of success with another set of ATCs. I worried about what I was going to do for the ‘marine’ theme. Fish, boats, a light house? I don’t know where I got the idea from, but suddenly I thought about the squares of gummed paper I had. The sort that children use…all lovely bright colours, and away I went, with no lack of inspiration. These were the result. I have to say I am very pleased with them. The cruise liner could have done with being slightly longer as it’s shortness makes it look like it’s sinking. The perspective isn’t quite right, but heyho, I think it’s recognisable as a liner.





These ATC’s have been laminated so the light shows all the laminating flaws.


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