Goth Girl ATC Copyright D.Price-Ewen 2009
It's a bit late here in New Zealand as I write this: 12.21 am, to be exact! I'm tired but too excited to go to sleep just yet. Once again, I've been raiding the latest swap-bot listings and have entered into 2 new ones. The first is a Goth Card ATC swap (above). I found these groovy rub-ons by Heidi Grace at The Warehouse (NZ version of Walmart) going for 1/2 price, so
snapped them up because I simply can't refuse a bargain! I used a little of this transfer on my goth girl's top - spot the yellow flower with a black centre...and put some tiny green clovers in her hair. My goth girl is hand-painted by moi and the background upon which she sits is collage, embroidery and gold foil.
Renaissance Flower ATC Copyright D.Price-Ewen 2009
The other swap I've entered into is an embroidered atc swap. It was through Nick's Altered Art that I found out about this swap. One of her groupies posted a link and I just had to track it down. Anyway - this was a tricky little atc to start with. I backed the flower with one of Alicia's goodies from the mail-art swap I did with her a couple of weeks ago, then placed some gorgeous Japanese rice paper underneath it. Next, a gorgeous bit of lacey ribbon I got off my best mate (in the whole wide world), Flower. This I embroidered with french knots. Next, I stiched on a paper cut flower, embroidered over that with straight stitch, then covered it with dark pink organza - machine stitching all around the petals with black cotton. Then the black cotton border was embroidered on; rub-ons added; a couple more french knots and voila! One embroidered atc ready to swap. AND OHHHH I can't wait to see what I get in return!!!
Ok - tiredy wiredy now...time to sign off. ZZZZZZZZZ