Saturday, October 17, 2009

Flowers ATC's

In the small ATC swaps group that I belong to the theme for this month was Debbi's and she chose flowers.
I decided that seeing as I have been experimenting with flower pounding I would use it as part of my cards.
Here are the four cards that I will be sending off to the other ladies.





I got a bunch of flowers at the supermarket and in it were some maroon coloured bell shaped flowers and I haven't a clue what they are called.
I know that I should have taken a photo of them to show you but when I remembered it was a bit late after I had pounder them past any recognition.
This is how the flower looked after pounding.
It has a lovely watercolour painted appearance to it.





I then decided to use a Hero Arts stamp that I had and I overstamped it onto the background using Dirtress inks.



I am very pleased with the outcome of these and I hope the ladies who will be receiving them will be as well.

14 comments:

anthony said...

Hi! I like it !
I am french and i like your blog. I invit you to my ATC SWAP here :
http://sirpriz.com/cadeau-gratuit-swap-497.html
I hope you will be with us!
Have a nice day
Mama from France

Jacky said...

I love the look you have created (and I'm sure the girls will too). Very innovative!

Jacky xox

Heather said...

These are lovely Doreen. Your flower pounding is a great success. I think maybe I should wait for the summer when the flowers colours might be stronger. Or I could just buy some from the supermarket like you did.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

These are beautiful Doreen! I like your idea of using the stamp over top to give them extra dimension.

Aussie Jo said...

Very effective Doreen, you should be very happy with those ATC's

MargaretR said...

I love the way you have combined the pounded flower with your stamp. Beautiful.

Janet said...

These are so pretty....like little watercolors. The stamp just adds another layer of depth. LOVE these!!

Joei Rhode Island said...

And well you should be pleased! All of the pounded flowers gave up their colors and essence to your art.

Dotti said...

Very clever. Those girls will no doubt be very pleased with your ATCs!

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Doris said...

beautiful,a very pretty efect, love the watercolor and the stamp.

Sandy said...

Good use; good work.

Jenxo said...

these are beautiful, love that technique and think its wonderful that you combined it with stamping.jenxo

Maureen said...

Lovely Doreen, this is totally new to me!

Debbi Baker said...

Beautiful effect Doreen - and I feel very lucky to now own one!