'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, 7 May 2010

What an exciting day it's been with all the news of the election.  Bit of a mess and I really think the current results should be considered null and void after the mess up at the Polls, but hey ho, it's not going to happen, is it?  Been busy while watching what was happening and here are my ATCs for Dot's ATC swap.

This one’s on gold pearlescent card, stamped in Brown (embossed) and the writing’s in Brilliance Pearlescent Beige (embossed) but the cream is in the raised images.
I’m not sure they’re finished – perhaps they need something more adding to them? Will think about this…
Here are some more – got a bit carried away  because I was enjoying the colours :)  I have quite a few to trade at Port Sunny, though.
Although you can’t see it clearly, there is gold embossing on every one and all colours used were shades of brown – Adirondack Ginger, Mushroom, Latte, Espresso, Hazelnut and Distress Walnut Stain.  I’d forgotten how much I love the smell of metallic embossing powders – that’s what drew me to stamping in the first place, lol.
bcg3  bcg5
bcg6  bcg7
bcg8  bcg4
How do I decide which ones to enter into the swap????
Been busy writing the backs of these, ready to hand over to Dot tomorrow, at Port Sunlight.  Must be the first time I've ever been so early with a swap, he, he!
PS OH NO!!!  Just found out from HSNW website that Stamp Camp won't be there - drat!  That's one of the main reasons I was going because I love her stamps!!  I may actually struggle to spend what little money I do have, having seen the list of exhibitors.  Drat, drat and double drat!!

13 very much appreciated comments:

Lottie said...

I am always amazed at how much you manage to stamp onto an ATC and turn it into a really layered, textured, fabulous work of art.

These are all just perfect, and I never know how you could possibly part with them

Helen said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous! I will be at the wrong end of the country, unfortunately!

sam21ski said...

Blimey, you've been busy, love the colours though, might even have a go with them myself tomorrow

Have a fab time at Port Sunny xxxx

Anonymous said...

They all have a fabulous vintage look Cath! Happy trading! x

Heavens2Betsy said...

Absolutely stunning atcs - I love those brown tones with the metallics - they work so beautifully for the images you've used. Penny

Sally H said...

I love them all Cath, particularly the first two. Hope you still enjoy Port Sunlight - shame about Stamp Camp. I've been waiting for the pound to improve before I send for a couple from the States.

Sarah A said...

Love all of these Cath, lucky you being able to get to Port Sunny, I missed out on the tickets boohoo and I soooo wanted to go as nothing much in the land of creativity happens here in the North West! Oh well, maybe next time...

Sarah x

Debby said...

They are all great, love these shades.

JoZart said...

Yeh!!! I've got one of these I'm pleased to say...thanks Cath. I must say that it's so much better for real than on the pic. Good to see you even though it was briefly,
Jo x

JAN said...

each and every one is a pure delight and would be a wonderful addition to anyones collection i only wish one were coming to mine hugs Janet

Martina2801 said...

Oh my Gosh, Cath. these are awesome!!
You are so inspiring!

stampdiva said...

You have excelled yourself - trying to take in all the bg detail. I spy many stamps I like (but drat I don't own!!). Lynne M x

Anke said...

Wonderful ATCs, I love the ATCs with the flowers.