Monday, April 19, 2010

ATC No. 2

My second ATC for this swap is finished.

Here are the items I was to use.

a French book page
an image of Louise Mante
a length of cream silk ribbon
a scrap of hot pink velvet
5 tiny pearls
(and the bag it was all tucked into)

And here it is, all finished...

Again, I made the packaging out of the bag that everything was swapped in and decorated it with some of the left over bits I used on the card.
I had this scrap of great tapestry fabric that I created a book-like cover out of. (how funny! I just realized that it opens backwards. That came naturally, so does that mean I'm naturally backwards from the rest of society... heehee, probably!) Anyhoo, I also made a little bead and bell charm that I attached to the ribbon closure.

Open it up (backwards) and this is what you have.
"Gypsy Soul"

I added some sheer turquoise fabric, sequins and a little embroidery.
Pretty simple, but boy was that hot pink velvet tricky for me to wrap my head around. Also, I was wishing that sheer fabric was a lighter blue... more aqua. I thought about trying to bleach it, but I was running out of time so I decided to work with it as is.
I still have two more ATCs to share, but probably won't get around to posting those until next week.

Wishing everyone a beautiful Monday!


knitterbeader said...

You always amaze me, Alisa. Such beautiful things come out of my mind with just a few simple little items.

Privet and Holly said...

You have such a wonderful ability to "see" what something could become....the POSSIBILITIES....
lovely! I am especially fond of that exact shade of blue and altogether it is perfect. xx P&H

Robin Thomas said...

You are so very good...

TinyBear said...

it´s so beautiful Alisa - you´re so creative and what a great idea with the bag use.
xo Tina

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your creativity amazes me! It's simply beautiful Alisa.

Charlene said...

Another great job! You do such beautiful work. Is anyone else joining you in Flower Friday? You should expand it. LOVE IT! I did a post of my Lady Banks Roses a few days ago just like you did. Mine are all done now. Oh they are so pretty when they all pop at once aren't they? Have a great week. Charlene

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Can I borrow your brain please? You make such fab things, I have a box full of bits and bobs but wouldn't even know how to come up with something lovely to make out of them!

Anonymous said...

Alisa, simple is sometimes best. Knowing when enough is enough...
You know when!
Beautiful. And I like the way you used the bag itself.

Marianne@Songbird said...

That is so pretty, and what a nice swap. Really challenging to work with materials someone else picked out.

cindy said...

ohmygosh....its absolutely gorgeous! I'm always in awe of the things that you do, simply wonderful!

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