Tuesday, June 3, 2008


This is my take on an ATC challenge for a little group of talented ladies from all over the world - our g-inspired friends.
For this challenge we could do whatever we wanted but had to have room for a photo on it.
So, I thought long and hard and decided "why not do a fabric ATC?"
You will need:

*white fabric
*fabric paint
*floral fabric
*bird stamp
*zig writer
*sewing machine
*pearle cotton

Here is how I put this one together:

*paint the background fabric with watered down fabric paints
*cut fabric 1/4" bigger all round than end size
* roughly cut out roses from floral fabric
*iron on vlisofix to back of roses and lace
*carefully cut around the roses
*stamp bird image onto background
*place lace on background fabric then roses
*iron them on
*using free motion stitching, stitch around roses and add detail in the centre also
*draw a line with pen for the size you want the ATC to be (3 1/2" x 2 1/2")
*place pearle cotton (the same colour as thread) onto the line
*zig zag over the pearle cotton - do not start at a corner
*zig zag over the end when you get all the way around and go around once more
*cut out 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" piece of thick plastic
*place on ATC and staple in place
*write your details on the back with a zig writer

Wow, I didn't realise there were so many steps to this and I have 12 to make, I'm half way there.


  1. this is really beautiful!!! I LOVE IT!!! you did such a great job!

  2. SUE! I founds your site! And am a little sad that I did. I would have love to have been surprised by the card in the mail...... It is beautiful. Really lovely.

  3. Sue, I couldn't resist coming to peek after your confession over at g-inspired. I can't wait to see and feel it IRL. it so just so amazing.

  4. yes well I came also & I'm pleased I did I couldn't wait, it's beautiful Sue, how clever are you! can't wait to grace it with a photo

  5. This is GORGEOUS!!!!!
    I cant wait to get mine!!!!

  6. i too LOVE it! i am going to get so much scrapbooking done with all these LOVELY ATC's from everyone! YAY! of course i love the bird and red flowers. very bright and wonderful.

  7. Whoohoo they look gorgeous! cant wait to receive one of these babies:)))))


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