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:
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.