Friday, 18 July 2008

SERENDIPITY


I really enjoyed making this, which fits into two challenge categories - firstly the Wednesday Stamper's two-tone theme. I love green and blue, particularly together and these tones just zing! It also works for the Theme Thursday hearts.

I made the background with Distress and Colourwash inks - and then chose this image, partly because of the soft turquoise blouse, but also because I love her eyes. The word "serendipity" (meaning a happy accident) is a rub-on, and the raised dots around the edge are done with relief outliner (a product I've recently rediscovered). The woven texture is a Hero Arts stamp. The little heart is a chipboard shape I've painted with metallic acrylic, and to which I've added relief dots, and the butterfly just sort of needed to be there to finish it off!

This is one of my favourite ATCs - I think its because I love the colours so much, but I will trade it if you really really insist .....

11 comments:

Heather (Craftling) said...

Ohhh, this ATC is fabulous!! Those colours, and .. well.. the whole thing!! (drool, drool)

Heather xx

tina's space said...

I really like the colors you used. Very nicely done.

~*~Patty said...

All of your ATCs are my favs Rosie :) This one is quite stunning. Thanks for sharing your creative process as well. I finally posted some of my "inspired by you" Russian nesting dolls. I am just getting going with those! Thanks again for the Lovely swap and for sharing your talents!

herminesplace said...

Absolutelty gorgeous.

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Sija said...

Fabulous!

Linda said...

You know I love this, don't you?
Is it up for swapping? (When you get back?)
XX

Heather Robinson said...

I'm not at all surprised that it is a favourite of yours because it is gorgeous...the colour, the image, the embellishments and the wonderful word "serendipity"....it always rolls off the tongue in a wonderful way.

sharon said...

So gorgeous. Those colours are lovely together. I also really like the games ATC too. Have a good holiday!

Mam said...

Oh, Rosie. It is beautiful. Everything about it! Hope all is well with you!
Nancy

Barbara Hagerty said...

Wow, what beautiful color! This is lovely!