Thursday, April 12, 2007

Enjoy the Ride

this week at Wednesday Stampers
the challenge was Auto's
So I made this little ATC... I've been playing a bit with sewing and then painting over the stitching, I quite like this look and thought it sort of looked like a road map, quite suited really for this theme.
Spledid bit's I've used for this ATC are - Bazzill Cardstock, Catslife Press -a little stop on my art journey stamp, Stampin Up it's a date stamp & Aged to perfection stamp, 7 Gypsies paper tab, Collections word, Dymo Tape, Raw Umber Acrylic Paint, Versa black ink pad & black EP,and my sewing machine...

29 comments:

PMB said...

what a really interesting effect it has painting over the stitching!Wonderful work as always Gillian.

johanna said...

love your atc! great idea with the sewing!

Paula said...

Fab ATC. I love the colours.
I wish my machine would play, it keeps snapping the needles. I think perhaps they are old & need to get myself new ones.

deb said...

Great effect with the stitching. Love your ATC.

saray said...

Wonderful ATC!!

Rein said...

Gorgeous!

Mel Goodsell said...

I really love that technique that you've done with the stitching Gillian, it looks so effective,
Melx

manicstamper said...

WOW that paint over the stitching looks fab and I love the paper tabs you add to your work.....gorgeous.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is a scrummy ATC! I love the vintage feel-but you have made the texture pop out! amazing work as always Gillian - glad to hear Andrew's grandmother worked for Ford - :)

Silvia said...

Great idea. Love the look.

Hermine said...

Beautiful!

jo capper-sandon said...

I tried to leave a message earlier but I lost the battle against Blogger lol.. right, where was I, INGENIOUS...love this stitching...looks just like a road map. Love the journey tab too. A simple idea that works brilliantly.

Maggie Ann said...

What a great idea, painting over the sewn thread...how creative! I love how you have your car going uphill too...just like real life and the word..'splendid' is the crowning touch to me. How fun to see!

DymphieM said...

Love your road map, I would get lost there *lol* Wonderful atc Gillian!

Kimberly White said...

Absolutley gorgeous! I may have to try that painting and sewing idea! Kim

Stacy said...

i am with kim this whole card is gorgeous!!!! great job gillian!!

*Jeanne* said...

Just gorgeous Gillian! I love it!


hugs from across the pond

Nicole said...

Great idea, love it. ;)

xela said...

Wonderful!

joyce b said...

Gillian this ATC is wonderful.
The stitching does look like a road map, great touch!

gaby said...

This is a great work, Gillian. You have so good ideas. I love the sewing with the painting. I'll try it!
:-))
gaby

Flower said...

You clever thing you, painting over the stitching! It looks excellent...'splendid' even! I love the whole feel of this one. MmmMmm.

(By the way, your word verification here just insulted me! It shouted "YuaDawg" in big bold letters. I admit I don't look the freshest at 11pm, but I don't think I'm a dog!)

Gillian Hamilton said...

ROFL.... I'm sorry hun...
naughty, naughty word verification thingy.... LOL!!!!

Leni said...

wonderful ATC.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous ATC - I love everything about it but I particularly like texture and there is plenty of different textures here. Ingenious idea of painting over the stitching.

sigrid said...

Wonderful travels of your sewing machine :)

Loona said...

Gorgeous ATC!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Fantastic ATC I am a big ATC fan and this is super! well done

isauk said...

wonderful work