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Thursday, 17 June 2010

ATC Swap! and a big THANK YOU

Hello my beloved bloggy friends, thank you so much for all your lovely words for myself and my family in regard for DITA it's unbelievably harder than I though it would be only having her a few years, But she isn't here and I miss her terribly and your word were so helpful I had a good cry (crying now too sniff) But I won't talk about it again to you all but THANK YOU SO MUCH.


Hello fellow crafters,  have something to show you (at last he he) over at Artist Trading Club There is a new swap for JUNE.  And it's dresses or dress up ;0) oh and I had alot of fun making these, I hope you can see in the photos ok.  I couldn't see when I took the photos the sun was SO BRIGHT! And am I loving this weather or what? oh yes I am, so very very much (sorry for all you HF Suffers) but I love the sun. I don't sit out in it baking by any means but I just love the fact the sun is in the sky giving much needed heat and the sky is such a beautiful blue in our corner of the world.


I also wanted to have a wee bit of a theme making the dresses, so I thought I would go for  ' A dress for all seasons' the first is Spring! You can click and enlarge the photos I think. So I followed the Tutorial (TT) by Margret for the back ground to put the dresses in. Just pop along to the link Here and you will find the instructions. Really very simple to follow and I love the end result don't you?


Here is Summer! as you can see, I have basically done them all the same. I have made the back grounds the got the sewing machine out stitched in appropriate colours then added some distress inks to match round the edges to give a softer appearance. each had a stamped corner and a dress added.


Here's Autumn


And finally Winter.

I do hope you have enjoyed a look at these, and if you are in the swap hope you liked the sneaky peak to what you may get this month. It's not too late to join  in if you fancy having a go. you just have to have sent them in by the end of the month. I hope to get these sent to Chris tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by, oh I almost forgot (how rude of me) welcome to my new followers, you are so very welcome to share my crafty journey and I hope I can share in yours to, so leave a comment. Love Dawn xx

Items Used:- Stamps Oxford Impressions (Marie Antoinette plate). Design Papers (DPs) My Minds Eye, K&Co and Laura Ashley. Ribbons, stash. Inks, Tim Holtz DI, Ranger. Gems, stash.

20 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Dawn!

First of all, I'm so sorry about your sweet Dita...it's never easy to lose a dear friend...

I LOVE your dresses! They are each so lovely and creative--and how wonderful to have done that theme?! Perfect!

Hope your day will be sunny and beautiful!

Julie

Anesha said...

Do understand how you feel. These atcs are just wonderful, love them. Have a good evening. Hugs Anesha

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

each one is SO lovely Dawn, wonderful!!!
Take Care my friend oxo

Jo said...

I'm lovin' your dresses! They're so pretty. I'm still making mine, but I should finish them in time (especially as the football's on again tonight and tomorrow and the next day....). I agree with you about the sun, I can't sit in it (my skin is blue-white!), but I love how everything and everyone looks happier. Have a peaceful weekend, my friend. x

Cheryl said...

oh dawn,hun these are all so beautifully made,so love the dresses they are just adorable,love them,all my love hugs cheryl xxxx

Chris said...

Oh I am so sorry you lost DITA... sending you HUGE CYBER HUGZ xx

Loving your atc dresses Dawn...they are all just beautiful and I love the way you have gone for a theme and done the seasons... very clever :D

hugs
Chris xx

Chriss Rollins said...

sorry to here your sad news Dawn big huhz coming your way.

wow loving your ATC's esp the pink summer one with the bling.

Thanks for joing in with us again it is a fab swap.

take care

chriss x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fab ATCs Dawn :-) Yes a bit of sun really makes us feel happy :-)
Anne xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

Hi Dawn.. Im really here to answer your question about the pocketwatches.. I Get mine in job lots in auctions of broken and for spares and repairs etc. either in sales rooms or on ebay...

Pan's daughter said...

These are sweet! I love that you did them according to season.

Terry said...

Wonderful ATC's! Beautiful little dresses. I am so sorry about Dita, but I am glad that her lasting memories will be that of being with a loving family in a loving home. All my dogs have been "somebody elses throw aways" and I admire people like you, who save these wonderful pets! Hugs to you!

Karen said...

These little dress atc's are gorgeous! I hope I get one!!! XXX

Linda Ledbetter said...

Dawn, these are brilliant! I don't know how it's possible, but your art just keeps getting better.

Carol said...

these are gorgeous Dawn - I haven't started mine yet - better get a wiggle on hey?

Could you possibly email me? there's an email me link via my blog. Thanks

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love little dresses and these you made using Margaret's ATC instructions are gorgeous. What a super idea to go with a season theme. Simply stunning.

Chris said...

Hiya hun... just popped back to tell you that there is a lickle something for you on my blog... hope you can play but no worries if you are too busy :D

Have a great weekend
hugs
Chris xx

Sherry said...

Your dresses are beautiful!! I think I like Summer the best - they are great fun to make aren't they! (Thanks for coming to see mine). I'm so sorry about your Dita xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Spring Summer winter fall oh my gosh I want them all!!!!!
Adorable dresses Dawn. For this swap everything gets sent to Chriss so theres a good chance you might get one of mine! if not we can do a private trade! K?

Hope your tears are drying up a bit
hugs Lynn

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, lovely dresses!
Love the softness of the colouring.
Fabby theme! Love 'em all, but I especially like the Autumn atc!
I'm so Sorry to hear about your Dita, Take care x

Jan x

Margaret said...

Superb Dawn! I love your theme Your ATC's are all so gorgeous! I especially love the Summer one, fab! Margaret

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