Sunday, July 11, 2010

Vintage Lace ATCs

My dear friend Frieda is hosting a Vintage Lace ATC swap through the ATCs for ALL site. I have participated in a few swaps there, mostly ones hosted by Frieda. : ^ ) and I have enjoyed them all. If you are looking to swap ATCs, check the ATCs for ALL site out! For Frieda's Vintage Lace swap, these were the guidelines: Your cards need to be vintage looking and include lace in some shape or other! Vintage images and mixed media are especially welcome!! 
Here is my response to Frieda's swap call . . . 




I used a white cloth handkerchief that was my Nonie's and already had light green lace on it, how cool is that? Two of the ATCs were layered with another lacy piece from a white cloth napkin. I used various stitches from my Brother Sewing Machine -which is a simple sewing machine, but very good and not too expensive. There is batting and a piece of cardstock sandwiched between the front & back of all of the ATCs. I hand sewed a vintage button on with contrasting thread and then glued on white rick rack! I contemplated leaving them plain and stopping there, but in the end I could not resist adding transparencies from ARTchix Studio. I was glad I did, it completed the ATCs for me and besides, I know Frieda loves artistic nudes like these from ARTchix Studio! There is an extra ATC made, so Frieda can take her pick of these as a hostess gift! I appreciate all she does for hosting wonderful swaps, being my friend for the long haul and giving me these challenges that make me stretch my wings. 
:  ^) lenna young



6 comments:

  1. These are incredibly stunning Lenna!

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  2. Oh wow, Lenna, what can I say, words fail me. They are delicious in all respects! Can't wait to have a closer look and thanks SO much for the extra one although how I'm going to make a choice from all these beauties, I'm not sure yet!

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  3. Beautiful work Lenna! And your moleskin with the creatures has my name on it!

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  4. Gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  5. These are beautiful - I love things vintage and these are incredible.

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