Last year I participated fairly regularly in several of the online weekly challenges - Wednesday Stamper, Think Monday Think ATC, Gothic Arches, Inching Artists and Mixed Media Monday, but somehow this year I just haven't got back in the swing of them. I think it is because I am committed to several monthly fabric projects and they are taking up so much more time.
Anyway I regularly have a quick look at the challenges to see what the current themes are and this week at Mixed Media Monday it is "Bright Colours" - right up my alley (except for when I am working more vintage style!). So the felted ATCs that I finished last night are my offering for MMM this week.
In the picture at the top they are scanned on top of the most beautiful piece of dyed silk and in the picture at the bottom they are on top of a lovely metallic embellished scrunchy fabric - both are from an inspiration pack I bought in Esperance late last year. I really don't think I am going to be able to force myself to use either of them ...except as a scanning background. I always find it interesting to see how much the background affects the look of the finished item, hence the two pictures (and yes I can clearly see that the orange overwhelms the ATCs which are fairly yellow in real life).
PS I can really see why the felt trend is so big now - quite apart from the fun of making the felted surface, doing the hand stitching into the felted ATC was so relaxing and so much easier than normal hand quilting/stitching. Getting out my embroidery threads felt good too - some in my thread baskets and boxes go back decades!