Sunday, 6 December 2009

Rusted Fabric ATC

Just a quick little post to share an Artist Trading Card (ATC) that I've made recently for a trade with Sally in Tasmania.

I've used some of the fabric I had previously rusted (heavily rusted actually!) and added some hand stitching, a bit of stamping, a strip of dyed muslin and some seed beads. I've used more of the fabric as a background when I scanned the ATC.

On a more general note, I just can't believe Christmas is SO close - I think all the travel I am doing with my job means that "normal" weekday life doesn't happen so weekends become a little over-crammed with activity and so I have the sense of time passing extremely quickly!! For a range of reasons we are not going to Perth and Margaret River for Christmas/New Year this year and it feels really strange as it will be the first Christmas we have had at "home" in Kalgoorlie for the 16 years we have lived here.

Anyway after being in Wiluna last week, tomorrow I am off to Esperance first (the coast!) and then to Laverton, and will be back Thursday afternoon. Lots of driving involved - four hours down to Esperance and then seven and a half to eight hours up to Laverton before the drive back to Kalgoorlie but at least I get to see the ocean if briefly. Even if it is blowing a gale, I am going to walk on the beach before heading back to the dusty inland scrub!!

4 comments:

Jenxo said...

its a bit scary, all this rush towards Christmas....

love your rusty atc, love the great effects you get with it and the seed beads...

lots of driving Debbi , you would see some lovely parts of Oz...jenox

Sally Westcott said...

OMG - Debbi - That is just beautiful!

Hugz

Gaby Bee said...

This is terrific, Debbi!
I wish you a Happy Holiday Season!

Sue McGettigan said...

Gorgeous ATC Debbi! Good luck with your busy week, that's a lot of driving. I love the coast in the North West, it's beautiful, hope you get your walk on the beach.