Friday, 31 August 2012

Fairytale Mushrooms

These collage ATC cards were inspired by Collage Obsession's this week's challenge, Mushrooms. It looks like some edible mushrooms have popped in the middle of a fairytale forest!

This was the first time I made ATCs with decoupaged napkins as the main element. With a bold design such as this (from Ikea!), it became quite a dominant element. The stamping and the vintage edible mushroom pictures sort of disappear in the background. Still, I quite like the harmonious result that sure demonstrates my passion for mushrooms of all sorts!

The vintage table of edible mushrooms from a Finnish Home Encyclopedia(published by Otava in 1935) was given by Eila of Collage Obsession Blog. Thank you!

Friday, 10 August 2012

In the Summertime

Here's my entry for an ATC swap "In the Summertime". My inspiration came from my recently bought stamp set of old-fashioned chairs and lamps. I imagined a nostalgic summer house by the sea, with lots of light and fresh flowers in every room, and pretty coloured shoes and dresses waiting for their owners to come back from swimming.

I first toned the backgrounds lightly with watercolour on a good thick watercolour paper, then stamped the furniture and lamps with a chalk ink. The focal images are made using magazine cuts, acrylics, watercolour pencils and black pen. The swap is due in mid-September so I might then make another post on what I receive in return!