Thursday, 26 April 2012

April ATC


Over at The Linen Shelf
Penny is running her monthly 
challenge of a calendar of ATC's.



Here is my ATC for April.
 I chose a variety of moth 
which is 'on the wing'
in April.

For your information,
the stitching round the edge is not actually 
stitching but holes made with a pointy tool
and then joined up with black pen.
Effective, yes?!
I picked this up from Kate Crane
As one who doesn't know one end of a
sewing machine from the other,
I'm liking it :)

XXX

16 comments:

Carmen said...

I'm liking it too! Top tip! Love that bit of folded back and stapled lace. Soft with hard. Another lovely piece Jo.

Monica said...

"that is quite incredible" she says, tapping her inky fingers on the keys

Jewels said...

Snort you are so funny - "cheater" stitches - heh if it works I'm all for it! Love your card

Lenna Young Andrews said...

you could have fooled me, Joanna! It looks like real stitching. Lovely, lovely as usual!

Terri Neggers said...

I love your blog Joanna! Your ATC is wonderful, and your tip for stitching without a machine is fabulous! I, like you, am sewing machine challenged,but love that look of freehand sewing... And I love what you did with your photo challenge...I never thought of printing words on acetate then coloring the paper behind...

sugar Creek said...

Hey i like it too! I really did think that was real stitching till I read on! Very clever! xx

Menopausalmusing said...

Absolutely lovely and the "stitching" is a brilliant effect.

craftattack said...

Lovely ATC, the moth image is great. Good idea with the sewing, perhaps I can fix my torn jeans that way! Valerie

missy k said...

I love this Jo..... gosh that stitching looks so much like the real thing.

Have a great weekend......

Karenx

Susan T said...

I would like you to know that I always enlarge the image to inspect your art work properly. Even enlarged those stitches look real, you are a master of illusion young lady. Gorgeous lavender colour too.

misty said...

me too! You have totally fooled me...gotta try it! Beautiful card!

Margaret said...

Lovely Atc this month! (I must do mine!) and your shortcut stitching is fab! I could do with some of that! Mx

Distinctly Daisy said...

Great shabby stitching & all fake too!

BadPenny said...

Lovely lovely lovely. I would never have known about the stitching ! I adore the little snip of lace too.
Great style Jo & thank you for joining the calendar ATCs !

The Scrappy Tree said...

Oh my gosh, this is so pretty! Love the dreamy feel :)
Gayle x

trisha too said...

Lovely atc--Scrappy is right, it does have a dreamy quality.

:)