Today sees a new challenge begin over at Anything But A Card and the theme, for the 50th challenge is “Celebration.” However, it is a celebration that is tinged with sadness as it is to be the last. I was thrilled when I received an email asking me if I would like to join the DT, wild horses wouldn’t have stopped me from saying “yes!” I’ve loved every minute of the past two years that I have spent on the DT and especially enjoying the work of the super-talented members of not only my fellow teamies, but those that have played along with us each week. I shall miss it hugely, not least because it was truly a place for those that like to create things other than cards. Here’s my piece for the ABAC finale:
Well of course it had to be Agatha! Here she is wearing her little crown waiting until you are not looking (I’ve always thought she is a little shy) so she can dive into her pile of presents. Agatha Crown, by Magda Polakow and Piling Thing, by Daniel Torrente, both for Stampotique.
I’ve used an wooden ATC as the base. Made by Calico Craft Parts, these ATCs are fabulous and come, with frames, in all sorts of designs I love this one in the shape of an arch. They are so reasonable, I think they make a nice alternative if you want to give someone something that’s a little more than I card. I usually paint the back in white and then add a label with my greeting. Here, I’ve given it a base coat of gesso the applied some Dylusions paints. The text was stamped using black Archival ink and the spots were more Dylusions applies with a stamp.
Agatha and the presents have been stamped, coloured with Polychromos and then mounted onto some thicker card to make them nice and sturdy. I made a little bit of bunting from some scraps and finished the whole thing off with the sentiment.
We’d love to have a bumper crop of entries so we can go out with a bang, so do come and join us if you can. I’m going to miss creating for Anything But A Card and I hope that something comes along soon to plug that little gap in my creating.
Thanks for buzzing by.