Last year I participated in Kate’s Birthday ATC swap and decided to do it again this year. There are some fabulous fiber artists that swap and I am privileged to be a part.
There was one birthday in January and 5 in February. I was really stumped on what to do for the ATCs. Then I was close to February and most of the ATCs are sent overseas so I thought I would take care of both months together.
A heart theme started forming in my head and then watching all of the devastation in Haiti I thought it an appropriate theme. As I was creating the cards I thought about all of the peoples of the world and the rainbow of hope for Haiti. Then my card was named, Love’s Rainbow.
I started with a background fabric that was light pink and looked like it was topped with white crazed paint. I then took my antique brown ink and my alphabet stamp and stamped the background. On top of that I fused the heart and then roughly stitched around it several times. I then added a piece of yarn that has a rainbow of colors. The thread I used it variegated and has a lot of the rainbow colors in it. Between the layers it timtek to give it some stability.
I really like the way the cards came out. I like the faintly stamped lettering and how it antiques the card.
The January card will be late, but February’s will be on time.