Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Springtime Brings Lots of Flowers, Birds, Angels and Fairies

It was a good mail day - both my April and May art dolls arrived together!

April Sunflower doll was created by Dayle Clancy (USA). I love the way she put different parts together to form the doll. Dayle has also done a very pretty drawing on the envelope, which looked so well-integrated, I almost thought it was a purchased one!

May Garden Angel was the fabulous creation of Amelia Ruscoe (New Zealand). 2 little accompanying angels came together, and with a very colourful and artistic handmade card.

For my first ever button fairy swap, the first Springtime Button Fairy to arrive came from Hazel Roots (UK). Springtime sure evokes images of flowers and butterflies - common elements - but quite different effects each one of us came up with.

The second one from Sue Cox (US) with a polymer face.

I managed to finish the zebra! Modified from Jane Eborall's horse pattern, I tatted them in white and used a black fabric marker to draw the black stripes. You can call it cheating, but I just can't think of any better way to tat them up looking like a zebra in such a small size.

It's been a while since I joined the Stitchin Fingers' Textile ATC swap. The theme for May is "Birds, Nest or Feathers". Hummingbird is one of my favourite birds to tat! One piece is going to Hopscotch (Barbara) in UK.

I have been doing a lot more tatting - all small motifs - to embellish something I'm not revealing yet until the next post!


craftydiane said...

Beautiful hummingbird ATC!

Suztats said...

i think that's a smart way to do the zebras!

Christa said...

Your hummingbirds are truly special. How big are ATCs?

Singtatter said...

Hi Christa, ATC is an artist trading card, 2.5" by 3.5", done in any medium. In certain groups, we trade like for like (eg. fabric ATC with fabric ATC, doll ATC with doll ATC). I like them for the small size which make them fast to complete and easy to store!