TMTA – Bud, flowering

TMTA this week – And what better background to use for an ATC than Trish Bee’s Faux Grass? I learned so many techniques from Trish Bayley and we were always swapping stuff on the Next Generation Stampers Yahoo Group… so, I still have bits of cardstock with strange and mysterious backgrounds which make fab ATCs – like this one…

"pushing up from the ground"

We made the faux grass background with PVA (white) glue and mixed herbs, painted with greens, enhanced with wax rub-on gold, bronze and a little silver… a long time ago and I think this is the last bit of a full sheet of A4 cs!

The stems are leftover threads from yesterday’s frayings; the little white flowers are from a bunch of fake Baby’s Breath; the words are cut from 2 random sheets still on my table and the stitching was fun!

I have 4 little domino houses drying and awaiting embellishment with rhinestones. Not sure yet whether they’ll become pendants/necklaces – they look very much like large arrows too!! I have mini message bottles on the go too and ruffle-flower pins, some cards… I’m beginning to feel like a factory!

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  1. Yvonne

     /  March 29, 2010

    Fabulous ATC, Rosie!

  2. That is just cool! Love all your stitching too.

  3. Wonderful work such an exciting blog too lots of wonderful things to look at

    Love Dawn xx

  4. Hello there!! How’s it going? Your “Trish Grass” (not Twitch grass, lol) is a terrific background. Bet you can’t sew that well on real grass, girlfriend!! This is a terrific ATC.

  5. Such a fascinating ATC, Rosie, with the fake grass and the delightful flowers and stitching.

  6. This is beautiful.

  7. johanna

     /  March 30, 2010

    i totally totally love the grunge look of this!!

  8. Wow thats a blast from the past! Didnt know you could sew on it either, what machine are you using? Gorgeous work 🙂

  9. This is nice, I love the grass!

  10. The grass background looks very real Rosie! This is lovely.


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