Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Home from the North

Bob T Bear is right. I came home to 5 more cards from the MixedMediaATCs_UK group.

This lovely mermaid came from Anne and has some painstaking penwork in it and some lovely gold highlights.
Christine made this beautiful quilted card with beaded fish. I like the fact that it is padded.
Irene's card has a lot of work to it. The background has been painted and textured and machine-embroidered fabric has been added before the fish and shell embellishments. Irene wrapped the card in a lovely piece of dyed fabric which I will look forward to using in a future project.
This delicate mermaid is from Stephanie and has some beautiful embellishments. I think the little discs are made from slices of shell - I shall have to ask Stephanie.
This final card is called "Seahorse Dance" and comes from Wendy. It has some beautiful tiny shells along the bottom and is more sparkly than this photo shows.
All of these cards are even more lovely in real life than the photos show and everyone has obviously put a lot of thought and effort into making them. Thank you, ladies!
We had a really good weekend away in Northumberland. The tour took us to Beamish Open Air Museum, Alnwick Garden, Lindisfarne, Seahouses and York so it was a busy few days. Needless to say I took lots of photographs, lots! I've sorted about half so far and have the rest to do so I will be posting about it all shortly. It may take me a bit longer as I have just heard tonight that my friend Grace has been taken into hospital so tomorrow will be taken up with finding out what's wrong and hopefully visiting her if she is not in theatre. I have decided not to go to the hospital tonight as she is sedated and I won't be any use to her tomorrow if I am up all tonight, as she is not in the local hospital. Health service reorganisation!!


artisbliss said...

What a lovely bunch of cards to come home to! They're all just great. My favorite is the one with the pensive mermaid.

I hope your friend Grace gets on the road to recovery soon. I'm feeling a lot better myself this evening.

sharon young said...

Hi Julie
What lovely post to come home to. My fav is Ann's, I take it from your comment that it is hand drawn.
So sorry to hear about Grace, I hope she recovers soon.
Looking forward to seeing your holiday shots.

Gina said...

Lovely things to return to! Sounds like a good trip - looking forward to hearing all about it. Best wishes to your friend Grace - wish her a speedy recovery.
G x

West Country Mother said...

It must be lovely to get so much post - I love getting letters etc. Perhaps I should join the ATC thingy!! I hope your friend is feeling much better by now and that you are no longer worried for her. x

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

WOW! Yu hav lots ov clever an payshunt frends! I see this munth's theem had sumthin to do wiv the sea.

Tum te tum te tum...... hmm hmmmm.... will there be a Bear theem eny time? Oh, jus wundrin...

Genie said...

Some lovely cards there Julie. Glad you had a good week and hope your friend is ok

Becky Vigor said...

Aren't they gorgeous cards! Obviously as group owner I take half the credit LOL!