Sunday, March 29, 2009

This ATC was made using the Coffee Cafe clear stamp set from Elemental Doodles. The base was SU's Close to Cocoa card stock, and the tan card stock is from Magenta.
The inks used are Marvy Matchables' Dark Brown, Brown and Terra Cotta. The embellishment is a clear acrylic tag from Coffee Break Design, and I colored the back of it with Copic's E08 Brown marker. After letting the alcohol ink dry, I turned the tag over and stamped on it with Jet Black StazOn. Two copper brads finished the ATC, and it's now in the loving arms of the US Postal Service on the way to North Carolina.
Last night was a cold, cold night in north Texas, and the cooler weather the last few days has slowed spring down so that we have longer to enjoy the beautiful flowers. Along the highways bluebonnets are in full bloom, and the Indian paintbrush has also started blooming. The pink Indian hawthorns in our yard are almost in full bloom. Texas has over 5,000 varieties of wildflowers, and it's wonderful to see them each year. Soon the highways will be lined with pink and white primroses. My grandmother always grew them in her flower bed, but she called them Bouncing Betties. That's an appropriate name for them since they sway in the breeze and look as if they are bouncing along life's highway.

1 comment:

  1. I love this ATC. I think this is one of the easiest sets to create with. Love it. TFS