Friday, March 11, 2011

A Little Progress

Although  I am still stuck to my living room couch/bed most of the time, I did manage to start on my ATC for the Blissful ATC Swap.  The prompt this month is to use all or some of the above image somewhere in the ATC.  I decided to use the entire image, so I transfered the image onto fabric using gel medium and clear mailing labels.  I used this same method when I made the "Sisters" journal jacket, but this time I wasn't sure it would work as this "Raw Silk" image is obviously color and the photos I used for the journal jacket were black and white.  But, the transfer worked fairly well.

I really like how the blue came out.  The gold of the dragonfly is also really cool.  I sized the image to ATC size on the computer before I printed it onto the mailing label sheet.  Now, I'll just need to cut around the gold border and finish the card.  In order to give it some sturdiness, I'm going to iron some stiff interfacing to the backside.  Then I'll cut it to size and sew it onto a piece of card stock before embellishing it further.  All this will have to wait a few more days, however.  I need to get into my studio!!!  The due date for finishing is March 15!  

I want to give a huge shout out thanks to Steffi at Toastie Studio for finding my favicon and putting it back in place!  Actually, my original favicon is probably lost forever since I didn't save it before I began messing about with my blog code and the original photo I used for that favicon was on my old hard drive. So, I came up with a new image.  It was this new image that Steffi used to create the new favicon and code to install it for me.  Steffi also created my new background to match the header I made.  Steffi is multi-talented.  Toastie Studio is a sewing blog, but Steffi also does web design, etc.  You should really click over and meet her!

Thanks again to all for sending the get well soon wishes.  I plan on it!

Have a great weekend!

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Donnie said...

Looks like you're using that couch time to good use. Looking forward to seeing how the ATC turns out.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauu lindo o blog de roupa nova!!!

BLISS angels said...

what did I miss ? are you okay I now going back to read what happen and what ever it is I hope you are well soon and up and about... hugs wendy

Heather said...

glad you are able to get some fun stuff done! I am glad you are feeling better! Let's hope for a full recovery shortly!!!

Asas à imaginação said...

I like the new visual of your blog!
Like you got make a work...soon recuperation!

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Love your transfer and your blog look. Must try more transfers.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

One of these days I'm going to learn how to do image transfers *sigh*

DeeDee said...

love your transfer work... gonna be a great card...cannot wait to see it finished,,

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Angela,
Wow, this turned out amazing! And I sure hope your knee will be better. Your blog header looks awesome and I love that dress--it's fantastic!

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Wow your ATC came out nice. Feel better soon.

Liza said...

I've been out of the loop... knee surgery... I'm so sorry for your quarantine! nice knitting by the way.. i never had the patience to follow directions! your blog looks greatttt very crisp and perky! so.. two questions... what's a favicom and how do we translate the blogs of all you fabulous international Dress-Up participants? Hope all is well and your pop art piece is great too, i especially appreciate the process photos and description! take care