The collab theme is picnics and July 4th, I'm presuming and please forgive my ignorance that it is a common practice in the US as part of the July 4th celebrations, either way I'm really looking forward to seeing the work of the other DT members and what they did with the no doubt fabulous digi's in the collab collection.
I had the delicious doodles image to play with and had to admit took me a while to come up with something that I no only thought did it justice but was happy with. My hubby said it reminded him of the fun camps he went on with scouts as a boy but when I used English countryside trees as a background it just didn't look or feel right so I eventually went with pines. The sentiment I thought summed up what outdoor food and camping made my hubby remember. I coloured the image in Promarkers and masked whilst I stamped the tress which I also used Promarkers for. The chain I used sakura glaze pen on. The sky is moonglow pigment powder Madonna blue gold as it gives it a warm feel. I mounted on pale blue card and made it into an ATC.
My son likes to give out ATC cards that say thank-you for your kindness and help on the back to people who help him or are considerate of his disability and mobility problems when they go out of their way and are nice during everyday life. This could be something that touches him by someone just talking to him as a person and if I am with him not to me for his responses but makes him feel he is an equal and not as he puts it an idiot in a chair who hasn't got a brain. It may be someone who holds a door for him to get through in his wheelchair or moves tables in a restaurant so he can access a table with ease to simply a member of the medical profession that cares for him in hospital. The ATC's are his way of thanking people individually for their care and consideration so I will add this to his collection.
Now you may think that I would be forever making them as the supply would be constantly needing replenishment I am sorry to say that as others who have disabled family members will tell you this is not the case and 'nice people' where the mobility challenged/disabled are concerned are definitely not in abundance.
Sorry digressing again, my ATC as I said is for our challenge this week at OSAAT which we would love you to join in and we have another fab sponsor too LOTV who have generously donated a £10 give certificate
Now if you haven't yet found LOTV you really should not only do they have absolute cute and brilliant value stamps for all occasions but die cuts and oh so much more,I guarantee you will find something you love.
We also have the fab Stitchy isponsoring our challenge too with the chance to win the collab set.
I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:-
2 sisters challenge-anything goes
Bloggers challenge-make it shimmer, my sky does but the photo doesn't show it well
Frosted designs-fab friday picnics/bbq etc
Joyful stamper -inspire me friday
creative card crew-anything goes
truely scrumptious - anything goes
cratfing for all seasons- anything goes
Digi doodles shops best- anything goes
Look forward to visiting all your wonderful picnic and July 4th projects and I might even learn something along the way about American culture too. Have a fab week and most of all have FUN.