Wet if mild day which was brightened considerably by the arrival of fish and birds. The fish were two more sets of ATCs both from the USA . Cindy had created 3 very colourful cards on foam board which I had not seen used before but actually was a perfect base..The cards are painted in vibrant colours using acrylic, ink, and watercolours very bright and cheerful for a wet day.
The other set was from Ruth who is also in the USA
Ruth is well known on our community site http://milliande.ning.com for making and giving away cranes. I was the lucky recipient of one a couple of years ago and today I received another in with her cards. They are wonderful and the story which goes with them is very touching.
It was quite strange that Ruth's crane arrived on the same day as my 5 birds I had wished for from Maki
Maki is making 1000 of these to raise money for Japan and I was so pleased to receive them.
I managed to finish my ATCs for the swap Liz is hosting Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History
I had to think long and hard about this as I think Liz was thinking more of particular women but I decided to do my own thing as usual and came up with this.
I layered the cards with personal adverts from the paper and the printed and cut out a vintage image .I rubber stamped the eyes and lips and and added Ranger Glossy Accents to the shoes and eyes to add dimension.