Bits and Pieces

This week’s challenge at Tilda and Friends is called ‘Bits and Pieces’ and the idea is to use up your scraps to make your ATC, with none of the pieces over 1″x 2″.  I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to use two of my favourite techniques – ‘paper-piecing’ and ‘serendipity’.

I made the background with the serendipity technique, tearing pieces of scraps and randomly adhering them to the backing card until it was completely covered, then trimming the edges to ATC size.  I chose a Tilda stamp (Tilda Picking Grass), coloured her with Prisma pencils, and paper-pieced her outfit with coordinating pieces of scraps.  The punched flowers were also made with scrap card, and I added the purple pearly gems to accent.  The ‘serendipity’ text was made on the computer, cut out, and edged with purple ink.  Finally, the ATC was edged with the same purple ink. 

ATC Magnolia \'Serendipity\' by Maria 

Come and join us in the challenge to recycle your scraps!


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 09:09:41

    Beautiful ATC Maria, the papers and colours are so pretty


  2. Debbie
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 09:22:02

    Fab ATC Love the Technique you have used might have to have a go at this it has a great effect


  3. Caz
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 10:18:52

    So pretty Maria, I love her dress….it looks so summery.


  4. Frances
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 10:21:47

    great background Maria and I love saying ‘Serendipity’ think it’s such a pretty word, just like your Tilda!

    Oh, thanks for your offer 😉 by the way but I think I can live without for time being!

    Hugs xx


  5. Nikki
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 12:57:36

    This is just so pretty Maria. I love the patterned paper for Tilda’s dress, Hugs, Nikki x


  6. Alison
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 14:44:09

    Great ATC, love the fabby colours.


  7. Donalda Cox
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 21:45:30

    OMG I just love this the colors are so perfect. Gorgeous art dear


  8. Tova
    Jun 11, 2008 @ 21:51:18

    beautiful ATC !


  9. debby4000
    Jun 12, 2008 @ 11:41:48

    Stunning, love the Tilda’s dress and the pretty colours.


  10. annie
    Jun 12, 2008 @ 13:25:02

    wow! I can never get the hang of the serendipity technique, yours is amazing and love how you coordinated Tilda – so pretty! And, thank you so much for the thoughtful card you sent us, very much appreciated. annie x


  11. jacqui
    Jun 12, 2008 @ 15:50:52

    Maria this is beautiful the colours are perfect.
    Hugs Jacqui xx


  12. Trina
    Jun 13, 2008 @ 13:01:28

    Too cute!! I love the patterned paper on her dress, she is adorable!! You did an amazing job on this challenge….it looks great!!


  13. Shary
    Jun 18, 2008 @ 05:21:45

    Aw I love her dress very pretty. Fab ATC.


  14. marsha
    Jul 08, 2008 @ 13:30:21

    Hi Maria,

    I’m a member of the new Yahoo group Magnolia-licious and I just had to reply to this. I love the paper piecing and the term “fiddly bits”, LOL!



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