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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

TMTA - Nature Awakening

Happy sunny Sunday everyone. This is my creation for the Think Monday, Think ATC challenge - Nature Awakening.

I was having a play with chalk popping - you know the thing, stamp your image with versamark and then swoosh chalk over it - and I thought what a fab image for this challenge. I've created the 2 borders using this technique and then overstamped in the centre with Versamagic Sepia Brown. It makes it look as though the blossom is slowly coming to life. Although its not very clear I've used my copics (RV02) to colour the petals on the main, central, image.

I hope you like it and here is the link for the challenge, x



  1. That's lovely, Alison and you're right - it does give that effect. I love blossom but I just love this time of year.

  2. VERY nice indeed! Love it and it's a reminder to try it out again....
    Jo x

  3. oh wow Alison I love this atc its so pretty and the fading with chalk is so effective
    Mina xxx

  4. a lovely atc - the scanner doesn´t take it sharp because of the 3d add-on, but it looks great anyway!


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