Feeling a Little Fragile!

Hi Everyone!  I have a couple of ATC's I have been working on to share today and I thought I might put them up over at AFA to trade.

The first one I actually started at my AFA Meet in Melbourne last week, and finished today whilst the second one is playing along with a couple of bird themed challenges.


Gelli Print Background with Stamping & Collage

There is something about this image, that portraits the fragility and innocence of a child and she looks rather vulnerable and that she could do with a hug.  

Fragile is a bit how I've been feeling the past few days since returning from Melbourne.  I have not been well and we have been having a few trying moments with 'A'.  Trying to understand why he behaves like he does at times is hard and it is often the internal conflict within myself that I find the most difficult as its hard to know when to respond, rather than react as he struggles to not let us get too close.   

I am entering the above ATC into the following challenges

The Lollipop Ladies - #71 Musk and Seeing Spots
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Rounds Circles and Dots



Gesso and Watercolor Background with Collage

The background for this I had made some time ago, I often make ATC sized background and keep them on hand for when the need arises, I also participate in a lot of background swaps over at AFA.  Often I find a theme or one comes to mind, so after deciding on an image/design I then go looking for the background.  I love how the red of the birds brings out the hint of red in this background and blue was the perfect choice to represent the sky.  The birds sitting on the sign post are from a Collage Sheet from Done4YouPages on Etsy and the quotation I have been hoarding in my filing cabinet for a couple of years.

I am entering the above ATC into the following challenges

Three Muses - Bird
Wicked Wednesdays - #88 Birds, Nests and Eggs

19 comments:

Fran said...

They are both fab xxx

Lizzyc said...

I am sure with time and love things with A will improve..I hope so anyway... The ATC's look lovely, and yes the little girl looks a little lost and could do with a big hug!! and love all the birds on the branch too! take care..

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

How brilliant Danielle. I love the background for the birds - you absolutely have it right with the red from the birds popping from the background. :) So glad you joined us at WW this week! Seriously...great ATC's here. :D

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

How brilliant Danielle. I love the background for the birds - you absolutely have it right with the red from the birds popping from the background. :) So glad you joined us at WW this week! Seriously...great ATC's here. :D

Susan Hogan said...

How beautiful - love both but the one you have entered in the Lollipop Ladies is so gorgeous. Yes she looks fragile and a bit scared and so sweet! Thanks for playing with us this week. Susan (DT)

Heather said...

That little girl definitely looks like she needs a hug! Two great ATCs. Thanks for playing with the Lollipop Ladies.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Absolutely beautiful - love your backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday. :)

indybev said...

Great bird ATC, Dani. Thank you for joining our challenge this week!

Tammy said...

Terrific ATC's and I see a fragile little girl too. We are all fragile and sometimes the best thing to do is to do nothing except to be there!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

These are both beautiful! Lovely pastel colors and images!

Julie Short said...

Danie Fragility is OK - recognising it is even better. Knowing that time and effort is so important in every relationship is priceless.
You are all growing!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely ATCs. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.
Glad you had a good time in Melbourne

Granmargaret said...

Sorry I meant thank you for joining us at Lollipop Ladies.
I thought I would make this mistake some day.
I am also on the design team at Feeling Sketchy.

Sharon said...

Your birds ATC is just perfect for our Wicked Wednesday Challenge - thanks for playing this week!

Lynn McAuley said...

Both are so beautiful, Danie! You are a master with these tiny designs!! Your ATCs are always remarkable!

Dagmar said...

this is a very wonderful ATC - dreamlike

frommycraftroom said...

I agree she does look like she needs a bit of a hug. Fab take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at the Lollipop Ladies.

Julene Matthews said...

Your aTCs are fabulous.Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

Dawn Barrett said...

ooh, I like those birds!