One of the things I love about art is the ability to travel through time and space on our creative journey. I hope you'll join me today on my journey au campagne francais. As Willa Cather wrote in My Antonia, "Sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the paths to freedom."
I recommend the coredinations card stocks as an excellent base for ATC's, but if you are looking for something sturdier, the eco-boards are wonderful also! You will see why I love coredinations in a minute.
I started by embossing my black card stock using an embossing folder in a die cutting/embossing machine. If you don't already have one, see the tools section of Altered Pages for the Revolution, with its small footprint and retro chrome styling it's a real find at a great price! After embossing, lightly sand the top to emphasize the pattern. I also went over it with a yellow gelato which doesn't show up that well in the photos. I adhered some elements from the French Country papers and embellished with my sunflowers, some twine, and some dragonfly brads from my stash.