Sunday, November 30, 2008
The blue trim is German scrap, and the image is from PID.(http://www.paperimagerydesigns.com/)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
swap: create a given number of pieces, send them to the swap host who then distributes them
to all participants
jam: we've been playing with three people; the first person creates a background on 3 ATCs and
sends all three to the next person. Person #2 adds a focal image and sends all 3 on to the
last person, who adds embellishments and sends them back to person #1. Then person #1
adds the finishing touches and keeps one card and sends the other 2 to the jam partners.
This can take weeks to finish, but in the end you have a collaborative piece that is a real
treasure. I've participated in several jams and I just love them.
mingle: a theme is announced, you create your piece and post a picture of it in the album. If you
decide to mingle out your piece you sign up and are given the name of someone to send it
to, just as someone has been given your name. I almost always mingle out my pieces
because I love getting new art in the mail!
Back to the monthly swap.....We just completed one using the PID image of Sarah, a lovely vintage photo. It was a 5/5 swap, meaning we each created five ATCs and received 5 in return. I think I love these swaps the most because it is so interesting to see how differently we all use the same image.
Above is my Sarah swap. I used the faux tin ceiling technique, minus the scoring for the background, and put Sarah in a frame that is dotted with a little bling. I added the ribbon on top, trying to give it the look of an old portrait hanging on a wall.
This is Angie's Sarah:
The next one was done by Brenda:
Dianna's Sarah:Our wonderful swap host Elena did this one:
Check out the group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/paperimagerydesigns/) and join us!
Monday, November 17, 2008
This one was decorated with patterned paper.
And this one I finished at home -- the class was so full that Heidi and I couldn't sit! I added some rhinestone brads between the larger ones (also decorated with patterned paper) for some extra bling.If you'd like to see some more, check out my friend Melissa's blog, Artful Textures. (http://artfultextures.blogspot.com/)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
This is how Heidi interpreted the ad:
And finally, here's how I saw it:
Heidi's fabulous peacock card:
And Pat's stunning card which featured a wonderful camo technique from TJN (http://patstamps.blogspot.com/), and beautiful watercoloring: