The swaps arrived this week -- wonderful -- but what to do with them? Plus, I had a bunch of extras I'd made.
When grungepaper first came out, Tim showed a beautiful wall hanging done with them; it looked just like a quilt. Why reinvent the wheel? A quilt it would be.
Then, deep in the back of a closet, I found a horrible frame. Ornate, faux gold leafing. Yuck! But it just so happened to be exactly the right size for my quilt. So, I sanded, distressed, crackled, painted, inked that sucker until it was more....grungey.
Then the embellishing began. Rub ons, stamping, hardware, stitching, grungeboard elements, even stickers...I had to force myself to stop.
The photos aren't the greatest, but it is a treat for the eyes in person. And a lasting memory of a very enjoyable swap.
Here are some details: