On Friday I had my usual wonderful time at the monthly shoebox swap at my friend Heidi's place. This time there were four of us, and we each brought two projects for everyone else to make. These are mine:
This little 4x4 wall hanging was totally inspired by one of my new Wendy Vecchi stamp sets. Just love that little blouse! It's hanging on a tiny wire hanger (apologies to Joan Crawford, LOL), which is looped over measuring tape which is actually a stamp. The sentiments are Wendy's, and the pen nibs on the bottom are from a new Tim Holtz set. The background paper is a Jenni Bowlin mini.
Graphic 45 paper was the impetus behind this greeting card. Plus, I just had to use one of my new Tim Holtz On The Edge dies for that scallop touch on the side.
Heidi's two projects involved birds. OK by me; I love bird images.
We layered two different patterned papers, added a pop of sparkly ribbon, then placed a doily (previously sprayed with glimmer mist) in the corner. The flower was also sprayed (it started out white), and the bird is a punch, also done with two different papers.
This one was inspired by a steal Heidi found on a recent trip to Pennsylvania. The bird is from a Martha Stewart set, which she found for UNDER ONE DOLLAR! In fact, she gifted each of us with a set. It was stamped on patterned paper and then glitzed up a bit with stickles. The gorgeous frame is a transparency.
Rocker Jen had two awesome cards for us to do as well.
The tiny trees are part of a Stampin' Up set, and we formed the hills with a large oval punch. Brilliant idea! I love the colors on this one.
Jen's second card started with cardstock that was embossed with dots. The flowers were punched from patterned paper, grunged up a bit with ink and layered, held together with brads. The stems were just cut free hand, the leafy branches are from a die, and the larger leaves by the bow are actually bird wings,that I think look like leaves.
Pat's projects are gorgeous, though I managed to screw up the first, and not take a great photo of the second. Trust me, both were mega fabulous in person,
This one was shimmery, yummy looking loveliness, but I put the flowers on the wrong side of the folded paper. The scallop edge was supposed to pop out from the edge. Oh, who cares? It's still a delicious looking card.
I really hope you can see the detail on the right side of this black and white beauty. The black cardstock was embossed, then sprayed with glimmer mist. Then a sanding block went over top, and removed the layer of mist from the embossed areas. It feels like flocking! Another brilliant idea from Pat, and I'm just sorry you can't see it and touch it.
And now for something completely different. Over at the ArtHaven group, we have a monthly lottery, and the theme this month is water....think ocean, beach, lake, whatever. When I think of water I think of blues and greens, my favorite colors. I did a necklace using those colors, and just to reinforce the theme a bit, added a few shell and fish charms. At the end of April, someone will win it, along with all the other lottery submissions.
Back to my organizing project. Sigh.......