Saturday, March 15, 2008

Post-It Note Book Covers

I got this fun little idea off of Sunflowers and Dragonflies blog. For my covers I just used some of my leftover printed material from other projects, which made it twice as easy to do, and it was a good way to use up some of my stash. These will make great little gifts for Happy Nothing Day! You know, the day when you want to give something, just to give something, and there's Nothing going on.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stained Glass Charms

Created for another swap.

Egg Swap

I joined an egg swap on one of my groups, and because you only had to make three, I decided to make two different sets. They are the size of ATCs that have been cut to resemble eggs. It's not an Easter egg swap, just eggs.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Friday, March 7, 2008

Paper Bag Background Papers

I created these papers from brown grocery bags, and Elle Barry's instructions. I think the possibilities could be endless. You would only be limited by your lack of acrylic paint colors. The scans just don't show the real shimmer of these papers.

Junk Art Postcards

I joined a swap in which we were to make 5 postcards out of junk mail, old book pages, this and that, magazines etc. These are 3 of my offerings. I reworked 2 of them forgetting to scan the finished cards, but these will give you an idea of what I've been up too. Unfortunately it didn't put a dent in my junk pile. I'm thinking only the trash can will help that mess.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

ATC's From Germany

I met Simone on line who is from Germany and we decided to trade fabric ATCs. These 2 above are my swap gift from her and they are very pretty. The lady on the red card is a fabric print that she made off of a 1917 postcard. She said that the writing on the back of the card was from a man asking a lady for a date. That the card comes with a story makes it even more interesting. The edging on that card is so tiny and perfect. The tiny shells on the beautiful card with the bird are pieces that her grandmother sends to her.
The cards at the top are my ATCs for her, but I can never get Blogger to do what I want and it seems like my pictures end up where ever Blogger feels like putting them. It's a continual battle for me.
This is my first trade from Germany and I will give them a special place in my art room. We plan on making another trade later in the year.

Monday, March 3, 2008

World Traveler

I created 22 of these green 3x3's for a swap I'm in on one of my groups. It's simply called the 3x3 Green Swap. The only requirement is that they are green. We are just sending to everyone in the swap individually and then we will add covers and bind them into a book.