One of the best things about the last Paper Swap (hosted by the fabulous Lawenda) was that my partner took.... a bit of extra time to get the package together, as did I. With good reason though - we decided to make a custom piece for each other.
Dale is from Canada and lives in Korea. She made this fabulous necklace for me! Loads of detail that adds interest to the amazing style. Speaking of paper, she also included a section of Korean newspaper and a pack stationery made in Korea that is too cute - I'll have to scan a piece. I love collecting papers from other countries, whether it's tissue paper, newsprint, wrap or wallpaper, stamps... All great additions to my stash!
We agreed on 3 ATCs and I absolutely love hers... they are rich in color and design and will make my collection infinitely more fabulous.
Dale requested a journal, my specialty:) She said she hadn't used one before so hopefully this one will inspire her to begin. I had a blast making it and though I worried that the medium-weight cover wouldn't stand up to the layers I like to pile on, I was pleasantly surprised.
I found a new source for small journals (3-1/2 x 4) and I'm thrilled because it actually has blank pages. Most of the affordable, ready made journals are lined, which is great for writers but a lot less to cover up for journaling.
I'm still digging into my son's old Pokemon stash for ATCs... I forgot to gesso the back side of one so it will be obvious:) Hey, doesn't that make it a recycled treasure??
I've only made a handful of ATCs for swaps, but next to inchies, they are my favorites. Mine are simple in design and construction but the possibilities are endless. I hope to spend more time experimenting. Talk about complexity and fabulosity, check out the incredible pieces recently posted by Alicia at Digital Arts, and Debbie, aka Mistress Debrina - definitely worth framing!
The one above is my favorite, though it makes the least sense:) It was one of those - start out with no idea and then suddenly flow - experiences that make the creative process, well, divine indeed!
This tissue paper butterfly has been fluttering around the table for a while now, looking for a home and I sure it will be happy in Korea. Dale is primarily a jewelry maker so I rounded up some extras goodies for her package!
Off to make a card for a baby shower...