Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Got my CHUNKY BOOK together...what fun, I love it. Want more!!! Guess I will have to see if someone at AFA will host another...Maybe I should host a blog swap?? Hummm I will have to give that some thought.
The She Sells was done by me yesterday. Love that image, she was also the star of Jewels from the Sea Swap.
I LOVE the page I got from Cardina Soap Chef http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=1767 She is over at AFA. It is a great page. It was just one of the six pages I got in the Chunky pages with Quotes....
The Last page is from Mireya http://www.flickr.com/photos/art4mysanity We did a one on one swap over at flickr. and you can find her at AFA too.
My little book has 6 pages from Amy's Swaphttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3601, 6 pages that I made and one from my friend Mireya...
The SWAP idea keeps popping into my head...I guess I will have to see how many people are interested first. Stay tuned. Stay Happy........Diane
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Ok....here are my last 3 pendants from the swap.
The first one pictured is from Jullie. It is very delicate and hard to photograph. It has a beautiful Mermaid in the top and an awesome silver fish and crystals in a lovely shade blue. The card that she printed is pretty enough to wear too. I just love it. You can see her art at http://www.shabby-jules.blogspot.com/
The second picture is presented on a cool ATC. I didn't photograph but the back is a playing card with the number 3 and an Octopus on it...don't know what game it might have been from but it fit the theme. She made the sea weed element out of some type of clay and added real shells and some copper and brass shells too. Very cool, all that and then the pendant, which is a shell with pearls and crystals and a very pretty copper starfish. Love it Lisa.... You can see her work at http://www.onestaraway.com/
The third one was made by Tiffany. She is http://flickr.com/photos/rowanwillow/ at flickr and has a nice demo as to how she made it. Cool drill Tiffany. The pendant has a large amber colored crystal, very cool beach-glass and some hand made charms. You can see her work at http://www.aleahstreasures.blogspot.com/
Any way....I learned a lot from my first blog swap and met some outstanding people who are no longer strangers.. Have a Creative Day.. Diane
Friday, July 25, 2008
Well I received my returns from Heather at Speckled-egg, and I want to say they are all wonderful. My friend Roc asked how I could wait to open them until I had the time to photograph them...she is just like my sister, she always opened Christmas packages the minute they arrived at her house. I quit sending the kids gifts to her house and started sending them to my Mom's so she and the kids could open them there Christmas day...I guess its because the wrapping is so pretty that I like to look at them awhile. And of course now with this Blog I wanted to share the beauty with everyone too. Check out all my returns on my Flickr.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
It was good to get out of town for the weekend. Our Daughter-in-law's parents have a lovely home and beautiful yard with a great pool. It was so nice to just sit outside and have fresh air. (did I mention an amazing grape arbor??)
The smoke is still so bad in fact it got worse last night as they started some backfires. Very smokey this morning. The Grand kids are growing so fast, wish we could see them more often.
I received three swaps in the mail. I have to photograph my little packages of goodies from the Sea Swap. I didn't even open the little packages they were so pretty, wanted to take pictures first. Returns from the Chunky Book pages were awesome...all six of the ones I got were fantastic artwork. Great job Amy at AFA. And my Gothic Arches were wonderful with the fun Zetti theme. Mandy at Mail art World must have had a fun time hosting this one. Great Art.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This was a fun little 4" X 4" collage for my CHUNKY BOOK. Amyfaerie hosted a swap at AFA. I should get my 6 returns any day now. I made a few extra pages to fill in my little book. They are so fuzzy and wonderful when you put them all together, I am getting excited to see which ones I receive.