Tuesday, February 13, 2007

These are for a card exchange I participate in monthly. I stretched myself and used bright colours. I started with a piece of checkered tissue paper that I received in a swap a long time ago. Was able to find cardstock that matched pretty close but found that the tissue paper looked better when layered on white so I added a white cardstock layer. I used my SU 1.25" punch to punch a hole in the lower right corner and punched some coordinating shapes to go inside. I stamped all around the card front before I layered on the tissue paper/CS piece. I cut hair elastics that were the right colours for the top and tied on a little plastic tag which I stamped with StazOn ink. Added a little fiber to give it just a little softness. Very happy with my little stretch!!

Be creative!!


My submission for an Art Lottery!! On this group, anyone can submit art for the lottery to the hostess and at the end of the month she puts all the names in a hat and picks one to receive all the fun items that have arrived!! She also picks a second name to receive the art submitted by the winner. I like the fact that there are no rules or themes and I can pick the format. I usually include a few goodies with my submission. This time I have included some slide mounts and transparencies so the person who receives it can play a little. I embossed the gold coloured lead (from a wine bottle) with my D'vine Swirl embossing folder. I just love that design!! Have managed to emboss cardstock with it by using my rolling pin. I have to spritz the cardstock before I put it in the folder but it does work pretty well. I laser printed the transparencies using images I have downloaded from the internet. Just did a bit of collage as a background. I cut the slide mounts from bristol vellum using a Sizzix machine. I have them for sale on my MMM site - follow the link below.
Mixed Media Market
I have found this past year that I have been doing more mingles than swaps. I like spending more time on one piece of art and generally the cost of mailing them is less as well.
This is a fat book page I created today for a mingle. These are really fun. The mingle has been running monthly for a year so we have 12 pages for our book. The far left is the front of the page and the right is the back of the page. The tags in the middle fit into the envelope on the front and are strung together. The background paper is gift wrap I bought at Michaels. Very awesome!! I gave it a wash of burnt sienna and did the back of the page as well. The heart on the back is gold EP on alcohol ink background. The mingle is ongoing and we are expanding the theme to include more than holidays to give some variety.