Wednesday, March 12, 2008

1-2-3 Swap

Sandee Hyde is hosting a 1-2-3 swap on our Altered Chix site and each of us is making a 1"x1", 2"x2", and 3"x3" collage with a similar or coordinating theme. I chose red and black and used 3 images from ARTchix that really went together. Here they are!

Mermaid Paper Doll Shadow Box

PaperWhimsy had a sign-up for a Paper Doll Shadow Box Project and you know I had to sign up!! Love the paper dolls and we were given a "secret sister" to create for. I have fun all month teasing my "sister" so that she wouldn't think it was for her. I know she loves it and can't wait for her to receive it in the mail.

The doll has a PW face with french text body & arms. I hand-drew the "seaweed" around her face and added the crystal and flower embellishments. For her tail (which moves) I used distressed embossing powder.

For the background, I did some needle felting using a stencil and poked the olive & lime roving through the cut-outs to make the "seaweed" design. I added some navy and purple roving to create a bit of a swirld and after placing the doll on the background I added some sequins and beads. Do you like it? I am very pleased with her and excited to mail her to her new home. :-)

Fabric Postcards for Swap

The talented and gracious artist Lenna Andrews is hosting a Tallulah Card swap. Each of the 35 participants are sending in 4 cards to swap and one card to present to Leslie Elledge, owner of Alpha Stamps and sponsor of the swap. In exchange, we will receive 4 cards and one collage sheet from the sponsor. I also included a postcard for Lenna because she does such a great job hosting her swaps and the work that comes through her hands is divine!

Here are the postcards that I made. Oh, BTW, we could make any kind of "card" we wanted...postcards or greeting cards and they could be made of fabric, paper or a combination. I wanted to try paper and fabric together so this is what I ended up with. :-)

I can't wait to make more, aren't they fun!!! I love orange & pink together! LOL