Hi there Papercrafting Friends! I've had a lovely week with a visit from my sister and brother-in-law which was just soooo nice and I've had several days of playing with card and paper, which I love.
Below is a pic of the gorgeous tag I received from my partner Diane in our first month of our 'Aussie - Monthly Tag Swap. The subject was 'Cool Waters' and hasn't Diane done a lovely job of interpreting the theme. I just want to sit in that chair!
I have been looking for a novel way of displaying my 'Aussie - 12 months of Tags' and was delighted when I saw this pic on a Pininterest repin. Sorry I don't know the name of the owner, but whoever you are....congratulations for a great idea!
I don't have a lovely ironwork hanger like the example, but I do have a nice vintage coathanger which I've been wanting to do something special with....so; here it is with my very first tag. It looks a bit lonely, but it won't be long and it will have eleven other friends to hang with.
I also got an early start on my local Papercraft Artists Groups next ATC Alphabet swap and created my letters 'C' and 'D'.
C is for CAT of course. I used Dylusion Inks on the gloss background card and sponged some Gesso over small sequin waste, then stamped a brick wall before stamping the cat. I just love the expression on his face. I think he is a bit "peeved" with the whole idea.
D for DRESS was very simple to put together. I embossed white card for the background then rubbed pastel chalk over the embossed pattern and layered it onto light brown card. The dress was stamped onto scrapbooking paper and given a little Bakers Twine tie at the waist.
I've also completed my February Aussie - 12 Months of Tags Swap. Our subject is 'Love', so here is a sneak peak!
and......I invited two of my friends to come over and have a papercrafting day with my sister and I and this is what the four of us did to my dining room table!! Unbelievable that four grown women could get in such a mess.
We made Easel Cards with Post-It-Notes at the base to sit on
a desk. Love the way these cards fold down for posting or gift wrapping. Here are the two that I made.....
Until next time....Happy Crafting!