Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - March

Time for Spring I Say!  This month's tag taught me about using a lighter touch with my distress inks.  I also allowed myself to doodle onto the 'birds on a wire' images that I inked from a template.  I rarely doodle onto cards due to low confidence, but, I really am happy with the result this month.  Tim's tag is here and I have to say the smudge-stamping technique is lots of fun!

What my Swap Partner Made

Pictures just don't do this piece justice!  And notice that Giova Brusa handstitched the word 'Create' into the delicate muslin.  Her blog is here and she also has an Etsy shop here.  I feel lucky to have had such a talented swap partner.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Great Stitched Postcard Swap

I hope that my swap partner in Amsterdam likes this postcard.  The only requirement is to include stitching, so I hand sewed the paintbrush to the card.  I really love the background - I have been playing with my distress inks and spattered water onto this one to see what it looked like.  The theme is 'Create'!
Along with the card, I included a stash of vintage papers and cards for my partner.  Can't wait to see what I get in return!