Wednesday, September 28, 2011

RR ATC Swap Kit Part 2

This is my assistant, Toby, who oversaw the  use of  the ATCs
that I received.  I received nine ATCs, but actually needed 12,
so I made three for myself.

I found three vintage ads with cats and used them
to match with the images that I send out in my kits.

I have a Seven Gypsies tray that I had been saving for
just the right project, and this swap was just perfect.

I am going to hang it in my  craft room in the basement, and when
I get it clean,  I'll  take another picture.  Of course that make take
years (LOL).   My dear Fred just told me yesterday that the
basement looks like a hoarder's.  Oh well, it doesn't bother me.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Round Robin ATC Kit swap

I signed up for the RR ATC  Kit hosted by Ali from the group The Sum of All ATCs, and it was a fun swap.  There were five of us and we each made up  two swap kits for each person in our group.  We included whatever we wanted in the kits, such as background, focal images and embellishments that the receiver of the kit would use however she wanted to decorate an ATC.  She was also free to add things that she had  in her supplies.  I, being a lover of cats, chose all cat images for my focal images, however I didn't scan the original images-sorry.  I am so pleased with the ATCs that I received.

                                                        MEOW                                                         JUNGLE CAT

All eight of my  kits went to Australia to Sarah, and she was free to
choose  the two kits that she liked.  Aren't they cute?

                                   SHE LOVED CATS AND DOGS         DREAMING OF PARIS                                                              

Sarah sent the kits on to Ali in Great Britain, who did the next set of cards.
I just love them and can imagine a cat dreaming of eating all the
crumbs outside of the French cafes.  (My cat, Toby, loves to eat
cake.   Perhaps he was Marie Antoinete's cat in one of
his nine lives.    LOL)     

CATNIP                                       BLACK CAT

Next the kits came back to the USA to Claudine.  Two more great cards!

THE BLACK  CAT                MEE-00W                                  


Julie got the last two kits, but decided to do three cards
Aren't they sweet?  I especially like the cat sitting on his "throne",
the proper place for all cats.

Thank to all the girls for the great job that they did using the kits.
Come back tomorrow and I 'll show you what I did with them.
I just love it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Vintage Gluebook Swap at Green Paper

I signed up for the swap at Green Paper hosted by Mary Green.
You had to make six 5x7 pages to be swapped out by Mary.   She will be
making a book for each of the swappers , using old book covers for
our glue books.  We were to use old papers and images with no 3D decorations.
Since I belong to Mary's Green Paper Collage club  I had lots of vintage
images to use.   I used actual old papers for most of my backgrounds
and copied images for my focal points.  I used 140 lb watercolor paper
as my base paper, as suggested by Mary.  I made seven pages (an extra one for Mary),
and also decorated the backs.

This is the first one that I made as part of Mary's September challenge.
I followed the glue book rules so I could use it for the challenge and
the book.

Isn't she just the sweetest little girl?

I love to outline my cards, etc with a brown ink.
In fact, I just had to throw out my favorite coffee
bean brown stamp pad.  It was all ragged and had no
ink left in it.  I have never been able to find another
one that compares in color, even those called coffee bean
are not the same shade as my favorite was.

I thought she looked like an angel.  Perhaps
I should have given her wings.

I put the dairy coupon on this, because I
thought of her as the farmer's daughter.

I added the " little cable"  to look like an
arbor in the garden.

I used the actual Western (that really is a r and an n)
Union telegram  to show that this was an
important event for her.

This  is an example of one of the backs.

Check out Mary's blog Green Paper she has examples of
glue book pages that she has done.

Friday, September 2, 2011

September Collage Challenge

               Over at Green Paper Mary Green has a monthly collage challenge.  She supplies the images and you design
your art using at least part on every images.  This month, since I am in her Glue Book Collage Swap, I decided to try to do a page using her September challenge images.   This is what I did.


I can see now that I have her too far left so that her eyes
direct your eyes off the page.  Next time I'll will think
things through a little bit more.  That's is how you
learn to do better.


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