Swapping art with a friend is wonderful fun! The swap group I was a member of on Facebook closed up shop but that didn’t stop Beth and I from trading with each other. We decided to work on the letters E and P and swap just the two of us. So much fun! And Beth’s package arrived here in Maine yesterday. Let me show you what all she sent me! Yayayayay!
Here is an overview. Hahahaha! I love it all! Beth is really sweet to send me extras! Fun stuff I can play with and beautiful ATCs I can look at and admire.
I’m going to show you the extras first so you have to read all the way to the end to see the ATCs. That pretty pink and blue piece in the middle is 2.5″ x 3.5″ – ATC size. I may draw on this one today! The tags are 2 1/4″ x 5″ – large enough to add other art or to tangle or ink the edges or do any number of things. I don’t know if Beth knew my colors are pink, teal and purple but she has me covered with the pink and teal for sure. And I love the colors on the orange tag. She didn’t say but it looks like Dylusions ink sprays to me. The tag on the right with all the crackle and texture – I have never made anything like that. Ever. I wouldn’t know where to begin. And I love it! Little bits of collage work and paint and crackle. It’s amazing!
You’ve seen me talk about gelli prints here. Well Beth sent me a few of her gelli prints. They include alcohol markers, StazOn ink, archival ink and acrylic paint. Some really beautiful, fun, interesting papers to work with. I may have just the place in mind.
Now let’s look at Beth’s ATCs. They are each wonderful! Beth interprets the letter theme differently than I do. Beth includes as many items as she can that start with that specific letter. So for this Letter P idea, the card on the left features: plaid, photo, photography, P dictionary page and polaroid. The ATC on the right features: pink, purple, pool floatie :), pink flamingo and polka dots. Awesome! You can probably tell that flamingo is a raised puffy piece. <3
We both agreed the Letter E was a toughie. You may remember I had a hard time with this letter. Beth did much better. The ATC on the left features: the colors Elephant and Evergreen, envelope and embellishment. The card on the right features: eye, E and eclipse. Pretty smart thinking with that eclipse. What catches your ‘E’ye when you look at these two? That envelope with the little piece of washi?
Here’s a closer look. <3 The envelope opens and Beth included a little note inside. A note I will treasure. Thank you so much, Beth, for making this such a fun swap! And for trading with me without the group! I love everything and can’t wait to play with some of the extras.
Interested in some trades of your own? Beth and I are in a new FB group called Creative Crafty Friends and we are doing a bunch of different art swaps. Not just ATCs. Right now I’m working on a Penpal Traveling Journal that will make the circuit of 20 people total and return to me. I am also making a bird tag and I packaged up some happy mail for one lady. Lots of different ideas and it promises to be fun! If you join you will be expected to participate when you can. Thanks again, Beth! I am so glad we are friends!