Finally sent off my Alice tags for Karla's swap.
Oh, the stress of my first swap ever.
Here's a close up of each one. Starting with the Queen herself,
and my Mad Hatter. I chose to do my tags in a sepia Victorian style.
Late, & I almost was. Had to fed-ex these to Karla so she'd get them on time. I used a lot of old images from books & cabinet cards. This bunny is from an old 'reader' I have.
There's the bunny again. Also, all of my backgrounds were from Batya of Art Cult. She's so amazing & a sweetie too, she created these specially for me.
I found a way to sneak a bottle in...& this cool image has Nothing to do with Alice. I just have a thing for anthropomorphic (thanks, Angela) graphics.
The mushroom is from Anna Griffin's collection, I combined it with my favorite stamp of all time.
And lastly sweet Alice, copied from an antique photo. Bling'd up & ready for a party!
I had a lot of fun doing this swap, so much that I've signed up for another with Heather!
Lily joined me in the studio, while the boys fought 'evil forces' outside. She is my best crafting buddy & even lets me steal her ideas.
We did our own little tag swap.
Something really wonderful came in the mail today. Something I've been expecting & couldn't wait to see.
My dear friend Karen of My Desert Cottage, & I have admired each others work for a long time now. A few weeks ago we decided to exchange art. I made her a bottle & look at what she sent me!
The detail is amazing, can you see the book page on the back? Tiny birds & nests..and the pup looks a lot like my Izzy. I love the watering can in the foreground, surrounded by delicate white flowers, dusted with mica flakes.
It will look perfect in my bedroom, thank you so very much Karen!
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One last thing before you go...
okay, two things.
The postman was really working over-time today. Along with Karen's package, he delivered these! I love them so much! I ordered them from Michelle Palmer after I read about them on Diane's blog. They take my breath away. I had big plans to create with them, but I don't think I can take them out of the package. They are just too precious.
Have a great day!