Saturday, February 26, 2011

Quotes tip-ins and Stash swaps as promised

I am trying to get all these photos off my cameras before I leave for California. So here are some photos of what both swaps looked like before I opened them. The two in the middle are from Halle and me. We were the only two in both swaps. You can see some of my ribbon peeking out of my envelope.

On the left is the Quotes swap, on the right is the Stash swap. Sorry, Jan. I thought I had photos of both swaps, but that doesn't seem to be the case. And the stash swap is packed away, still unopened until I return home.

A photo of the Quotes tells it all. This is before I made any exchanges. The following tip-ins are in alphabetical order according to first name, and I didn't have time to get each person's blog address, but I know a few will let me know they were here.

This is Amy's awesome elephant. I love her art and the elephant's texture is incredible.

I removed Amy's tag from the envelope. It says it all. Amy has beautiful and unique hand writing. And look at that awesome background, too.

Halle started with a white washed background on the front, then added the humor she is well known for. Add to that a stamp that covers both corners.

The back of Halle's tip-in is a bit more serious. The blue background compliments the flower stem. The flower is made from book pages and is complimented by a button.

Liz's lovely piece began with Dr. Seuss. The cat was stitched on the cotton, then red "pinked" fabric was sewn over the white. The cat is unbelievable and oh so well sewn.

Liz continued the Dr. Seuss theme on the back, this time with red and white fabric. Liz is a seamstress and her art reflects that so well.

Marilyn M. began with a pocket that was filled with a quote on a tag. The pocket is beautifully textured paper. The people on the front are young and surrounded by dimensional stars.

For the backs, Marilyn used rick rack and photos of elderly people. Don't these two look happy?

Marilyn W. K. made each tip-in different. This was something new to me because I'm used to all swap items being the same. I didn't even notice the one I had until a few minutes ago, when I was scanning them. I did realize they were all different, but tried not to pay any attention to them as I passed them out. The front of Marilyn's has a cute house with a heart and flowers adorning it. Marilyn has awesome handwriting.

This is Marilyn's back. I'm almost positive she hand drew this side, too. I'm super impressed. If only I could draw like that.

I hope you enjoyed these beauties. I know I sure do.

13 thoughtful remarks:

notmassproduced said...

that certainly is a lot of wonderful swapping :o)

Gez said...

Wonder idea for a swap..great pages :) Wishing you a safe journey Elizabeth.xx

Faerie Moon Creations said...

They are all fabulous! I especially love the Dr. Seuss one. I have a thing about Dr. Seuss. :) Take care! Theresa

voodoo vixen said...

I love these, my fav has to be the Dr Seuss one, I think it's the colours and stripes and the fact I love Green Eggs and Ham!!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

amei cada folha!

Steph said...

beautiful pages indeed..

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a treasure trove of art! I loved them all, but a few stuck out in my mind- the Dr. Seuss was incredible- I can't imagine being able to draw with thread (!) Halle's quote made me laugh out loud- and I love all the layers to her piece and Amy's writing style is art in itself.....beautiful collection and thanks as always for sharing:)

Marilyn Rock said...

Love all of these! Really treasures and have a safe trip! xxoo

Amy said...

It was nice of you to post those - you photograph artwork much better than I do!
Halle's was So funny.
I died when I opened it!

Doone said...

Safe trip - see you soon,


Terri Kahrs said...

What a fabulous collection, Elizabeth! Have a wonderful time in sunny CA!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Dawn said...

My 18yr old would adore the Dr Seuss card what a cracking card

Love dawn xx

Halle said...

Ah yes my snarky, quirky sense of humor. I am a smart ass quite often...but you know what they say. "Better a smartass than a dumbass" :)