Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm A Swappin' Fool!

Hello! I have been having a blast on swap-bot.com participating in swaps for everything from ATC to cards to bookmarks to cat toys and pen pals. I've met some great swappers and received some really great art. I realized that I haven't been taking pictures of the swaps I've been sending out and decided to start, so here are two swaps I just sent out this week.

"Picture of Your Pet - USA" swap
This is my dog Jasper. I used a printed background paper, stamped it with paw prints, then cut out the picture of Jasper and glued it down. I stamped the words and dog bone and affixed those using foam squares so they'd stand out. I had two partners for this swap, so I made two ATCs just slightly different from each other.

"Julie Nutting Prima Doll Tag" Swap 
Again, I had two partners and made each tag different.

Prima Doll tags

Close up of flowers and buttons on one tag

Close up of top of one tag

CLose up of top of the other tag

Close up of flowers and buttons of other tag
How I made them:

  1. I used a printed paper for the background and mounted that on acrylic paper so it would be sturdier. 
  2. I added some washi tape to the top and bottom to add some interest and for one of the tags.
  3. I stamped flowers over the the background paper, but it doesn't show up well, so I don't did one.
  4. I stamped the two doll stamps onto  paper with words printed in the background and then colored them in with Copic markers. 
  5. I stamped the dress onto printed paper and cut out the dolls and dressed and affixed them to the tag. 
  6. Then, I added paper flowers and glitter buttons.
  7. Lastly, I created the short poems and stuck those on the tags.

Poem 1: find the courage to be wonderful
Poem 2: experience yourself as a living dream