Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chunky ATC swap

I had great fun doing this swap over on UKS.

The theme was freedom so this is what I did. The feet are Tim Holtz memo pins and I put one in the top too to hang (Prima?) birdcage and bird and lock and key dangle charms. I also added a ribbon to this so it can be hung up (or she can cut the ribbon off if she doesn't want to do that). The wings can fold in to cover the quote or fold out. The paper is Bobunny with Tim Holtz overstamping. The quote is "caged birds sing of freedom, free birds fly". I really hope my swapee likes it - it was fun to do.

And a HUGE thank you to Karen for supplying the wood - I couldn't have done it without you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Little Book of Secrets Swap on UKS - part 4

And here's the final one - my Day of the Dead book of secrets made by Sian (violaceous). There are much better photos on her lovely blog here but I'll share a few extra.

Beautiful book Sian. I now know that she didn't really know much on the subject before she started so that must have been pretty tough, but she rose to the challenge beautifully. I love it all. She's done so much great research too, even watching an episode of Murder She Wrote - above and beyond the call of duty I'd say! The drawers were also wonderfully filled with appropriate things - skulls, paper marigolds, candles and charms.

Thank you Sian.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Little Book of Secrets Swap on UKS - part 3

Now that I know my swap partner has received it, here is the second little book of secrets I did for Sian (Violaceous). I struggled with the book part (again) but certainly enjoyed shopping for the bits. I hope she likes the samples of space and moon dust that she has both on the cards and the necklace.

And Sian made one of mine - Mexican Day of the Dead. Now sadly I can't show you yet as I've lost my camera (again!) but there are details on her blog here (although it's even better in real life). Also, check out her CJ on Marilyn Manson here - it's just so perfect Sian.