Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Swaps

So I haven't really done many swaps, but lately I have been participating in the swaps at The Coconut ScrapShop.  (You can find their swaps here.)  This first one is for a tag swap with a "Gratitude" theme.  Here is what I made:

I made ten, so there are several different variations of this one...but all pretty similar.

Supplies:
Tags (both paper tag and metal rimmed tag) and Magic Mesh from Stampin' Up!, Stickers from Basic Grey, Journaling Spots from Heidi Swapp, Chipboard Letters from K & Company, and paint from Making Memories (used paint on bubble wrap on the metal rimmed tags, color: Monarch).  

And then, the second swap I just finished was the Winter Wonderland ATC swap.  I think there are still a couple openings in this swap.  But this one is my favorite...I really like how it turned out and I had a lot of fun trying all sorts of techniques with it.  Here's what it looks like:

I started off with some Shimmery White cardstock and randomly sprayed Glimmer Mist on it.  Then I stamped and embossed the snowflakes.  The branch is actually embossed with clear over a black pigment ink pad...simply because I liked the way it looked.  I then added red flocking to the berries on the branch.  I added patterned paper on top of the chipboard frame and sanded the edges.  The owl is stamped, embossed, colored and then cut out.  And then of course I added 3D paint because apparently that is my thing.  :)  

And just like the other swap...I made 10, all slightly different but similar to this one.  


Supplies: 
Cardstock, Chipboard, and Embossing Powders--Stampin' Up!, Glimmer Mist--Tattered Angels, Stamps--Hero Arts, Patterned Paper--Imaginisce, Flocking--Doodlebug, and 3D Paint--Scribbles.  

This stamp set, from Hero Arts, is quickly becoming my favorite stamp set.  I just love it!!!  :)  You may see many more projects with this stamp set.  

7 comments:

Lisa Dorsey said...

Love all that texture! Great job on these.

happydays525 said...

Those are adorable, thanks for sharing! =)

Scrapper Mom said...

Beautiful swap items!!! Love the wintery one.

Alexandra said...

Oooooh, these are too cute and I get one of each, whoohoo!!! Totally adorable Pamela, I love the little owl, especially! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

joybear said...

They are both AWESOME!!

Jen Glover said...

Pamela, I LOVE these! I can't believe that I get one! ADORABLE!!!! You Rock cutie!

Linda Beeson said...

Clever and adorable creations! LOVE that tag with the kraft colored paper and those orange dots!