Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Swap for Spring!

Spring...the time of new birth...that does include fairies you know!
Let's celebrate the arrival of spring with a
 Fairy Children Tag Swap!
I've already started making mine...
Won't you join me?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mademoiselles in Sepia

I have always adored sepia images, so when Terri announced a
French Ladies in Sepia ATC swap in our
Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group
I was in.
Collaged onto beautiful French frame backgrounds I had such fun embellishing
with vintage laces and trims, paper and fabric flowers, ribbons and pearls..... 

Can't wait to see my returns!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I don't do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but it's always fun and inexpensive to do a feather tree makeover.
I printed some Valentine images, punched holes and gave them tinsel hangers for quick & cute ornaments.
Some I edged with pink glitter.

The garland is a $1 spool of tinsel trim from the Dollar General and I wrapped some pink rosebuds from my stash on the branch tips.

I enjoy pulling out my antique valentine collection and admiring them as if it were the first time seeing them.
Packed away for a year, it's easy to forget how truly beautiful and intricate they are.
I display them on vintage mirror trays (love those things, always picking them up at garage sales!).
I hope you enjoy them. 

Happy Valentine's Day
my dear blog friends!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sharing Some Valentine Love

In the
 Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group
Terri hosted another one of her fabulous tag swaps,
this one honoring Valentine's Day.
These are the lovely tags I will be making into a
very special Valentine tag book,
My tag
The Valentine Spoolie Swap
in my flickr group was most definitely embraced by the participating artists....
This is the adorable spoolie I received from the sweet and talented
I grabbed a couple of others to share...
If you'd like to see more of these incredible Valentine pieces,
you can visit the group's photo pool
Wishing you all a happy

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Special Kind of Valentine

We're swapping Valentine spoolies in my flickr group
and this is what I came up with for my partner
I painted a large vintage spool white, then covered it with a pleated white satin.
The next layer is a gathered white swiss polka dot sheer trim,
then a pink twill xoxo trim.
I used pink pearl strands to trim the top and bottom of the spool.
Next was the challenge of creating a mixed media assemblage on top of the spool!
I used three red glittered puffy heart picks for the backdrop.
The image of the sweet Valentine clown is printed on heavy photo paper.
I trimmed the top of her hat with red tinsel, gave her some puffy angel wings
 and her own Valentine flag.
The top of the spool is edged in pink bling.
I love when a project involves different materials and the element of design.
This project did just that and was a lot of fun! 
If you'd like to see more Valentine spoolies,
look through the group's photo pool
Thanks again to
the inspiration for this swap.
I'm linked to
Wishing each of you a very happy pink Saturday!