Hi everyone! Long time no blog for me, I hope you're all well out there and here I go with a very long cup of coffee post :). Due to a technical hitch I'm several weeks late in sharing the photographs of a tag swap I did with my lovely friend Elly (mixed media and more blogspot) in Germany. Elly is an incredibly talented artist who can turn her hand to a myriad of styles and techniques with great style, she's also extremely supportive of all her friends creations and has a great sense of humour. Hope you'll pop over to her blog as there is always something gorgeous to see.
I received the beautiful tags above from Elly, every one an exquisite piece of work with many gorgeous layers, details and techniques. Our theme was nature, Elly added vintage style as well and these are all of that and much more. The colours are so pretty and in real life they're very tactile.
I was excited to find that my package didn't stop with the tags, it also included the stylish black and white Chanel ATC and clever spoon pendent which I've since worn and received lovely comments about (pictured above). I received the prettiest card too, all pink and beautiful :).Happy Days!!! Looking forward to our next swap and thank you Elly for everything, I love it all but sorry I wasn't able to blog about it before now.
Below are the things I sent to Elly together with some fabric. The first item is a little notebook using a technique from Andy Skinner's timeworn techniques workshop which is where we met.
I made a flag book to contain the tags I sent and which can be added to in the future. ( These photo's are from Elly's blog, they came out much better than mine). More Andy Skinner techniques for the cover.
The tags I sent below
Crinkled paper from the parcel Elly sent to me stamped with Tim Hiltz Stamps and a die cut tattered leaf with one Tim's tecniques.
Lots of layers of inking on this one and stamped with Andy Skinner stamps.
Thanks for staying until the end :), back soon with a spread from my mixed media book and an image transfer technique.