Sunday, February 15, 2009
Happy Valentine's Day!
I know, I'm a day late. That's because yesterday, I was suffering from an art party hangover.
Let me backtrack.
Just after the New Year, three of my good friends and I spent the day shopping on the square. At lunch that day, we decided to have an ATC swap between the four of us. Now this was kind of a "big" step for my friends, as they were just entering into the beautiful world of mixed media art. We chose a theme for our cards... February (our own interpretation) and decided that it would be fun to have an art party and we would swap cards then.
Well, needless to say, the first thing that popped into my head was this book. With this being the first "art party" I've ever hosted for a group over the age of 5 and with choosing a February date, I thought I would baby step it and based our party around the one in Postmark: LA.
It was great!
Unfortunatly, this was the only picture I took all night.
So, after a delicious Italian pot luck dinner, we sat down to create. I had filled everyone's boxes with lots of pretty goodies and gave them each a wooden heart. Each box contained an old bottle, like the project in the book, but it turned out that none of us ended up attaching our bottles to our collages. Here is my finished heart.
The postcard image I used is from Ranjini of Scrapologie.
After time spent laughing and creating, we sat down to swap our ATC's. Here are the three I made.
I absolutely fell in love with Cerri's tutorial over at Joli Paquet and knew immediately that this was the technique I wanted to use on my cards. It fit my interpretation of February perfectly.... romance.
This one is Donna's. Love this image. She added just a touch of color to it and edged it in real gold leaf.
This one is Nina's. Seriously, how darling is this!
The front and back of Cheryl's. Cheryl went ALL out and made the box to house the ATC and included a photo clip...
and filled the pocket with tons of little images!
Like I said, the whole night was great!
Hope your Valentine's Day was wonderful too!