Sunday, July 18, 2010

Alana George's Easter Swap

Shortly after Easter, Alana George contacted some of us Silver Bella Sister's to see if we wanted to participate in a pre-Silver Bella Swap. I.....JUMPED at the chance. I love a great swap....and what a special way to connect with artists all over. Alana explained that she was unable to attend Silver Bella this year (BOO) but wanted to stay connected with the Bella's. Here is the ornament I created. I started with a linen yoyo and added some vintage lace with some vintage book paper. It was simple and fun. I can't wait to get started on my Halloween ornament for Alanna's next swap!

This cutie was made by the lovely Heather Rowley of Speckled Egg. I just love the little rossette made from fabric. I am seeing these pop up in all kinds of creations lately. I just think they are special....I need to learn the technique. Thanks Heather for a wonderful ornament.

Now this is a treasure for sure. Lindsey, Lincoln & I squealed with delight when we opened this one. I really love that they get excited about my swapping too. As each layer of tissue is unveiled they are just as happy as me. Valita Baxley created this felted bunny! It really is a special creation. She is taking felting to new levels and I just love how she did this one three dimensional. Thanks Valita for a treat for years to come.

I think this one created by my dear friend Stephanie Oyler over at Crowns & Pearls is totally sweet!!! I love the ledger paper and the pink velvet ric rack! It is so sweet that she used a match box for her creation. The little chick tags are sweet as well! Thanks Stephanie for a special ornament I will enjoy for years to come.
Now....since my blogging skills aren't quite up to par....enjoy my next two posts with the rest of the the awesome ornaments. Some day I will get this whole blogging experience....but until then....bare with me pretty please. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


LuLu Kellogg said...

These are all so lovely.

This will be my first year at Silver Bella and I am so excited!

Wishing you a lovely day,

Katsui Jewelry said...

What a great swap. Hope.I really like your linen yo-yo flower..impeccable, as Steph says, and great attn. to detail. Getting closer! I am already getting excited!!!

Katsui Jewelry said...
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Katsui Jewelry said...

Hope, Thanks for the nice comment on our blog. The pictures don't show them well. We don't have that photography down! I am kind of embarrassed. The amber has two long vintage peachy/orange beads. Odd combination and it really works.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

What a sweeeeet swap!

Thanks for sharing!


Recycled Rita said...

Hope! Where are you? Easter was a long ways away! I hope all is well! Hugs! karen