Monday, February 6, 2012

Speckled Egg's Altered Journal Swap...My Offerings for Kim and Debra

In a previous post, I showed lots of yummy pictures of the journals that I received
from Deb and Kim in the Altered Journal Swap.
These are the journals I made and sent...
For Kim...
soft shades of lilac/lavender, yellow and green
a vintage image supplied by Abbey of Little Birdie Blessings,
just click on her blog name to go to her blog.
Abby is a collector of vintage images which she generously shares
with her readers. On Thursday, she uses images
that she has added scripture verses to.
The post using this image can be found here.
If you make something using an image she has provided, you can link back to her blog.
Thank you for your kind and generous spirit Abby.
The papers I used are all from Melissa Francis.

You always have to include some fun extras...and chocolate of course

Debra's journal had more of a Victorian feel...

The images on the cover all all done digitally.
The image of the girl is from a note card that I scanned,
The frame is an old cabinet card image and the
bird is a separate image, too. I love layering different
elements on top of each other.
I also used vintage seam binding and buttons to trim out the front.

The postcard was another vintage image and I added the "D".

All of my swaps are complete for now.
I must get busy creating things for a Spring Boutique that my
closest crafting friends and I will be having at my home
on Saturday, March 24. If any of you are readers from the Pittsburgh area,
 please email me and I will give you the details.

I am thinking about hosting a
Bits of Spring Canvas and Tag Swap
We would each use an 8x8-inch canvas board
similar to the board I made Sandy for Viv's Valentine Swap
only with a Spring theme.

Nine, 2-2.5 inch squares, each decorated like a small art piece.
You would also make some kind of tag...3x5-inch to
go along with the board.
It would be a one-on-one swap.
Let me know what you think and if there is enough interest generated,
I will work out the details and we'll try it. I'm
guessing the due date for this project would be around the end of April.
This board was so much fun to make.



Little Birdie Blessings said...

Oh Joyce, I LOVE both of your journals. Thank you for telling me that you'd used one of my images, also thank you so much for putting a link back to my blog. I'll email you about the link you asked for. Blessings to you my friend. This project will be added to my pinterest board. ~ Abbyb

My Vintage Mending said...

Beautiful. That darling envelope is perfect....Smiles...Renee

Sandy said...

These two journals are just you! And yes, I think it would be fun to make art!!!! Let me know...:)

woodandfabric said...

Both of your journals are lovely, Joyce! Full of charm and so feminine! Very Beautiful!
I think the swap would be fun! It's been a long time...
And the faux mannequin/santos I posted on my blog, just let you know that I made it! LOL
Michelle *Ü*

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Both journals are SO lovely. Full of wonderful little treasures. You have such an eye for that!
And your Valentine mantel, below, is absolutely adorable, Joyce. Kudos!
Mary Lou

Jo said...

Those journals look wonderful! I would like to participate in the swap, if it goes on.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Hi honey! I've been away for too long.

Love your gifts of color and composition! I have I'm a huge fan!

Is that 9 square Valentine themed board for sale? I'll buy it. It would look great in my bedroom! :-)

Kim said...

The journal is awesome. I haven't yet brought myself to write in it... I'm just enjoying looking at it. Isn't that funny? Thanks so much. You made this first time swapper's first time swap a blessing!
Love, Kim

marie said...

I love your journals Joyce...they are beautiful as usual. Your color choices are also so pretty and you always choose the perfect image. You are so right...Abby is so sweet to share all her beautiful images.

I'm ready for a swap if you decide to host one. Sure wish I could attend your "Spring Boutique"...We're celebrating Penelope's 3rd birthday on that day!


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