I received some beauties from Robinpich for the last two letters of my last name: COMPOGNO. She did an AMAZING job!!! Take a look!
Aren't they so pretty!!! I love the vibrant watercolors on the backgrounds. So freakin' cool!!
And a plethora of extras!
And now, drum roll please, my completed last name:
So cool!! I love how it came out! Thank you all you wonderful craftsters! <3 Now I just need to decide how I want to display them! They were resting on a lap quilt I am working on for my sister for the picture.
The second swap I ever joined was May's Ongoing ATC Swap. I joined at the very tail end of it and I had never done ATCs before that point. They just looked like so much fun to do! So, here are my first ever ATCs!
For lolaandbeans' Audrey Hepburn and Trains theme. Audrey is was done with masking fluid and watercolors, with some added sparkle with a gel pen. The train was cut from an old Monopoly board and the card was mod podged on.
For blupaisan's Nautical/Seaside theme and Redstar13's Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme. The ocean was done in layers of tissue paper applied with mod podge and then watercolors on top. The little starfish are real (I have a whole container of them). Mr. Pointy has a fabric background and sparklie ribbon.
For lolaandbean's Balloon theme. The clouds were done in chalk using a stencil I made. The balloon are stamped and filled in with Souffle and Glaze pens.
After being in the Ongoing ATC swap for a couple months, a new ATC swap was discussed and created and started in August. It was called the Work Your Theme Swap and its sole purpose was to start and/or complete a ATC series you had in your theme list. It was a great swap and I got almost half of my Harry Potter alphabet collected in that swap alone. Here are the ones that I made for it:
For Ragstostitches's red/black/white theme and Brackish Potato's KITCHEN theme.
For Jmiller614's Wonders of the World theme.
For MichelleCraftBasket's Pirate ABCs theme and GoatGoddess's Alphabet theme.
For Brackish Potato's Christmas Countdown theme and MintDawn's Dr. Who ABCs.
For CuriousCoffee's Zombie theme and Mod35TBabe's Tim Burton theme.
So, I was going to wait until the end of the year and post all the ATCs I've done for the year together, but then I realized that I've done over 90 ATCs this year, and that would be one picture intense post. So, my friend gozer, suggested that I break it up into months. Great idea! So, I will start with October.
Here are all the cards I made for October's Ongoing ATC Swap (and a couple personal swaps, as well)!
For Mountain and Clouds for her ATC sized tarot cards theme.
For Robinpich's Typography theme and Imera's mythological creatures theme.
For Mooseyy's Narwhal theme and for knitpurl's cat theme.
For gozer's Maggie Stiefvator theme and coryjo's Halloween theme.
For Calluna's well dressed animals theme and coryjo's flowers theme.
For Brackish Potato's Christmas Countdown theme.
For Brackish Potato's Christmas Countdown theme and Mod35TBabe's old Hollywood glamour theme.
For RosyPosy's obscure mythological creature theme and Angelicus's bra theme.
My sister loved the idea of a homemade wreath. I made one for myself and after I saw how she decorated her Christmas tree I set out to make her one! She did blue and silver on her tree with an emphasis on snowflakes. With that in mind, I set off to Michaels and got the supplies and put together her wreath.
Here it is hanging on my door. I first attached a string of battery operated lights to the wreath and wired it onto the back. Next I put on the blue snowflake ornaments using thin wire. I shoved in the silver leaves stems on either side, then the curly stems, and then the sequin stems. I found some ornaments that were on long wires meant for what I was doing and stuck them in randomly and then added the tiny little snowflake ornaments. Done!