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Title: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Smmarrt on March 26, 2012 04:58:25 PM


Post your pages here!

Discussion thread:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403874.0

GoldenSunshine>>><<<aheartofglass
aheartofglass04/03/12>>><<<GoldenSunshine

squinkyandpink>>><<<plumcrafty

squinkyandpink>><<<plumcrafty

Smmarrt >>><<<jasminewolverine
Smmarrt>><<< IdlersDesign

jasminewolverine>>><<<pioneer9
pioneer9 >>>jasminewolverine

pioneer9 >>><<< mini_mum
mini_mum>>><<< IdlersDesign
mini_mum >>><<< pioneer9

IdlersDesign>>><<< Smmarrt
Idlersdesign >>><<< mini_mum

GoldenSunshine
aheartofglass
SquinkyandPink
jasminewolverine
PlumCrafty
IdlersDesign
pioneer9
mini_mum
Smmarrt


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Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: pioneer9 on March 28, 2012 03:01:36 PM
Received from jasminewolverine today-- hoping she remembered to take pictures 'cause y'all are going to be jealous :)


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: jasminewolverine on March 28, 2012 04:50:07 PM
I did remember to take pictures, even though I could not get the lighting right to save my life!

The first two were based on pioneer9s vintage and girl power themes:


I really had a ton of fun with these two, based on the theme of 'whimsical monsters':


I'm glad you liked them! :D


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Smmarrt on March 28, 2012 09:10:14 PM
I also received from jasminewolverine today. (Feel free to post better pics - it's late and dark but I wanted to post.)

She covered many of my themes, the first being travel:



Paris and London - I went in November for my birthday. LOVE, love, love the crayon-resist Eiffel Tower and I am always so awed by folks who can draw/sketch/illustrate - That's Big Ben!

Next up - birds and vampires!



The vampire page says: Vampires pretending to be human pretending to be vampires - how avant-garde!

Such awesome pages, lots of technique and artistry. Thanks so much, Ali.


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Oodelally on March 29, 2012 03:40:45 AM
Super cool journal pages :D I can't wait to see the rest of your gallery ;D


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: PlumCrafty on March 29, 2012 02:15:05 PM
They are all so amazing...I am so in awe of jasminewolverine's skill  :D


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: pioneer9 on March 29, 2012 02:17:40 PM
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I am so in awe of jasmiewolverine's skill

Me too! I hope she enjoys what I sent as much :)


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: GoldenSunshine on March 29, 2012 03:16:31 PM
Wow- Love the pages so far. I think I misread the requirements- Shoot! I only made 1 theme- two pages. I see we are suppose to make 2 themes- 2 pages. Craaap! Now I have to scrabble to make something tonight before 2nd?! I am leaving town tomorrow. @#$#$%&$%  ::)


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Smmarrt on March 29, 2012 06:50:41 PM
Wow- Love the pages so far. I think I misread the requirements- Shoot! I only made 1 theme- two pages. I see we are suppose to make 2 themes- 2 pages. Craaap! Now I have to scrabble to make something tonight before 2nd?! I am leaving town tomorrow. @#$#$%&$%  ::)

Well, I only sent jasmine 3 individual pages and I should have sent four! I also thought it was 2 pages total - and I wrote the swap description. So jasminewolverine has another page coming to her.

Don't freak out. You can make four pages or 2 folded-page spreads in the same theme. I had intended for the themes to be a jumping off point - to inspire you. You don't have to pick 4 themes - you can also use one theme in four different directions - like a tree in the four seasons. I hope this clarifies things...


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Smmarrt on March 29, 2012 06:52:55 PM
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You can select the size paper you like, the orientation of the art and whether you prefer single sheets or a folded two-page spread. Each swapper will list 5 - 10 themes and their swap partners will create 2 two-page sheets or spreads for the partners.

This is from the sign-up post/discussion thread. It is unclear. So sorry - I should have clarified this earlier.


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: aheartofglass on March 30, 2012 07:07:18 AM
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You can select the size paper you like, the orientation of the art and whether you prefer single sheets or a folded two-page spread. Each swapper will list 5 - 10 themes and their swap partners will create 2 two-page sheets or spreads for the partners.

This is from the sign-up post/discussion thread. It is unclear. So sorry - I should have clarified this earlier.

Ok... so I interpreted it to mean that each had to be 2 pages, both sides... So one of my pages I did both sides and it's kinda *crunchy* but both sides are nice so it's going!
I will make the other one just single sided...
Thankfully, my partner is easy going and she's understanding of my noob status!
It's been fun though!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: jasminewolverine on March 30, 2012 08:40:27 AM
Here are the awesome pages I received from Smmarrt! I tinkered with the photos in PSP today to try and get them to look as vibrant and awesome as they do in real life. :D

One page for my ocean theme... I love the poem and the serene feeling!


And these two that are about creativitiy and making art! I love them!



I love the little details in the stamps, the sewing (I didn't even think of that!) and the bright colors! Thanks so much! :D


Also, Smmarrt, don't stress about the pages, the ones I sent you were small anyway and the ones I received were huge! I didn't realize that 8.5 x 11 was such a large size for art journalling. :P


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Smmarrt on March 30, 2012 08:46:56 AM
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You can select the size paper you like, the orientation of the art and whether you prefer single sheets or a folded two-page spread. Each swapper will list 5 - 10 themes and their swap partners will create 2 two-page sheets or spreads for the partners.

This is from the sign-up post/discussion thread. It is unclear. So sorry - I should have clarified this earlier.

Ok... so I interpreted it to mean that each had to be 2 pages, both sides... So one of my pages I did both sides and it's kinda *crunchy* but both sides are nice so it's going!
I will make the other one just single sided...
Thankfully, my partner is easy going and she's understanding of my noob status!
It's been fun though!

Front and back is fine. jasminewolverine requested front-side only, so that's what I did. And for Idlers - I'll probably leave the backs plain but she can always stick the pages together - front to back.


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: PlumCrafty on March 30, 2012 10:20:10 AM
I did front and back too! As a graphic designer a "page" is one side of a sheet of paper so 2 pages is one sheet, completed both sides....I hope my partner does not mind it being both sides


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: jasminewolverine on March 31, 2012 05:19:47 PM
Here are the pages I received from pioneer9!


For my flora/flowers theme!


My ocean theme... I love starfish! So cute!


Positive thinking!


And my favorite, positive thinking AND cats! The pink also has a glittery coating, like the other pages. I love glitter. :D

Pioneer9 also sent me some extra papercrafting goodies!


Thanks so much! I love my pages! :D






Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: PlumCrafty on April 01, 2012 01:28:55 AM
They are awesome pages, jasminewolverine, is the ocean page by smmarrt textured? Did you use bubblewrap printing smmarrt?...and we should make art everyday (something I am v.slack about)...my fave is the one above though. pioneer9's pages are fab too! I love the kittie one.

Also, Smmarrt, don't stress about the pages, the ones I sent you were small anyway and the ones I received were huge! I didn't realize that 8.5 x 11 was such a large size for art journalling. :P

All my art journals are A4 (about the above size) and I am used to painting to larger sizes as well, so I found art journalling to a smaller size a challenge to say the least...once you have gone big, it's hard to go small again! ;)

I am enjoying this swap so much, thanks for organising smmarrt!  ;D


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: aheartofglass on April 02, 2012 08:13:40 PM
I received my pages today!!!
Awesome and greatly appreciated!

First off - a lovely fairy with an inspirational *reminder* Love this and it's hand drawn by the talented GoldenSunshine!



Next another fairy - a collage type with fairy on a background of trees. This one made me laugh out loud because of the expression on the fairy's face. lol!



Then came 2 pages based upon the Hunger Games books which I've enjoyed very much! The first has a great quote, "you never forget the face of the person who is your last hope." Great choice! I liked that line very much.
The second page has the MockingJay pin and the books.
These have room for me to add text or other tid-bits to!
Love it!

 



Thank you GoldenSunshine! I loved them! They're all in my journal now!

I'm very pleased and loved this swap and experience!
Thanks to GoldenSunshine for being a great partner and to Smmarrt for organizing such a great swap!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: mini_mum on April 03, 2012 03:45:35 AM
WOW - loving the pages so far, but they are worrying me as they are so different from the ones I've made.


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: aheartofglass on April 03, 2012 07:42:39 AM
WOW - loving the pages so far, but they are worrying me as they are so different from the ones I've made.

Ditto that, mini_mum. Mine are completely different from everything I've seen.
But don't worry, they'll be great I'm sure!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: IdlersDesign on April 03, 2012 01:45:00 PM
I only just discovered the gallery (bad me ::)) and loving the pages!

WOW - loving the pages so far, but they are worrying me as they are so different from the ones I've made.

Same here... :P


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Smmarrt on April 03, 2012 07:25:26 PM
WOW - loving the pages so far, but they are worrying me as they are so different from the ones I've made.

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Same here...

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Ditto that, mini_mum. Mine are completely different from everything I've seen.
But don't worry, they'll be great I'm sure!

See my post in the discussion thread...The reason we swap is because we're all different. Am I right?



Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: GoldenSunshine on April 03, 2012 09:41:31 PM
Thank you GoldenSunshine! I loved them! They're all in my journal now!

I'm very pleased and loved this swap and experience!
Thanks to GoldenSunshine for being a great partner and to Smmarrt for organizing such a great swap!

Glad you liked it. After I found out I screwed up the requirements, I had to go slap on more stuff on another page, lol. But glad you liked it.  ;D :D

The technique that I used on the fairy paper, if you guys were wondering------ Behold----------WAX PAPER!
I had this oppsie before, and I just decided to just slap it on and it looked great, so I decided to use it again on this!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: SquinkyandPink on April 04, 2012 04:00:26 PM
Finally posting the pics of the pages I received from PlumCrafty! Sorry for the delay things have been hectic trying to sort the electric/internet/phone etc. for the new house before we move in.









I love the pages she sent my favourite are the Ghost World pages, the paintings have great texture!
She also sent me a lovely load of crafty extras, having such a great partner is a little blessing at this stressful time :D


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: aheartofglass on April 04, 2012 07:33:38 PM
Finally posting the pics of the pages I received from PlumCrafty! Sorry for the delay things have been hectic trying to sort the electric/internet/phone etc. for the new house before we move in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/arcadian/6900136134_9e6a7f6447_z.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/arcadian/6900136454_d6d7523c4b_z.jpg


I loved your pages especially the lady by the pool and the guy diving - outstanding!
But just curious what your theme was for the "bitch, slut, whore... " one? lol
Nicely done, just kinda surprising!
Nicely made PlumCrafty!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: SquinkyandPink on April 05, 2012 08:38:16 AM
But just curious what your theme was for the "bitch, slut, whore... " one? lol
Nicely done, just kinda surprising!
Nicely made PlumCrafty!

One of my themes was the graphic novel/comic Ghost World by Daniel Clowes (also was made into a film), that page shows a conversation between Rebecca (the blonde on in the painting) and Enid (the one with the glasses in the other painting)


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: PlumCrafty on April 05, 2012 01:26:38 PM
One of my themes was the graphic novel/comic Ghost World by Daniel Clowes (also was made into a film), that page shows a conversation between Rebecca (the blonde on in the painting) and Enid (the one with the glasses in the other painting)

I didn't have room to put one of their longer conversations in, but I do like the idea of Enid saying how wonderful they are and it dissolving into a fight between friends... ;)

So glad you like them, SquinkyandPink!  ;D


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: jasminewolverine on April 06, 2012 06:24:57 PM
Awesome pages, GoldenSunshine and Plumcrafty! Loving the fairies, and the Ghost World pages cracked me up!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Smmarrt on April 09, 2012 05:34:50 PM
I received an awesome set of pages from IdlersDeisgn. She really used my themes.

First, a zentangled Bruce Springsteen page:



The lyrics read: I'm working on a dream. Though sometimes it feels so far away. I'm working on a dream...And I know it will be mine someday.

And a two-page spread about Amsterdam:



I spent 3 fun days there about 5 years ago and stayed with friends in a narrow house with very narrow stairs. Still trying to figure out how I made it up and down them without breaking my neck!

And a crafty recipe page:



Try one new thing everyday. Which is similar to the page I made for jasminewolverine.

There were some postcards and cute porcupine stickers. Christina - I love your style. And the Amsterdam page is not too busy - but reminiscent of the vibe of the city (as I remember it).


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: aheartofglass on April 09, 2012 05:45:19 PM
Awesome pages! Love the Springsteen one!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: IdlersDesign on April 10, 2012 12:37:53 PM
Yay, glad you like them!

I also received Smmarrt's fabulous pages today! Here they are:


One of my themes is houses/living. And behind the door I can write notes!


Nice use of photos. I especially like the sign that says "none but ourselves can free our minds" especially because she wrote it's from a Korean restaurant  ;D I wish our restaurants had signs like this....

And she sent along some pretty paper and 3 vintage postcards. One of them has the castle from the opening shot of the Sound of Music on it.

Now I've been singing "the hills are alive...." all afternoon after opening this package  ;)

Thanks for everything Smmarrt! (can't wait to make a journal now!)




Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: mini_mum on April 10, 2012 01:56:40 PM
received my first lot of pages today :)

I'm going to post the images before telling you who sent them - see if you can guess who they are from  8)



The bottom fish says 'be different' - I love this & covers 2 themes - the sea and inspirational sayings



Love whats been written on the rainbow, and the face - wish I could draw!



Never had a ginger cat, but recognize this pose from the cats I have had :)



Love the collaged background - not sure but is it one of the Asian languages?

I was also sent some extras - background paper, journaling card and a cutout of a walking horse, but I forgot to photograph those :(

And who sent this amazing package?

Pioneer9 of course!!


Thank you SO much - you have given me an AMAZING start to my journal!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: PlumCrafty on April 10, 2012 03:19:21 PM
oh.wow. :o everyone has been receiving such fab pages...we are a talented swap! And now I can show how fab my partner is...I received today!

The first two are based on the all things sea theme....



The second two are based on an urban nature/animal theme...



How can I choose between such utter fab-ness? And, I also received lots of Belgian goodies as we agreed to add some little extra...thanks so much SquinkyandPink! ;D


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Smmarrt on April 10, 2012 03:45:11 PM
We are talented. These pages are fantastic! Thanks everyone!
I think we have a few more to be received but overall, an easy swap to organize.
Maybe we'll do it again this summer.


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: aheartofglass on April 10, 2012 03:58:49 PM
We are talented. These pages are fantastic! Thanks everyone!
I think we have a few more to be received but overall, an easy swap to organize.
Maybe we'll do it again this summer.

Awesome swap! Awesome organizer! and "yes please" to the "maybe we'll do it again this summer" statement! I'm in for certain!!!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: mini_mum on April 11, 2012 01:19:33 AM

Maybe we'll do it again this summer.

Fabby idea :)


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: GoldenSunshine on April 11, 2012 01:59:48 PM
I've received mine last week Friday, but was not able to post photos due to things happening, then my camera battery died so I had to charge it up. Now it's going to be up! I received awesome pages from aheartofglass!!








I loved them so much, but the pet peeve of this, the damn mail women jammed this wonderful pages in my mail box, and the pages has been bent a bit. Arggh! Future tip: if you mail "printer size 8.5 by 11 pages" next time, write DO NOT BEND on the envelope!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: IdlersDesign on April 11, 2012 02:06:16 PM
Future tip: if you mail "printer size 8.5 by 11 pages" next time, write DO NOT BEND on the envelope!

Well, I think mailmen should get a training for handling swap packages  8).


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: GoldenSunshine on April 12, 2012 10:19:31 AM
Future tip: if you mail "printer size 8.5 by 11 pages" next time, write DO NOT BEND on the envelope!

Well, I think mailmen should get a training for handling swap packages  8).
Ditto!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: GoldenSunshine on April 12, 2012 10:20:08 AM
I love everyone's pages so far!! It is making me go make some more myself! :-D


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: mini_mum on April 12, 2012 01:35:24 PM
I love everyone's pages so far!! It is making me go make some more myself! :-D

I'm thinking along the same lines!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: jasminewolverine on April 12, 2012 05:31:58 PM
I am loving everyone's pages... so many approaches, themes, techniques, etc! It's hard not to itch with inspiration after cruising through the gallery!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: mini_mum on April 14, 2012 12:55:56 PM
I received some beautiful pages from IdlersDesign a couple of days ago, but only just got round to taking and editing the photos. (A bit obese on the images here :D)

first off - love the way she put them in a folder:



and the card she included



The first page - lovely and simple, and I love that shes given me an envelope for a special little memory!



Next up - a double page spread. Again a deceptively simple page. Love the textures, the contained colour pallet and the writing!



Final (?) page - probably my favourite Dr Suess quote!



but wait - that wasn't the final page - Mikio, her son, also made some pages for me:

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=524564) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=524565) (https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=524566)

and then the stickers (which I assume are for Miles!)
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=524567)

And Christina Thank You SO much for the pages, I just love them!
 


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: IdlersDesign on April 15, 2012 06:59:50 AM
Glad you like the pages, mini_mum!

Here's what mini_mum sent to me:

An awesome Indian elephant


Her first attempt at zentangles, love them!!


A mysterious tree/forest image..


And look how cute and British this one is:


Her son also made a drawing for me:

it's a garden!

Thanks mini_mum, for the great pages; they'll get a good place in my journal to be. And you inpired to make some zentangles as well! (maybe we should exchange some more... ;))



Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: mini_mum on April 15, 2012 11:00:37 AM

Thanks mini_mum, for the great pages; they'll get a good place in my journal to be. And you inpired to make some zentangles as well! (maybe we should exchange some more... ;))



Maybe we should!

I'm glad you like them - have to admit to being a bit worried about your themes, but got them in the end :)


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: Smmarrt on April 20, 2012 05:50:08 PM
And we're done. Right? I will finish feedback tonight and say a big Thank You! Let' meet again in late May or early June.


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: jasminewolverine on April 20, 2012 06:40:28 PM
Woo hoo! Super awesome pages, everyone.... and thanks for hosting, Smmarrt!


Title: Re: Art Journal Page Swap - Send by April 2, 2012
Post by: mini_mum on April 21, 2012 01:57:20 AM
And we're done. Right? I will finish feedback tonight and say a big Thank You! Let' meet again in late May or early June.

yay!! another round ;D