Saturday, December 3, 2011

Penny's ATC swap

All the ATC swap books have found their way to their new homes and I want to share the fabulous results of my swap with my extremely talented friends.

I divided everyone into 2 groups and created a concertina book for each out of a strip of tea dyed watercolor paper. This is the cover with the dry embossing accented with metallic rub-ons.

All ten books - aren't they terrific!!

Here are pictures of all the ATCs included along with a link to everyone's blog - just click on their name:

Mine have vintage images and crayon glassine paper stamped with a Stampers Anonymous stamp and accented with a bit of machine stitching.

These came from Cheri my very talented neighbor down the road who I got to know in altered book classes at one of our local stamp stores. She added really cool dimensional details to each ATC.

These are from a fellow Ginger, Trisha - I just loved the cool feathers sticking out!

These are from my friend Janine in Germany who always inspires me with her fabulous background experiments on her blog.

These came from my friend Jennie in Shetland who I got to "meet" in an online class. Her ATCs have wonderful shimmery backgrounds along with their vintage images - and she's someone else who sews on her buttons!

Also from Scotland, my friend Lynne sent these - even though she claims I twisted her arm to join the project! - and they are a perfect representation of her vintage shabby style.

And then the contingent from England:

There's my friend Paula who used such a cool background technique combining distress inks, bleach and lemon juice.

And Sherry, a new friend I've made through this project, who wrote that she loved to be inky and messy with rubber stamping and sent these ATCs that added such a perfect pop of colour to the book.

And finally Beverly, another new friend and fellow cat person, whose ATCs were a series about a woman's life. She lived in New Zealand for many years and also sent an ATC honoring the NZ All Blacks who happened to win the world cup the day after the ATC arrived. This ATC sits proudly with my Ohio State Buckeye ATC - I love that you can honor a favorite team in a crafty way!

A HUGE thanks to each of you for making my swap a true collection of friends.....all that I had envisioned and more!


Cath Wilson said...

Amazing collection - what a lovely variety of great work! I bet everyone will be thrilled and chuffed with all the work you put into this x

Shar said...

What a fab swap! Love how you put all the submissions into booklets to send out! Too cool!

Janine said...

wauw, they look so great, all the ATC',s I'm so glad I participated, Love the little book and all the art in it. Thank you dear penny for inspiring us. have a great sunday. Big hug from Janine

Sherry Edwards said...

Thanks again for a lovely swap Penny, love this post showing everyone's work in detail :)

Jennie Atkinson said...

I am absolutely thrilled with my book. Thank you all so much for your individual pieces - they are all fantastic. And thank you Penny for such a wonderful idea and for making such beautiful books. I am so thrilled to have taken part. Jennie x

Cheri said...

I've just posted mine to my blog and, Penny, once again...this was awesome! I LOVE my book. I've taken it to my office and shown it around to the amazement of so many. It's a fabulous treasure. Thank you to each of other participants....LOVE owning a piece of your art.

Anonymous said...

This was such a special ATC swap, the most special I've participated in.
Thank you for hosting. I am so glad you twisted BOTH my arms LOL.