Sunday, June 8, 2008

Karla & Beth's Vintage Workshop Birds & Bonnets Exchange

When I decided to take part in Karla & Beth's Vintage Workshop Birds & Bonnets Swap, I really had no idea what I was signing up for. This was the very first time I tried my hand at working with vintage papers and collage type things are definitely not my forte - I am a true novice in this arena ... I was pleased with myself that I even finished (chech here to see what I did). What I didn't expect was to be so blown away by the creativity and talent that soooo many people put into their gorgeous creations.

Take a look at the gems I received:

Above you'll find the front and back of one panel done by the incredible artist, Kathy L. Kathy has definitely inspired me to try my hand at using some different textures and layering with a little more height ... so lovely! You can find Kathy at her blog: Country Chintz.

This panel (front and back) was created by the very talented Nancy R from My Crafty Little Page. I really love how she used the fabric trim (so sweet!) and that feather is brilliant! I don't think the photo's do justice to the fine details Nancy made.
Above it the two-sided panel created by the amazing Brenda S. at Dragon Lady. I'll be honest - I don't know how she accomplished the one on the left. It looks like a collage and has a ghosted quality to it, but other than the ribbon at top and bottom, the piece is completely flush ... seamless. It's really lovely. I really like the gorgeous details that went into the side on the right.

The above panel is by the gifted Heidi N. from Liquorish. The two flower buttons are most impressive - the papers are really pretty and I especially love the sparkly centers.

These two (above and below) show the complete piece with all four panels attached. Feel free to click on any of the photo's to take a closer look.

Many, many thanks to both Karla and Beth for hosting such a wonderful event. They made this such a great experience; I would not hesitate to participate in another event like this ... and after all the amazing pieces I've seen, I have soooo many new things that I just HAVE to try my hand at.


cindy said...

All of the ones that I have seen now (on various blogs) have been just gorgeous! Everyone did a fantastic job and what a cool thing to have so many artists involved. I do appreciate what Karla and Beth did and hope they might be talked into doing another...maybe. LOL.

: D


My Crafty Little Page said...

You are so welcome and thanks for the sweet note. Wasn't this just so much fun seeing how everyone's panels were so different. Hope they do another one, too. Nancy

PS Love that haircut you got!!!

Saucy said...

The best part of a swap like that is it really gets the creative juices rolling again... and you see such wonderous things! I love your pieces, you lucky gal.

Designs by CK said...

Lovely gifts from the swap! :)

Hope you have a great week.


Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there cutie!!
wow, your panels are gorgoeus!!
i think all of them were. this was such a fun swap.

mermaid musings said...

Love all of them!!!
Lucky you!
I finished your "very late now birthday little something" yesterday.
I hope you enjoy it ;-)
It will be in your way today or tomorrow

Marilyn said...

Oh my, you received some pretty ones too! This was fun, wasn't it? And so true about wanting to try out new techniques! Thanks for sharing your panels! Hugs!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Just look at this! You must have flipped when you opened the pkgs... birdies flying evry which way to make new nests in your home. *heavn******

xo, Monica :)

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

What a great swap, huh? Everyone's are so pretty and so unique. I also want to try some new things after seeing everyone's work. Very inspiring as well as fun. Cute Blog--will have to come back here again!

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