Monday, 1 March 2010

New ATC Swap - Butterflies & Dragonflies

Okay, it's the 1st of the month and, as promised, I'm posting a new ATC swap - this will be the first of a regular monthly swap slot - sometimes they'll be atc swaps, other times they might be for something different - but hopefully you'll find them interesting enough to join in, whether you're beginners or more advanced.

So ...... we've begun March and the sun is shining, the skies are blue (never mind the sleety stuff I got caught in this morning, that's all gone now) ..... so there's a definite "springy" feel in the air now.  Which made me think about lots of colour - bright blues and pinks, soft greens and lemony yellows, and the shimmer of light on a pool of water, the flash of irridescence on a dragonfly wing and the fluttering of a butterfly resting on a flower.  So what better theme could I start of with than "Butterflies and Dragonflies"?  (Quite an interesting contrast to the "grunge" book swap as well)!

Details of the swap are posted in the sidebar, the deadline will be the last day of the month, so if you're interested, then please email me to sign up.

Here are pics of some items I've made in the past, where dragonflies or butterflies feature:-

This piece was created on canvas, using decorative papers, paint, embossing, Crafty Individuals stamp, stamped quote, microbeads, paper flowers and brads, edged with gold Krylon pen.  The collaged butterfly was covered with Glossy Accents.

These were all atcs that I've made for swaps in the past.

I had a lovely surprise in the post this morning - I won a prize in a magazine giveaway.  Look what I got ...... these are going to come in so useful for my art, specially for any journalling (or squiggles!) that I do! 

It really perks your day up when the postman brings you something lovely and unexpected (and that's NOT a bill!).

Sign up for the "grunge" chunky book swap will close after tonight, at the moment there's one place still available if anybody wants to have a go, and then I'll be sending out full details of this swap to all those who are participating - so get ready to "grunge"!


  1. Oh what a lovely swap idea Heather. Love Butterflies. Count me in. I'll e-mail you in a minute! Sheils x Love your samples - my favourite is the canvas. Love that CI image :-)

  2. I'll try and join in this one if I can! Love the pens! Lindsay x x