Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Little Beauties - Leaves

Trish challenged er encouraged me to sign up for the Little Beauties - Leaves Swap on ccswaps, when she left a comment on my blog for the Paint Scraping Background Technique.
These were the instructions for the swap: "Please create 10 Little Beauties for your partner, on the theme of LEAVES. There must be at least 4 different designs. If you duplicate your design, please use different colours for the repeats so that your partner has no identical little beauties. Little Beauties are items which can be used to embellish projects, top cards and/or ATCs. No precise size is specified but they should be no smaller than 1.5 inches by 2 inches,and not larger than 2.25 inches by 3.25 inches. Have fun playing!"
I had lots of fun making little beauties as part of the Instant Art Swap lLinkast month. I decided to give it a try, not certain if I could do 10 different leaf related pieces. I was liberal with my interpretation of the theme and ended up having lots of fun and enjoying a creative afternoon. I used a variety of backgrounds from my stash. From the top row: String Art, Paint Scraping, Faux Silk, Embossed (this one is upside down to me, but could work this way too).
Middle row: Glue Resist, String Art, Paint Scraping.
Bottom row: The two on the outside were left overs from playing around to make the pay it forward gifts. The middle one, I can't remember what or when I did this one. I think it was something that wasn't working out for a particular swap, but I saved it just in case. I'm glad I did. Reminder to self: from now on keep samples and write up instructions in new Background Noise Journal.


Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, these are great. You may have inspired me to join this swap.

Fiona said...

They are all gorgeous and I'm impressed that you can remember the techniques for them all lol. Thanks for showing us all of them and for the time to explain what you did

Maggi said...

Beautiful!!! Send directly to me.

Adrienne Wood said...

They are all lovely and appropriately leafy!!!

denise's little birdie studio said...

Oh I hope these babies or should I say beauties come home to me!