But I have been keeping up with my swaps for the Yahoo group I belong to called Art For The Creative Mind. This group really keeps me on my toes!
First up, my Asian Book. We were supposed to use file cards which have a tab, and the theme was "Asian". Well my favorite Asian theme is Japan, so I did a Kimono based Asian book which now lives in Lake Whanapitae deep in Ontario (it almost didn't get there, I liked it so much I almost made a new one to send away, but there was no time!) I know it's in a good home!
I put smushed bottle caps on the tabs, and painted all the pages black.
I love red and black together! I used theMizuhiki
Japanese cord to tie the pages together. The bird on the front came from
a package of Japanese stationary!
These are the first 2 pages. I have a kimono on the right side of each page and
things I felt reflected the kimono on the left. The word stamps
I think are all Stampin' Up and maybe the coins too.
The images on this page, and the previous page came from a pack of Japanese
playing cards I picked up at a garage sale years ago.
The image on this page came from a set of postcards my dad gave me many years ago.
All of the kimono images came from Dover as free samples.
Back cover, I love this samurai stamp but rarely get to use it!
The "Hand stamped" is also from Stampin' up.
Next up we have Black and White Tags. This was a fun swap - I love B&W! I first saw these tags on Marnie's blog, and hoped they were coming to me - and they were!
I'm using the first one as my new fav bookmark, and the second one hangs in a place of honor on my fridge!
I made two tags as well, and they are now living in sunny Florida!
Well, I think I'll stop here, even though I have a few more things to show you. Maybe I'll post again tomorrow!