Sunday, July 22, 2012

Swaps Received from Inchies-onexone Group

Finally, March, April and May swaps came in!  I have almost forgotten what I have sent in for these swaps - see my March (1), March (2), April and May items submitted.  

March swaps: Debbie House's Pocket ATC (oops, Debbie missed the inchies!) and Stitch in Time ATC.  The feather Simple Fold ATC with inchie has no name - wonder whose work is that?

Debbie House's Animal People ATC (for May swap) and Window ATC (for April swap).

Top 3 cards (March swaps), going from left to right...

Debbie House's paper punch inchies (1st 3 on the top left corner), Polly's paper punch inchies (2nd 3). 

Patricia Ann's Easter inchies (top 2), Polly's Spring inchies (middle top), and Debbie House's Spring inchies (bottom 2).

Candy/gum wrapper rinchies: Patricia Ann's kiss, Marjoeie Grace Sayers' Trident, Debbie House's Halloween and Polly's sweetie.

Mid-row cards - A to P alphabet inchies (March-May):
A, F, K, P - from Debbie House;
B, G, L, O - from Sandra Hanson;
C, D, E, H, I, N - from Marjorie Grace Sayer;
J, M - from Polly.

Last row cards -
Rinchies (choice) for May swap - Nuts from Lynn Lipchak, purr from Debbie House, yellow flower from  Marjorie Grace Sayer and flutterbies from Polly. 
Debbie House's spring flowers moos (April).
Last but not least, Debbie House's sleeping babe betwinchie and Lynn Lipchak's betwinchie cat (April).  

A set of inchies (choice) for May swap seems to be missing :(

Nevertheless, kudos to everyone for the wonderful, colourful, creative works, and Debbie for hosting the swaps!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Catching Up on More Swaps

The latest Birthday ATC was done for Kalona Simmons (UK), with crocheted flowers and tatted butterflies.

A similar piece but done on a different felted background was sewn up for The Linen Shelf's July ATC.

June and July inchies/rinchies/ATC swaps sent to Debbie House (USA), plus 2 extra ATCs for Debbie herself.

The background for this ATC and the one on the top left-hand corner above were made up of scraps of torn fabrics (waste leftover from my previous fabric book project) and yarns weaved and fused together.  I'm quite happy with the result!

Rinchies "Flowers", "Happy" and inchies "Garden" - all embellished with tatted elements.
Inchies - Q is for Quiet, R is for Ring, S is for Snowflakes, T is for Tulip, U is for UFO, V is for Vase, W is for Wreath, X is for X-ray - all done with die-cuts/punch; Inchies "Oriental" and "Stamped images with glitter".  

I just love the challenge of squeezing sufficient details onto the 1-inch squares to bring out the themes.  Try it out if you don't believe!

Back in June, Kayenderes Green (Canada) surprised me with a mail in my letterbox, when I wasn't expecting any overseas mail.  
Kayenderes wanted to learn to tat and I have previously sent her some threads, so I sent more threads and simple patterns to her.

For Jun doll-ATCs swap, Sevgul Sumer Dielemans (Belgium) sent a pair of very lovely shimmering mermaids. 

My ATCs sent to Norma Soulet (USA) - cut from free postcards.

Last Thu ATC session in Bishan Library, we used postage stamps to create ATCs.  

The theme for the night was "Under the Sea".  For my "Riding the Waves" ATCs, I used the inside of envelopes to create waves and made some slits for fish to jump in and out of the waves.
Origami ATCs I received from swap with Rita, and beaded fish from Vicki.  The water lily pond was what I did using a postage stamp. 

In conjunction with our annual August ATC exhibition "ATC on Parade", our group planned for an international swap "I Am Hungry".  I did some ATCs ...
and developing the idea further into paper dolls - Ms Ambassador of Food 

and The Hamburger Boy.  These are done for the ATC-ArtDolls group July Challenge "Food People".

Jun Challenge was "Bird Cage Lounge".  These were what I came up with, putting my die-cuts to good use.