Thursday, January 5, 2012

Turquoise swap...





Turquoise is my favorite color a the the moment and I was lucky enough to participate in a Turquoise atc swap a few months ago, organised by ros.

i received these little beauties back in the mail just before Christmas...


these are mine i sent off, some asian papers inc tissue, kimono scraps and gold choccy wrappers collaged and inked with turquoise [id been wanting to try inks and bought a bottle specially for this....



i really loved the background and didn't want to cover it too much so stencilled a circle with gesso and used one of my typo birdy stamps. i softened it with some Lumiere powder.

Thank you to everyone who participated, i didn't do many swaps last year and it was really lovely to add them to my collection, thanks Ros too for organsisng it.....

so hows all your new years resolutions going.....?

im purging like you wouldnt believe.... and it feels so good !

im tackling my bedroom which has become a bit of drop off point for everything and every time i think i m getting to the end i find another bag of stuff to sort out. so far i have sent off 4 bags of material to friends, [ im a bit of a collecter of curtain fabric :( ], a big tub of books and garbo bag to the op shop, 2 bags of rubbish and another bag of papers for the recyclying. i took a pile of mags in work as well....
Im sorting all the girls keepsakes, school reports, photos etc into their own big tubs as i go too. That way when they eventually leave home they can take them with them, well thats the plan anyways....

Im determined to have a 'nice' bedroom this year and will repaint after i have done all the sorting...sooon i hope !

12 comments:

shirley said...

OOOH! I see you got one of mine...I got one of your gorgeous ATCs :)
They were all fabulous.
One of my fave colours too.

Jenny said...

Beautiful ATC's Jen... sure was a fun swap... (and a gorgeous color)
And sounds like you a having a great purge...lol... good on you... perfect way to start the New Year...

Jenny x

Jacky said...

Good luck with your purging... you will be so happy once you have the bedroom all painted and beautiful.
You sound so organised...tubs for this and that (I need to take a leaf out of your book).
I have a bag to take to the op. shop tomorrow and will try not to come home with another bag!!!!
Lovely atc's, of course I love the little owl stamp.
Jacky xox

Lesley said...

Wow lovely turquoise themed cards Jenxo. I missed signing up for that swap but you know the fall is so busy with shows for me.
I hear you about your bedroom, my goal is to do the same but throughout the house. How does one collect so much stuff????
Lovely post and loved your ATC's. The colours are gorgeous.
Les

Gail said...

Oooh, I just love the turquoise; such a lovely color. What a great idea for a swap. I need to look around and find some good swaps to join; I haven't done an ATC in a long time! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Gail said...

Ooooh Jen, how very pretty all the cards are. I really like the color turquoise as well and everyone's interpretation of it is great! Thanks for sharing; I need to do some ATC swaps, I haven't done any in a while and I miss them.

~*~Patty S said...

it's a color that makes me swoon too...what a lovely bunch of ATCs all around!

great new bloggie look Mz J
oxo
Happy Weekend to ya!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

I love turquoise too! Looks great with the gold you have on there too. Love your atcs :-)

Fabric Art said...

Wow love your turquoise ATC's Jen and the owl is perfect on this background, you have also recieved some great ATC's. Have a nice sunday.
Anni

Margaret said...

Gorgeous swap, this is one of my fav colours too, what a great collection you have now!
Good luck with your purging... Mx

Dot said...

Beautiful, beautiful ATC's Jen. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors too....yumm...love the cards you made for the swap. And good on you for having a big clear out. It is very freeing isn't it?

Electra said...

So much turquoise happiness! I haven't been here for ages, great to see you're still making magic!