Monday, February 19, 2007

Wanna trade?

I've been making these sweet little ladies in earnest lately getting ready for ArtFest at the end of March. I guess trading pieces of art is a big thing there. I wanted to have something unique and that fit my style. So I used several different papers from the new Basic Grey lines (love them all!!) and made these paper rosette brooches (they have a pin on the back). I put a vintage picture of a little girl holding two toad stools in the middle and as you can see added a bit of ribbon, or crepe paper or both as a "tail". Used lots of fun vintage stuff from my collection. Each one is a little bit different.Since I'm having so much fun making these, I thought in the spirit of ArtFest, I would host a swap here on my blog. It would be a one-for-one swap. You will get one of my little cuties here and in return I would ask of you any kind of your art- your style (could be an ATC, collage, mixed media art, fabric, papier mache..etc.) you choose. The one caveat is that I would like to have a spring display in my home of the art work I recieve. Since I am really into the toad stool, woodsy, flowery, birds/egg/nest stuff lately, I would like it to be along that theme...whatever way YOU want to interpret that. Sound good? Anyone interested? I'm thinking that we'd send to each other by mid-March so that I can have them before I leave for ArtFest. I think it will be fun:) Wanna play?

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello
My name is Terry and I would love to swap with you. Count me in.
Terry

Hagit said...

Oooooooh! They're just gorgeous, and I would LOVE to swap with you! I love the spring theme, and will be happy to make something in return!

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh, I'd love to swaparoo if you still have room!!! Just let me know!! (YIPPEE!!)

Susan said...

I can't wait to get my needles out and play. I'm in for the swap!

Ruth Rae said...

you have time to make your artfest trades and host a little side swap! I am impressed! I still need to make trades for artfest! :)

Delsie said...

Hello,

I would love to join your swap! This is just the kind of swap I need, too. I don’t have a lot of free time right now so one piece sounds just right.

I think you should know that I am a bit envious that you are going to ArtFest. I dream of the day I can attend. In the meantime, I am fortunate enough to get to take a class of the Fabulous McFayden this weekend.

Off to the woods . . .

Delsie Chambon

Laurie G. (morningk) said...

I'm already in, right?! ;) I'm glad you mentioned Spring, as I will gear my swap for you toward that.

These all look so wonderful together like this. Sweetness multiplied!!

tricia stirling said...

yes yes yes!
what a neat idea

Vickie said...

Just love your swaps, what a nice touch for spring! I'm not sure how many you have room for, but I would love to swap with you!

debbie said...

I would really like to trade with you if you have room for one more!!

longnecklady said...

Hi! This is my 1st swap. I'm totally in. Any colors you prefer?

natalie said...

I would love to swap too, if there is room.....Natalie

MarilynH said...

These are darling!!!! :)
I bought a bunch of the new BG, too, but decided it was too beautiful to cut up. LOL

Jeanne said...

I'd love to play along with you all!

Dawn said...

YES! And these are adorable!

Annie said...

those are gorgeous...wish i had time to do your swap!!
xoxo

Fiona said...

oH PLEASE!

suesue said...

would love to have a spring swap right now. it would be something to really look forward to. love your blog site--always.

Carol R said...

Do you have room for one more? Love the Spring/pastel/birds theme. Carol

Seeking Simplicity said...

Yes... I would love to swap... and I like the springy woodsy theme.

Please include me

Joan Ellis said...

Please count me in! I"m at jellisy at cox dot net

norththreads said...

How lovely!

m i c h e l l e said...

You KNOW I'm up for this!!! Count me in!

I *heart* ArtsyMama art!!! :-)

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Oh my goodness!Love these! Count me in :-)

Anonymous said...

count me in Tami.

Ellen said...

Yesss I love to do this swap with you. Hope I can join.

Ellen

Paula said...

I would love to swap with you. I paint furniture in very artsy ways, BUT....I also paint postcards and one of my favorite subjects is birds, which fits your theme rather nicely. If you'd like to swap let me know !

Paula
http://messymindmusings.blogspot.com

Cassondra W. said...

Wow, Kari, these look so increadible. Can't wait to see them and you in person! :>)

Guinevere said...

Hi I would love to play too if I am not too late? This would be my very first swap - I live in the British Islands.

Daisy Lupin said...

Hi Miss Robyn told me about you. Can I join in this Swap please?

cari said...

Oh Kari, that is an excellent idea!!! I was always bummed I didn't do the swaps at Silver Bella because I wanted to display them on a special tree. But a Spirng swap is an even better idea!!!! Count me in Artsy Mama!!!!

I'm gonna do this on my blog and give you all the credit!

linda sonia said...

is it to late to sign up?? if you let me know @ baddabinda@yahoo.com or just send me your address. Love your little creations!

julie g. baxley said...

Is it to late to get in on your trade? I would love to have one of your lovely paper brooches and in return I would send you something birdy and nesty! Just email me at tabbytribe@earthlink.net

Thanks, Julie G. Baxley

Jill said...

OH....MISS ARTSY MAMA!!!!Pleeeeez can I play, too??????