Monday, January 31, 2011

What I've been up to lately.....

These are my latest contributions to the skinny book swap I have been in for the last year. My partner this month was Trinka....she likes women's faces, numbers and old maps. I used an old piece of ledger paper that one of the pages I received had been wrapped in. I stamped one of my favorite stamps and added butterflies for a bit of color. Below I used a vintage map of Paris for the background and collaged with some French items. I only have three sets to make.....I will be sad to see this swap end, but oh is my book going to be fabulous. Will have to post photos of the completed piece.

This tag was for the monthly mailer swap on the AllThingsTim Yahoo group. We were to use crackle paint and create a primarily white item. The suggestion was to also use Tim's snow mixture....white UTEE, clear UTEE, glass glitter and glossy accents....FUN and MESSY!

These valentines were from a class at Archiver's a couple of weeks ago. I took another one last week, but need to take photos yet. These were really cute and easy.

These two tags and pendants were for the January birthday girls in the ATT 2011 birthday swap. I've been hooked on these since taking Tim's class last summer.
I don't know what I was thinking at Christmas (obviously wasn't thinking at all), but I totally forgot to take photos of the things I made for gifts. I made each of my daughter-in-laws and my oldest granddaughter personalized "junque bracelets". I made another bracelet for the daughter-in-laws using a vintage looking silver piece resembling an old silverware handle. I also made painted tennis shoes for the three little granddaughters and decorated plastic paint cans for the little boys to put their little odds and ends gifts in. Can't believe I didn't get any pictures.....that's what happens when you wait til the last minute!! Ha, I one is surprised that I would wait til the last minute!!!
I also just sent in 30 valentine charms for a swap on the ArtCharms group....will get a photo up on those and my own junque bracelet soon!


  1. Oh, I love these tags!! I'm just learning--do you just put those metal plates in blue paint and wipe it off, it looks so neat!

  2. Leslie, I'm so happy that I stumbled across your blog! Your creations are inspirational, beautiful, and complex, which I love! Now I am following! Peggy

  3. Beautiful work Leslie,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Good luck with my giveaway.

    Kyles =D

  4. Bonsoir, Leslie, et merci beaucoup! I appreciate you visiting my blog. I hope you'll come back and check out my Feb. 10 post about a Mail Art Swap for March and April:) Maybe between the grandkids and your other art challenges, you could squeeze in one more thing!

  5. Hi Leslie, thanks for swinging by my OWOH :) I recognize your blog. We were both in the 2010 ATT BD club! I haven't gotten to do much art since my MIL has been so ill, but after her transplant I hope to get back with it. Good luck with all the drawings.
    Sandi #559