Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Garland Swap Spoiler

OK, Kathy, no peeking. I warned you!

One of the best parts of being involved with ArtsyMama's (Kari) A Year of Color blog is being able to participate in swaps with other mixed media artists. I almost skipped this swap, but being as banners are just one of my things, I caved at the last moment. The swap turnaround time was very short, so we had to contact our partner quickly to determine colors and themes. Kathy, of Country Chintz, told me she liked one of Kari's "Nest" banners and a blue-grey, vintage look. I'm not sure if I got the blue-grey color, but it is a nice soft blue. I had saved several boxes from the SweetHearts candies to make these pretty shadow boxes. Each piece is dimentional with lots of vintage texture and a bit of subtle sparkle. The original concept of a SweetHearts shadowbox banner came from Teresa McFayden's Winterbella E-zine. (Love those bellas!)

It will be on it's way to you soon, Kathy! And for anyone else interested in a Year of Color, you can still join us and catch the next swap- May Baskets!


Anonymous said...

Oh my heavens! I never thought of a shadow box banner! Love it!!!!!

Trish said...

OMG!! I LOVE what you did with the mini shadow boxes! You have to add this over at the gallery at Get it Scrapped!! Great job!!

Cindy said...

I love it! Now I have a reason to save more boxes

ArtsyMama said...

I ADORE this!!! Soooo cute and I love the shadow box banner idea. Fabulous!!!

kslaughter said...

This is just lovely! Kathy is a lucky duck ; )!

Heidi said...

I love the way your banner turned out!