Friday, June 29, 2007

Bits~n~Pieces Collage Swap



Oh no not another sneek peek and then wait for eternity to see the final product...again!!!
Nope, no way!
Here it is done and Jennyhas it at her home now, so I can show you the collage.


This was a very fun challenge as I am not a paper artist but I sure had fun making this. Jenny was the host and I was very happy to get her as my swap partner!!! The Challenge was to use up our bits~n~pieces as we made a collage for our partner. Our partners sent us specifics on their favorites and any non-favorites! That made me happy! No guessing.


Here is a close-up of a cute poodle pup I found. It is not a cute pup like Carlos but it is glamorous!

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A few close-ups of a sparkely "J" (I love sparkle and sparkely letters) and a close-up of a ballerina I dressed up. Jenny loves these details too : )

A Signaure wreath piece : )

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And a signature Christmas house piece : )
I had been a looong time in fulfilling another swap I did with Jenny. This was just we two and we did not give each other a time frame. It was also pretty much after Tammy's Tag Swap I
was in. So I made another tag, of coarse the same one I made for Tammy's swap! Yes, so you see, everyone
gets one of these tags!!! All the same pretty much! SEE:


I am a Mom of two!!! Oh yes, and my mom would get my sisters and I the same cute summer outfit each year! Awww we looked adorable. Until she brought home the modern outfit for just Kelly and me!!! The shorts were striped, and the top was a no sleeve REVERSIBLE little shift type top. One side was striped and the reverse was POLKA DOTS!!! We both did not like this ensemble. Kelly, being more clever at this covert operation then some previous ones (namely hiding the food she did not want to eat in her POCKETS, where our mother would find it when she checked pockets before laundry!!! yuck.) Oh I digress. Kelly being quite clever and about to impress her older sister (me) went to the summer arts and crafts afternoon, with me, wearing THE outfit. I think we were both wearing it! She had had enough of it and "spilled" BLACK PAINT all over it. She carefully got it on her top and shorts I believe. She never had to wear it again. Of coarse I am not as quick as she. I thought it was an accident but she let me know that it was not. Oh so clever!
Well, I must be missing her alot more than usual. That is two stories about her in just a couple of days!
Just so you know, here are the Four tags I made for Jenny...Three were new ones.


I had to think of what I knew of and I wanted to give her something different. So this is what came forth.

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Here is the front and back of one tag. I guess I was thinking of those glamorous dresses with the great faux flowers!?


The front of one that is actually derived from another project I am currently working on!!! : ) : )

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And here is the last one. A wire tag. You may notice that this Pix is not quite the same as the group shot up above in the post. Well, I was tweaking this tag up to the the very end. I added little pink rick-rack that I have had for awhile.


ShabbyInTheCity said...

I think you are a paper crafter after all! I really love the little wreath and the little house part. Lots of happiness at Oh Merci today!

Rosemary said...

Love the collage. You did a wonderful job.
Glad we got to see it.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh...I think it is adorable and you must have been a paper artist at heart. I love the little tags too!

Stephanie said...

What an adorable collage! Jenny must be THRILLED!!

I can spy 2 of your little glittery lambs. Those are too cute!! And where oh where did you get that little precious chandelier? I LOVE it!!

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Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely things you have here....I totally LOVE those wire one`s!!!!!!!

Twinkle Pink said...

I LOVE LOVE your collage!!

Oh how I would have LOVED to have received all that. I notice Jenny always gets such fabulous swaps.

You should put bits and pieces collages on Etsy.

best wishes Ginny (England)

Melanie said...

Agree w/other posters the wired tag, chandelier & bits & pieces collage. Would buy them if available on Etsy (my email is - please let me know if you'll be selling these. Thanks).

Sugar Bear said...

I just saw your collage on Jenny's blog and it is so beautiful! I absolutely love that you added one of your wreathes. That wire tag is beautiful - did you twist the wire yourself?

The French Nest said...

Your collage and tags are absolutely stunning! Where do you find the vintage ballerinas? I always had a few put on my birthday cakes as a child, but then foolishly gave them away! They look so charming on your collage!


Anonymous said...

Love the bits and pieces swap and the tags. I was wondering how you did the one with the flowers and the wire tag? They are beautiful.

Carol said...

Absoluteley beautiful work Mary! I so love that tiny pink Christmas house! Isn't Jenny just so lucky to get 8 bit's n pieces collages?
Hugs Carol xox

dede warren said...

Mary, you are just blooming before my very eyes!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, it is all soooo beautiful! Everytime I visit your blog, it's like bouncing on a big dreamy tulle cloud! Gorgeeeeouuuuus!

Happy 4th to you and yours :)

tricia stirling said...

what sweet things!! I love that collage!!!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

Oh girlie these are stunning! Do you have an etsy shop?

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

Oh girlie these are stunning! Do you have an etsy shop?

violettte said...

Beautiful !!! I love it all !

Laurie said...

Amazing! You are extrememly talented.

Ele said...

For someone that's not a paper artist, you sure are talented! All of it is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Oh I just LOVE the "Love" tag! And another one of those dear little houses for Jenny's collage! So adorable!