On Sunday I showed the bare pages for my deco book, sprayed and background stamped ready to go. There are 6 people in our group swap, sending two pages per month and the swap will end next month when the last pages are sent out - for this year's swap at least. Thought I had better get my skates on and finish my own pages for my book and boy does my table look a mess but I like the result.
The rest of the pages and the cover I made are mostly feminine and lace so I decided to go for a complete change and a bit steampunk.
I added more stamps to the backgrounds, bits of tissue and a metal butterfly that I distressed with Alcohol Inks - it started off silver. The balloon image is stamped on copper coloured metal, embossed with 10-Seconds Studio tools and the puffed up bits filled with texture paste, so it doesn't collapse on the page.
Second page is similar, tissue numbers, a pen nib pasted with multi-medium, key charm and main image on metal.
This is one swap that I always enjoy, all the pages I have received have been different and all beautiful and the end result - a permanent reminder of what a talented group of people I belong to on Katy's Corner Yahoo group.
Have just realised that the theme of the pages links with the current challenge on Artful Times - men - so I'm entering these pages. First time entry for me on a relatively new challenge site - more to come I hope.