Saturday, June 26, 2010

Art, Soccer & Condoversary!!!

 A year ago today I got the keys to my condo!!!

And today on my Condoversary, I still have such a sense of pride in ownership!!!

(And what the heck is all that CRAP [craft?] all over the place!!!  hahahaha!!!)

I just got back from a work organized Save Our Shores beach clean up (photos later) and I turned on the game b/c Dr. Steve (and others) harassed me for not supporting USA soccer in the World Cup.  (heheh!)

In the end, the USA played hard, but it wasn't meant to be.  And what the heck was that annoying buzzing noise?!!!

On a happier note, I can publish the full pixs of my fabric ATC swap with Danica!!!  I can't remember, did I mention that we were to use fabric/sewing, etc and make cards???  No, oh they are!

Leopard Love
(D, I renamed some of 'em after I sent 'em!)
Doncha just love the print on this flannel?!
I made visor covers out of this for my old car : .)
Hand beaded button (Smiley Julie, I used a vintage button you sent me!) &
Leaf ribbon.

A Soft Heart  & Imagine (the card I liked best of this set!)

A Soft Heart is made from my quilty friend Julie's hand dyed fabric.  
(Say that 5Xs fast!)
Felt, doily from Australia & a button!
Imagine is stitched cardstock, 
spritzed with glimmer mists, 
and stamped with Tim Holtz Linen ink.

Whole is my counterpart to Danica's "Coming Undone" (see below)
You Can Fly!!!
Whole is blanket stitched felt, sequins, and beads.
You Can Fly is made from fabric D sent me previously, french knots
and a feather for wishing upon.
(ok, now that I think about it...hum, it must have been inspired by her fly card!)

These are the cards D sent me (I snitched the image off her blog, : .)! 
I must say, my favorite is Coming Undone, so much meaning!
But I do love them all.
D rocks!!!

I think we really had to stretch.  I don't think either of us tried this medium before!  
Fun and challenging!!!  
Only 2 of my cards were what I had originally planned to do...


Danica said...

all of your cards are amazing! I can't pick of fav. I am inspired by all the different techniques you used.

And I love that in art you very seldom end up with what you started out with : )

another great swap in the books!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww Linda!! These are AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that Imagine one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Happy condoversary! Does it feel like home?

And I love the one stitched on felt with sequins. Love it.

Patricia said...

Oh, Wow, Linda!!! I haven't come over to see your stuff in awhile and those ATCs are awesome!!! You have got such a talent for doing those!!! And I remember when you got your condo! Wow, a year already!!! You look like you keep house like me ;) Crap is good!!!