Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Garden Variety Postcard Swap

The inimitable Lenna Andrews is organizing another fab swap and of course the temptation proved too much for me and before I knew it I had signed up. This swap is run in conjunction with Alpha Stamps and they and Lenna will provide prizes! .

You can find all information on the swap here and once you sign up you will also receive a wonderful PDF file from Lenna giving all the necessary information as well as a great description of how she made her postcards. Of course the requirement is to use images from Alpha Stamps but this is hardly a punishment as they are so fantastic. Specially for this swap there is an entire page dedicated to the theme of the swap: Garden Variety on the Alpha Stamps website.

I was lucky enough to receive some of these beautiful supplies as a member of the Alpha Stamps Design Team. In fact, it was the last time that I received their Design Team kit as sadly I have decided to leave the team after being in it since 2007. My exhibition next year and various other commitments meant there simply was no time left but of course I will continue to order their collage sheets and join swaps on their Alpha Stamps Yahoo Group. I'll upload the samples I made with my last kit in the next few days but here are the 4 postcards I made for Lenna's swap

I also made 2 ATCs, one as part of the swap and one for Lenna. I used the Alpha Stamps Sunflower as well as Tallulahs' Flowers collage sheets and as you can see could not resist adding some more sparkling transparencies to the ATCs. I promise to give that a rest for some time now!

For the postcards I used two different fabric-paper backgrounds and even the back of the postcards were decorated with a Postcard stamp as well as a rose stamp (both available from Alpha Stamps), as well as a flower postage stamp.

These PCs and ATCs will be winging their way to Lenna before too long and if you want to be in with a chance to get them join the swap!


sharon said...

Wow are way ahead of the game, and they are ohhh so beautiful!! I will keep my fingers crossed to receive one of these!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Frieda

Lovely post - do I see some VGB coming through - YES!!!
I love these alpha stamp collages.

I did the course too but family commitments and sickness took over so my stash and notes are waiting in the corner - I will get there!

You are such a talented lady and I enjoyed your posts in class - I admired how you gave it your all and have already filled one moleskine - WOW.

I would love you to visit me one day at my v new blog and I will make you v welcome!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

oh Frieda, what can i say???
Hmmm, how about absolutely, positively GORGEOUS, for one! ah, how lucky am I to have you as a friend and also participating in this swap!!! you have been on a creative roll and I am loving it! beautiful.
xo lenna

Ann Flowers said...

Nice blog. Like the design of Post card. I have never seen anything like it. Keep on posting.


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