this page was for the same person who received the nesting doll vinyl atc - i knew she loves nesting dolls as much as i do, so i couldn't resist making her tip in page themed around them as well!
the background is strips of a russian/german dictionary. i'm not super happy with the faces on the dolls... i think they look juvenile. the flash card in the upper right is russian/english. it flips up, so that you can see the definition "antique"
and the back, which i really like, because you can see the strips better, along with all the shades of brown.
this page came together really randomly, but i really like it. i painted the background, and then realized that i'd put too much texture in it, it would be hard to finish the page. so i started thinking about images that would flow with the texture, and would match the colours, and i remembered that the recipient loves mermaids. the mermaid is a vintage nude that i turned green, and her tail is vintage vinyl. and the letters were a fluke, i bought them the day before i made this page, with nothing planned for them.
the back is very simple. layers of green and blue paint, with a green design stamped on. i like it, though it does seem really simple. the thicker parts of the green paint weren't completely dry when i painted over with the blue, and the colours blended really nicely.
this page makes me really happy, even if it is rather simple... i LOVE the woman in the photo, i have a whole series of her saved, they're fabulous!
(i want to emboss EVERYTHING now! and i really hate my big bite crop-o-dile, it seriously screwed up those grommets... damn, stupid expensive piece of crap!)
(i love flocking too)
this one was an angel page for someone whose partner flaked part way through the swap
the little birdie is cut out of various shades of textured "handmade" style paper
the back paper is the same as the bird's wings, and i used a mask to leave the bird/branch image. i'm slightly obsessed with makeup sponges, they just work so well for things like this! i used makeup sponges on the page above as well, to tone down the paper on the back.
(THESE grommets look good because i used the smaller crop-o-dile!)
microfiche, with staZon ink (red, grey, white)
it says "check your numbers" in red on the microfiche and then it says "lucky" in white on the green piece. there are dark grey antique style glasses printed on the microfiche, and lots of red little numbers.
this was my very last tip in page, though i didn't realize it at the time. it's a rather fitting last page though, because i love it! i'm sad that the swap's over though... we've been doing it since october! i need to gather up all the pages i've received, finish my cover, and put my whole book together....