Saturday, July 30, 2011

Art Swap-6 X 6 canvas

What happens when 5 friends get together (online) for an art swap? You end up with some artfully cool creations!
Here is the cover I created for safe keeping of my 6" X 6" pages. I layered several colors of Tim Holtz Distress Stains, added a few Distress Inks, Distress Embossing Powder and Perfect Pearls.
The pattern was achieved by tiling one of my favorite stamps by Invoke Arts. The "ART" embellishment was made by stamping into black and bronze UTEE and brushing with bronze Perfect Pearls.

This page is my contribution to the swap. Once again, I used several colors of the Distress Stains on embossed chipboard for the background. The lady artist stamp is from StampLand. The little boy on the canvas is from Tweety Jill. Other stamps used are from Crafty Secrets. The small brown bag holds a copy of a vintage artist's calling/business card.

This page is by Pam Upper (Scrappy Pam Designs). The color combination and use of the white embossing as well as her beautiful stamped collage work makes this a stand out piece.

The third page in my book is by Lori Hassler (I Been Thinkin'...'Bout Inkin'). Check out the glasses on the guy...aren't they cool? Love the grungy gears, too. I'll bet this gal has a little trouble brushing out those gear infested tresses!

Next we have a sweet little art angel by Louise Granlund (Kard Krazy). She has very cleverly included a mirror (the glitter edged square) on her page. It is just perfect for emphasizing the quote she used "Art is a reflection of who you are".

The 5th contributing artist is Lynn Stevens (Trash to Treasure Art). She has presented her collage on a beautiful crinkled metal background and embellished with scrabble tiles and a striking lion.

It is so much fun to have such talented friends that like to share their ability to create. Thanks gals for some fabulous work.


Susan said...

This is fantastic! What beautiful pages - each and every one is a masterpiece. Lucky you!

Robin said...

Love your cover Sarah!! Each page is stunning, and they look even better IRL.


Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Beautifully bound and covered!
I still haven't decided if I'm going to do that. Right now they are displayed all over my craft room.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a GORGEOUS album and swap! the pages are all amazing! Each one shows the artists style and love. I am wondering if you created the covers yourself or if this is a name brand that can be picked up. I love the vintage look of it. I hope it cools down for you soon there - I cannot image 100 degrees for a month. ugh!

Jan said... this!

Lynn Stevens said...

Sarah your book looks wonderful, I have yet to make my cover, but had planned on posting mine today.
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your talented group!
hugs Lynn

Nathalie Thompson said...

I thought your cover was amazing, but each page inside is beyond gorgeous!

ScrappyPam said...

Love your cover, Sarah! I've made mine but need to post it.

JeanFB said...

What a stunning collection of artwork! I love each and every page - you are a lucky girl to have such great art pals. And I soooo love your page and how you've put a "painting" on the canvas for your lady artist. And something tucked inside the little bag, too, I see. Brilliant.