Here is your official invitation to join our latest swap!
Please feel free to add this button to your blog, and upload photos to this flickr site:
The images provided by Vintage Workshop are pretty as a, well, a picture!
You can embellish, redo, add to, paint, ink, stamp, cut, crop, glue, foof, what ever you want to do to the panels you make.
Crackle glaze, diamond glaze and crystals made good accents too.
I also added some hand painted details like the gilded bird cage and the tree branches the birds sit on.
This is two of Vintage Workshop's back ground wallpapers that I painted branches onto, then cut out and glued a bird on.
The bird is wearing a bonnet I printed on fabric paper and cut out and she has a black crystal eye. The hand painted branches are accented with flowers I pulled off of an old hat in my stash.
Here is a mistake I made- DON"T glue anything too near the edge where the hole punch needs to go for the connecting ring!!
By putting this cool, old button in that spot, I ruined this panel and it doesn't quite fit right. I'll have to make another one.
We'll let you know the measurements of where the punches will go so you don't make the same mistake I did.
Beth and I each made a clutch from these cute purses that Vintage Workshop sells.
Amy, the owner, gave us a bagful of fun things to make up, and I will be making a couple more presents too.
This purse is embellished with a vintage pink rose and bow of velvet from an antique bonnet as well as crystals and images from Vintage Workshop that I printed onto their fabric paper.
I am including the pretty hanky and the string of pearls since they look like they are all meant to be together.
Beth is including pearls with her purse too.
Ready for the official rules and guild lines? I hope you sign up! Here is the info you will need:
Karla & Beth’s Birds & Bonnets
Vintage Workshop Swap
To introduce its beautiful and versatile new printable wallpaper collection, The Vintage Workshop (Thevintageworkshop.com) is teaming up with Karla and Beth to host a swap.
Decorate both sides of four 4” x 5 1/2” panels using at least one image or background from The Vintage Workshop collections on each panel. After you sign up for the swap, we’ll send you a link and log on to a website where you can download, resize, digitally collage and print the images you’d like to use. You can make your panels all the same or each one different.
You can use more than one image per panel, and you can use other collage materials, too. In other words, feel free to use your own accents, buttons, and trims to compliment the images we’ll send you. All digital collage is great, too. Or you can work digitally and embellish copies. Just about anything goes, as long as you use at least one of the Vintage Workshop images or backgrounds we send you.
Send the panels back to us, and we’ll assemble the panels into unique decorative screens using ring binders.
We’ll be photographing the finished screens for The Vintage Workshop, so please be aware that by participating in the swap, you are agreeing to let The Vintage Workshop use your panels on its website or in future publications.
The Images- The images for the swap will be sent to you via an emailed file. You will need to size and print the images you select to use to use make your panels.
The Panels- 4” x 5 ½”, made of something in weight similar to chipboard or book board. The cardboard back of a tablet works great for this. Whatever you use, it has to be substantial enough that it can stand up as part of a screen, but thin enough to be hole punched.
Sign Up Date- Sign up by emailing Beth, using the email link on the upper left side of her blog. The deadline is April 18.
On Apr 20, we’ll send a confirmation email with the jpeg image file with to all participants.
Receive by Date – We’ll need to RECEIVE your panels by May 19.
Cost- The cost for a padded envelope, mailing and materials is $5. The $5 needs to be included with your panels.
What You’ll Get- A unique four panel screens, with each panel made by a different player. We’ll mail the screens by Jun 1.
Remember, there is not a limit to this one, so there is room for everyone. So far we have 8 prizes, but if we get a lot of people we will add more gifts to the drawing. You know I LOVE to give presents! Every comment you leave is entered into my monthly giveaway.