We are going to visit Utah for a few days to celebrate the 80th birthday of my sweet Mother-In-Law. If your fairy pages are ready, its okay to go ahead and mail them, my sons will be at the house and will watch the mail.
People say I shouldn't announce online that I am going out of town, because I'll get robbed. But I do have a grown son who is a weight lifter and who lives here, so I feel pretty secure in saying I'll be gone and knowing all is well with the homestead. So, don't try to rob us while I'm away. You'd have better luck when I'm home and I'm the one you have to face, not him.
I've got some headway made in making covers for the swap. At least I have this pile of heads cut out.
The pages aren't due for a long time, no rush. For me, or for you. And if you haven't joined yet, there is still room for you in the swap, and plenty of time to get them done. They are due Sept. 1st.
For more details, look here.
Here is another page that I made for the swap. Both sides are covered in this deep gray, floral wallpaper that I chose to fit the Moonlight theme of the title cut out of some sheet music. I thought the gray was a nice, moody, night time sky look.
The fairy is a lady cut from a black and white illustration with a couple sheer millinery petals and some old beading on wire tucked under her back, as wings. The page is edged in black lace, with a bead of silver glitter (Michaels brand $1 bottle of silver glitter glue, instead of Stickles, what a bargain, and it works great)
I added a posy of velvet flowers to her hand.
The text was cut from the same sheet music as the title. I used a circle punch to make the moon from an old book page, added white gold (Martha Stewart) glitter (letting the text peep through) and inked the edges in brown, then glued it down with a rhinestone star nearby.
I'm keeping the backs simple, adding just a small touch to them, not a full collage. But feel free to do yours however you'd like. If you want to go all out, please do! Or if you want to just use a pretty paper and leave it at that, its fine too.
There will be new posts to read while I am away at Grandma Joan's big birthday bash and family reunion, so please check back. And do email if you want to join the Faerie Book Swap. I'll add you to the list and send an acknowledgement of it when I get back.