One of them was my good buddy, Kim. She had sent an extra page for me and one for me to add to her own book. I'm afraid I missed her note and just started making books up willy nilly with her 10, instead of 8 pages.
When I realized, I felt bad and made up an extra page to send to her. She's been going through a rough time with her dad's health and I thought the last thing she needed was her friend shorting her on a swap.
As the basis of the page, I used a copy of the Snow White painting that I did for Kim's spring event, An Enchanted Affaire.
But I needed to fairy it up. I glued down one complete print with the background and all to some coordinating wallpaper, then glued wings that were butterflies printed on parchment by my Sissy.I used three sets, so there would be lots of volume. I glittered those up and that made them curly, which I liked.
I then cut out another Snow White and glued her over the previous one, so the wings were between the two layers.
Deliciously gaudy, and fairy-riffic.
Most of the books were mailed out way back, but the ones going to my family who are coming to Romantic Gothic Ghosts, were kept here, so we could open them all together. I can't wait for everyone to see their book! This is a page that Aunt Sandy made for mine.
My book is amazing!! I received the gift of an extra page from so many generous souls. This one is from Jay Hart. Along with a sweet little book that she made too.
I miss the swap, and am considering another. But it will have to be smaller and faster if I want to get it done for Christmas. I can't even think about it till after this big party this weekend though. We'll see if I survive that before I delve into the next thing. Which really, really should be beefing up my Boutique for the holidays, not more swaps!
There are a lot of basic supplies in the shop now, just no 'new' old things. I hope to recover from the Faery swap, the Ghost party and the puppies and get going on adding more soon. Here is a picture of an order I mailed this week, to Tara. Packing them up is the fun part!