I couldn't help myself; I had to join just one more swap! This was a "Fantasy-Themed" ATC swap where we had to create one using images like elves, fairies, mermaids, etc.
The first was made from images I got from a Bumper Book dated 1931. I experimented with water color pencils for the background and clothes. And of course, added sparklies.
This one was lots of fun! Again, I got these little fairies from the Bumper Book. See the older fairy in the background? He's sitting on a toadstool making shoes while three little fairies look on. For the background, I used scrappaper that looks like clouds and another that looks like grass. The word, "Wishes" came off an old Anniversary card.
I got this gnome from our very own Jackie at "Once Upon a Fairyland"! The background is from a vintage card.
Once again, the Bumper Book was used. I just got this book in the mail today from Ebay - less than $6.00 and it's filled with stories and pictures of fairies! I combined two different pictures into one.
These ATCs are actually going to be sent to Germany for the swap. Wish I could travel there!
As I type this, I'm actually trying to keep from going through the roof. I noticed our house just kept getting colder and colder. At first, I thought our furnace was broken. Then I noticed we have NO OIL! I called Meenan Oil Company, who we pay $315a month to, asking why we have no oil! Apparently, they just filled us 2 weeks ago. How can we possibly be out of oil in only two weeks?!! They don't know of course, but will send some oil over within an hour to get us through the night and then they'll send a real delivery sometime tomorrow.
Sometimes it's good I've got an Irish temper. Being so hot under the collar is the only thing keeping me from freezing right now.