Monday, May 30, 2011

Garden Postcard Tag swap

garden PostCard Tag 2322, originally uploaded by creativelenna.
Above is one of 5 garden themed Postcard Tags I created for a swap hosted by Lisa of Collage Stuff! This wonderful company is the sponser of this swap. I have found it to be a great resource for collage items of all kinds. Lisa gives great service and has wonderful products. Plus you can join in her swaps too!

For this swap we were required to use the new postcard tags shown below from Collage Stuff. No problem there for me! I found them intriguing. I sewed a piece of my fabric paper with a flower theme to the front of the tag . . .
 And later colored the back with Dye-Na-Flow and a sponge.
I added some prima paper flowers, also carried at Collage Stuff . . .
hey! I got that little green leaf there too! 
And I finished them off with fibers and fabric!

Because I always take lots of photos while creating, there are lots more photos with explanation on how I made these tags if you look in this set on my flickr account. That is, if you'd like to see more! Once there, you can click on the slideshow button above the photos if you prefer to view them larger. I am really glad to be using more of that huge piece of fabric paper I made!! I found the original blog post where I wrote about making it, dated about 14 months ago here: Fabric-Paper. I would like to try again sometime with a smaller piece of fabric  . . . well, maybe after I clean off my work table, it is a total disaster! 

I have been creating so much there is just stuff everywhere and my actual workspace is getting smaller and smaller! I will have to attend to it before I create next.

I now know what I am going to do as far as my daily projects: Art Journal Every Day and Blipfoto every day. I figured it out by talking about it here. I am going to continue to work in my art journal every day if I can because it is really so good for me, I love it and I am getting in a groove. I am going to try to do a photo a day too if I can because that's really so good for my photography skills and my artist's eye. But, I am not going to post every single day about my art journal. Right now I worked in it yesterday and I also worked in it today but I have not posted anything about it yet. I would like to post later tonight, but if not, I will do it tomorrow or the next day. I will add my art journal work to flickr too if you follow there. As for blip, I would like to allow myself to not post a photo a day! When you have been doing it consecutively as long as I have -since december, it is hard to quit that. But it really would be okay if I only posted a photo there, let's say every other day. I'm just trying to sort out how to do everything I want to do to keep growing as an artist. 
Thanks ever so much for listening!!!
Your being here, reading, listening, responding, sharing your feelings mean a lot to me. You are appreciated! :^ ) lenna 


  1. Oh Lenna! Your post card is so incredible. I'm off to read how to make fabric paper and another couple of new (to me) things you spoke about in your post. You are finding your way through the maze re your art journal and photo a day. Good for you. Life is all about finding the right balance, just for us - don't you think? It feels so good when our 'slinky' has just the right space between the links. Can't wait to learn about all the new stuff you mentioned in your post. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge. It is so appreciated. xoDonna

  2. Your blog has quickly become my favorite - I'm so glad to have found you. I love reading everything you post, as it makes me able to envision doing it myself in my art journal. I'm a novice, so I love the little tips.

    You do put out lovely large blog posts, and I could see where it must take a lot of time. So, as much as I ADORE all the photos and writings, I'm happiest if you don't burn out, and thus continue! Do however much as you enjoy doing, and we will continue to enjoy what you share! =)

  3. Thank you both for your comments. I am really glad that posting about what I am doing art-wise is helpful to you. I am happy to do it, it completes the artwork for me. ; ^ ) lenna

  4. Hi dear Lenna,
    your postcard is fantastic beautiful- just gorgeus.
    And your :speaking with us- alwayes gives me things to think about,-I would never be able to post every day, and so understand if it has become too much for you.

  5. Lucky people who will receive these tags in the swap. I envy them! Love seeing how you're using up that wonderful piece of fabric - paper collage in a variety of projects.
    Love hearing about your though processes re your art! Sometime writing about things miraculously makes it all clear! Glad it worked for you.



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