Sunday, 17 April 2016

Swap pages

Hi Everybody!

Today I am showing some mixed media pages I made for a swap organized by dear Elizabeth.
There are 6 of us taking part, and we send loose pages (tip ins) to a different participant each month, made specially to their chosen theme.
In March I sent my pages to Annette, whose theme is proverbs/sayings, and as they reached her on March 25th I can now show them. I was under a lot of stress to get the pages done, as I had my big knee operation and then boot camp, which didn't leave much time or energy for crafting. So I took my inspiration from some journal pages I made a few years back, and then, once I got started, things were a bit easier. I hope Annette is not totally unsatisfied with her pages.

I used a quote from Harry Potter for the first pages, and 
a verse from Proverbs for the second set. I stitched 2 pages together each time to make them more stable. The shorter pages are meant to go between the larger ones to connect them.

The reverse side:

I wrote the quote from Proverbs in Hebrew and English:

This is the tag I sent with it:

And the accompanying card:

That's all for today, I didn't have time to process today's photos.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by.


  1. A fabulous set of pages, it looks like a great swap and I.m sure these will be welcomed when they reach their destination.
    Yvonne xx

  2. I love the pages you made, and the card and tag, and I am sure your swap partner will be happy with them. Have a good start in the new week, hugs, Sarah

  3. Love the swap pages Valerie, great quotes. Have seen some of the other 'swaps' looks good fun.
    Hope your weekend has been good.
    Avril xx

  4. Great pages Valerie. You might have been short on time but these certainly don't look like you were. Happy Monday. Hugs-Erika

  5. What incredible pages, Valerie. I send to Annette next month, so I was glad you posted because I need all the help I can get. They certainly are fantastic. I am very, very impressed. And of course, sewing is definitely something that makes the pages more special in my opinion!

  6. lovely work for a fun swap Valerie!

  7. Very beautiful makes for a swap Valerie with lots to see and think abpout on them. Love the sewing it always draws me into a project.

    Have a wonderful day

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Oh wow, these are amazing Valerie, the quotes, the imagery used, the stitching, just fantastic, she must have loved them!! Some new favourites I think.... oh and I love the quotes too!

  9. Fabelhafte Seiten sind das geworden Valeri! Großartig!!!

  10. A wonderful collection of pages, Annette must have loved them.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. A beautiful striking collection of pages Valerie wowzer...great designs.xx

  12. WOW! I'm sure your pages will be treasured. They are fantastic. hugs, Donna

  13. Fabulous pages, Valerie! What a fun thing to do :)

  14. WOW! What pleasant and exhilarating surprise it must have been to receive a package with all your beautiful work. Blessings, my friend!

  15. Oh that is just one of my favourite Harry Potter quotes! Love it! hugs :)

  16. What fun! I especially like the owl and butterfly. Sounds like today is a busy one for you.

  17. You never cease to amaze me - wonderful pages and Valerie, you know I love it when you write in Hebrew. It always looks so ancient and mysterious to me. Perfect for Harry Potter! Although I know that Harry did not dwell in Proverbs.
    Sandy xx

  18. I wouldn't worry, Valerie - I know I would be very happy with that mail art. Gorgeous. :-) xoxo, Aimeslee

  19. Ganz tolle Arbeiten, die nach wirklich viel Arbeit aussehen! LG Ulrike

  20. Spectacular pages. I love the sewing and the earthy tones. Gorgeous tag too.

  21. Oh my.... there is not one single photo of your art work on this post that I do not LOVE LOVE LOVE. It's all just FABULOUS Valerie. I can't imagine anyone not just being over the moon happy to receive such GORGEOUSNESS. Wow. Your pages have everything - quotes, textures, uniqueness, stitching, and even HEBREW. Dear me... they are just PERFECTION. You are sooooooooooooo talented dear girl. Xj.


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