March 21, 2012

Postcard Swap 2012!


Howdy!  I've had a blast (yet again) participating in iHanna's annual postcard swap!  This year, I made the theme "It is within you." This is the message I included on each card, with some wild paper collage faces.  I used mostly my own hand painted papers, but included just a couple of scrapbooking papers too.  WHAT FUN! 



I used posterboard as the base....and after creating the art, glued another piece of posterboard to the back, for sturdiness.  Their long noses and crooked lips make me smile.  This one looks like he is sneering....but he's much nicer than he looks.  :)



These little darlins are going out to places like California, Arkansas, Sweden, Canada, South Africa and North Carolina!  And one is going to a fellow artist right here in Iowa!  How did that happen?!  Love it!


I highly recommend doing a swap like this, if you've never tried it before.  It really does help to get the creative juices flowing, and it's so nice to reach out to other creative souls.  I love the thought of the postman catching a glimpse of one of these little guys in his mailbag, and wondering....hmmmmm......

Soon, I'll be back to show you what I received from my fellow participants.  They are still coming in from around the globe!  A big THANK YOU to iHanna for organizing the swap! 

10 comments:

diane staudt said...

Ooo, love your cards. If one is staying in Iowa, fingers crossed! I haven't been in Marion in a long time but loved the little shops and galleries along the main street. Maybe it wasn't the main street. But - some street. Ha.

Lynn Fisher said...

The colors are so vivid, I LOVE them!

Sherry said...

These made me smile too!!!! Alas, I live in Alaska so will not be receiving on of these cuties, but there is always next year. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

Madde said...

They´re great! Absolutely fantastic!

iHanna said...

No no, thank YOU awesome one for joining and parting with these awesome creations. So happy and colorful, I absolutely love your postcards. Can I have one? :-)

Take care!

Cynthia Eloise said...

love your cards, so bright and bold. this is such a fun swap. my second year and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. i'm not sure if it's the making of the cards or receiving the mail that is more fun. the perfect kind of challenge.

debbie said...

Just received your beautiful postcard. A try work of art! Love the art ..... and the message. Thank you so much, I will treasure it!

michelle allen said...

thanks for visiting my blog and introducing yourself! your work is so fun and cheery. i love it! especially loving these postcards.

Labor Posters said...

This postcard is perfect for a festival and it can also be a invitation.

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

These are amazing! I would be so delighted to find something like this in my mailbox. I love coming to your blog... There's always a super splash of inspiration and color waiting for me :)