Hosted right here on sb.com by Rebecca (Nunya), this month's themes to choose from were mixed media or use goodies received from other swaps. I decided to go with both themes using Cheryl's favorite colors, purple, teal and pink, all three of my favorite colors too!!
Since I really didn't have any papers that inspired me, I decided to go with watercolor paper. I inked the background cards directly from Tim Holtz distress ink pads, rubbed them down a bit with a dampened paper towel, dried them and then splatted a bit of water here and there.
Then came the embellies. Boy, do I have a lot of goodies from swapping friends and barely made a dent. Some of these I've had for quite a few years!
Special thanks going out to all the ladies listed for each pocket...
Pocket 1 - Melissa (Scraphouse) for the lace
Brandy Lynn for the chair - I used my Versamark pen to emboss the frame in Shabby Pink and the cushion and back is embossed with Wow! Lilac Shimmer from Carri (Caletts). Diecut at the top is from Donna (Bonprof) and embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum. Clock charm from Yvonne and adhesive gems from Rebecca (Nunya).
Pocket 2 - Again, beautiful lace from Melissa, satin flowers and doily diecuts from Jessica (JessE), butterfly diecut from Laura (Lauralsattic)
Pocket 3 - Lace from Brandy, diecut from Donna (embossed with shabby pink), metal element from Toni Burks (embossed with liquid platinum), fleur de lis from Melissa (embossed with Lilac Shimmer from Carri) and gemstones from Rebecca.
Pocket 4 - Lace from Melissa, butterfly from Kelly (KVRLVN), flower from Brandy Lynn, glass shards from Brandy Johnson and glass gem from Pam (FritillaryB)
Pocket 5 - Lace and birdcage from Melissa. I embossed the birdcage with Wow! Vintage Peacock from Carri. Rose charm from Donna and Reneabouquet butterfly also from Carri.
Pocket 6 - Lace from Melissa, Victorian shoe and lace tucked in shoe from Brandy Lynn, heart from Donna and gemstones from Rebecca.
Pocket 7 - Lace from Pam and embellished mason jar from Donna
Pocket 8 - Elegant lace and teapot charm from Pam, Victorian lady tiny card from Donna, spoon from Marylou (Meggie's Nana). I added chunky glitter glass from Reneabouquets to the spoon.
Pocket 9 - Lace from Melissa, circle diecut from Laura, embellished flag and button from Donna, bow diecut from Lois (Granny2One) and pearls from Brandy Lynn.
Side border - Lovely trim was from Laura. On the removable bookmark, I layered three colors of cardstock, embossing the top layer with Sizzix 3D Botanical embossing folder I got the other day. Boy, that is a beautiful folder. The alphabet stickers were from Brandy Lynn. I made the altered key and Cheryl can remove and use it on whatever she chooses!
I think that about covers it!!! Thank you all ladies, so much for being so generous with your crafting supplies.
I am adding pictures of each row to see detail better if desired.