Today I am going to post pictures of an ATC swap I hosted on the Milliande Art network. The theme was "Windows". In the beginning I thought it would be a way for me to give back a little to this wonderful community of creative women who have shared so much with me creatively and personally. Somewhere in the middle I realized that I was receiving so much from each woman who personally created cards and even sent wonderful extra pieces of ephemera along for me to use later in other creations.
I loved opening up each envelope and package to see what treats for the eye they held and where they came from. Each one revealed a unique idea, but centered around the "window" theme. Some opened, some gave a view through plastic or gauzie fabric, some with cut-out sections, and others with sketched details. Colored, painted, inked, drawn, glued, sewn, stamped, folded, and printed, each one so special I had a hard time deciding which to keep and which to send on.
I would like to personally thank Kit Bauer, Sonja Milojevic, Dove Clark, Dawna, Barbara Dyrda, Anne Trudell, Kalona, Ruth Dailey, Monika Schmid, Pam Parker, Cindy Riordan, Pam Zirbel, Julka Vlajic, Sue Horsley, Christine Stuart, Patricia Gonzalez, Mary Larner, and Mary Austen for participating in my first hosted swap.
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