Our Circle of Friends Group just completed another awesome swap....an Easter Tag exchange!
Here are the tags I made! They're pictured with one of my favorite little vintage baskets. . . and my favorite rabbit!!!
The front of the tags were covered with burlap, then embellished with a bit of lace trim at the bottom. On top of that background, I added one of my favorite vintage Easter postcard images.
The little flower at the bottom is old and the "leaves" are made of dyed hem tape (one of my favorite ribbons these days).
The back of the tag has a brown paper base on to which I stitched green burlap (that comes in a ribbon form..but I removed the wired sides, then stitched away). On each side of the burlap, I glued vintage yellow or beige tatting scraps I'd found at a local thrift store.
The image is my original STONE RABBIT picture I used when I started blogging nearly five years ago! It's set atop a piece of brown paper that had been scalloped and glittered. A little sentiment was added below that!
I hope none of my Circle Friends are allergic to kitties or concrete!!! :) These two just seem to always be interested in my projects!
I sent my tags out Tuesday (I'm always down to the wire with these swaps!!), so I hope they make them to the ladies by today (Friday) or tomorrow!!
The others in the group are generally better at getting their projects in the mail than me!! :)
So far, I've received five of the eight tags and want to share them with you now. I'll add the other three when they arrive!!
The first to reach me was Nancy's creation (My Crafty Little Page).
She is such a talent!! Look at those bright, layered colors of paper (mine always seem so dark and drab next to hers!!)
I love the little glittery bunny, the text and vintage trim at the bottom!!
The back of her tag is equally as lovely!! She used vintage flash cards with our individual initials and old German lithograph crosses...then added a wonderful bit of text on one side and sweet embellishments at the bottom. Awesomeness!!!
Nancy is soooo amazing. Not only is she talented, but she's timely....she doesn't procrastinate like I do when it comes to getting these projects finished!!
Kathy's (Writer's Reverie) came soon after Nancy's!
Isn't this just scrumptious? The soft colors, the Easter images atop a small doily....and trimmed with a touch of lace! She has such a way with creating gorgeous works of art!
Here's the back. She placed sweet images there, too, then added a little "flip up" book to the bottom!!!!
Just look at Susan's (Blackberry Creek) sweet tag!!! Such a springtime feast to the eyes! I love the little picture she selected for the front....and how she surrounded it with flowers and sparkles and buttons and a great stamped sentiment!
She continued her PINKS to the back of the tag, too, with plaid paper and floral trim! Love how she placed a flower in the stamped basket!!
LaVerne (Riverside Studios) wowed me with her delightful tag!! The vintage bunny image was placed on old sheet music, then surrounded by handmade paper flowers! Oh my! She is talented!! I agree with Nancy, maybe she'll give us a tutorial on how to create such floral images!!
The back is great, too!! I LOVE the old catalog image she included of a lady with an Easter bonnet (which cost a whopping $1.65!!!). She then placed an Easter egg "plant" on the side and a sweet text about the hat...all on a mixture of papers!
And here's Beverly's of HOW SWEET THE SOUND!!
How creative....she used an egg shape for her tag!!!
On the front she had a sweet little bunny sitting on some green papery "grass", with lots of glittery touches which included a sun and butterfly. I just LOVE the surprise touch of the fluffy little chick, too! So cute!!
The back of the tag has her hand written message and a pretty arrangement of fabric flowers!! I also love her use of a single green plaid ribbon. . .it looks so springy!!!
This has been such a fun swap!! It's awesome to share in the creativity of such great folks!!
Please visit Beverly's blog, HOW SWEET THE SOUND. You will find lots more bloggers who have Eastery/Spring and Pink Saturday fun to share with you today!!