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SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« on: January 05, 2015, 02:36:14 PM »
I thought it would be great to start a thread of just photos from previous exchanges. This way people can get a glimpse of what others send. Here is mine from the summer exchange 2014.
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 02:43:48 PM »
Spring Exchange 2014.
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 02:49:49 PM »
Valentine's Exchange 2014. Although I probably won't ever go this elaborate again! LOL!  ;D
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 04:12:41 PM »
They're also so gorgeous. I can't wait until I do my first exchange and have something to share. :)

Do you hand-cut the card edges or did you get them from somewhere?

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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2015, 04:25:34 PM »
I don't think I ever took photos of my first few exchanges (oops) but here is the holiday 2014 one  :)


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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2015, 09:27:22 PM »
Thank you! The postcards were die cut by the printers. I cut the mini-valentine (which tucked into the back of the fabric heart) on my Silhouette machine and handcut the envelope labels with funky scissors.  :)

They're also so gorgeous. I can't wait until I do my first exchange and have something to share. :)

Do you hand-cut the card edges or did you get them from somewhere?
Truly, Erica
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2015, 11:22:02 PM »
Beautiful Linda! Such beautiful color, too!  :)
Truly, Erica
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 12:29:25 AM »
All so wonderful!  So inspiring!
Thank you!
Roseann

The world is so full of a number of things, Im sure we should all be as happy as kings.   R. L. Stevenson

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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 03:42:49 AM »
Here it is my first exchange, autumn 2014.
I wrote a quote in Italic on a Card, wrapped with transparent paper and matched with a real leaf took in my garden.
The challenge for me was finding an idea feasible for 7 people meeting the deadline.

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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2015, 03:57:37 AM »
Here it is my Winter/Holiday exchange.
I prepared Xmas decorations Made of chalk. I wrote for each one 4 Messages/whishes changing colours of paper and ink.
Hope they have been arrived safe!!!
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2015, 09:25:05 AM »
This is such a cool thread! I'm drooling and can't wait for my first exchange!!!
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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2015, 10:42:44 PM »
This was for the winter exchange.

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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2015, 06:29:20 AM »
Here's one of my Blue exchange cards all together.

These were done extremely on the cheap - I bought some blue A5 card, painted the flower outlines, used 23ct gold leaf to gild three sections on each flower, then did the calligraphy and then painted in the colour.  To get the colours I used ultramarine + zinc white gouache in three different ratios - light, medium, dark.  That's my cheat's way of making sure all the colours blend ... it's all just one colour!

Things I'd change: I think I would paint the petals before doing the calligraphy next time as it looks very amateur with the colour not meeting the letters.  I will also not be using that brand of cardboard again as it was bleedy to the max!  And I would have worked harder for consistent coverage with that background painting - maybe I'd use acrylic or watercolour instead of gouache.  Things just weren't going my way that day.

The overall effect came out OK, though.  And I look at it every time as: each exchange is something new to learn :)


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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2015, 06:39:37 AM »
'I think they are gorgeous Moya  :)

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Re: SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR EXCHANGE!
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2015, 09:06:31 AM »
I can't find pics of my Blue or Halloween exchanges, but here is my 2014 Christmas exchange card.
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