To begin here is the cover I made for my art journal from an old book. I also used the book pages glued together to make my art journal pages.
We also had to make the first double page spread in our journals. Here is mine:
Now on to the gorgeous pages I received from:
All of the pages I received back are just stunning and I am so happy I joined the swap.
Here are the pages I made for my swap partners.
Here is the page I made for Paula whose theme was "In My Garden"
Paula also asked for an extra page showing our garden. since I don't have a garden to speak of I did a page representing my dream garden.
This page I made for Fiona
The next page I made for Brenda.
Here is Karen's whimsical page:
I loved this page with the Tim Holtz birds I made for Kath.
For Sonya's pages I tried my hand at a Teesha Moore style page.
Joan's pages were about taking the time to....
Frances' theme was"Anything Goes" and I found those to be the hardest pages to do. Too many ideas in my head until they settled down and I decided on this:
And last but not least, Louise's pages. Her theme was a movie or a song and I chose this one:
This was a fabulous a swap to take part in and the fact that we all kept in touch via a Facebook page set up for the swap made things so much better and kept us all focused and interested especially with the sneak peeks that kept popping up. I would thoroughly recommend a swap like this for people just beginning in art journaling and those who have more experience. I have learn't so much through this process and it has pushed me to try things that were outside my comfort zone. Now I am off to get ready for the next swap.