You know when you've got so much to do and really shouldn't be taking on anything else, but you just can't help yourself and say, "YES! I'll do that!".......?
Or is it just me that does that?
There's something about the inspirational ATC swaps that Kimberly from ArtJoyStuff suggests every Tuesday that just reels me in every time!
Like a moth to the flame.
For this swap she suggested a theme of
"Use what's close at hand."
I have to confess here that, being very lazy, I rarely put anything away hence, embarrassingly,
most things end up being close at hand!
However, I was very strict with myself and used;
sweet wrappers (thanks kids!)
gesso (always close to hand)
watercolour crayons (in tin on table)
picture of young cowboy actor (sitting waiting in a pot on table)
Little piece of string (from tag)
scrap of paper (table littered with them)
rubber stamped letters (stamps on table)
As you can probably tell there isn't much
working room on my crafting table,
but luckily I tend to work small so it usually doesn't matter.
I popped that sweet l'il cowboy in a Mail Art envelope and off he went to Kimberly, who has now received him,
safe and sound.
And what did I receive from Kimberly?
This little beauty.
Her ATC indicates a much more ordered mind
and tidy environment!
Can you see the subtle sparkle on that sweet bird?
She's used a great combination of images and finished it off with her lovely trademark stitching.
Thank you for swapping, Kimberly!
Please don't take this personally but I definitely will NOT be joining in for a couple of weeks, and when I see your tempting swapping post I will stick my fingers in my ears and sing,
"La la la la!"