Halloween Mail

Well, that was a long enough dinner break. On to swap #2 from Hop Hop Jingle Boo!
I stumbled across Hop Hop Jingle Boo and Debra Schoch. And she was hosting a swap. And although I said -nay promised myself - that I wouldn't indulge in any swaps besides the Silver Bella swaps, I couldn't resist! The swap was for an ATC, a jointed paper doll, any kind of art inspired by wings and flying things, and then one owl-inspired something or other.

I've never made a paper doll...made a paper dress for a garland swap once, but never paper dolls, and certainly not a jointed one. I ended up just drawing a pattern coaxed out of the old brain cuz I didn't really like any of the patterns on the net...and now, I'm HOOKED. I loved, loved, loved the process of making all the parts, and then, putting all the funky looking separates together to form the doll was amazing. So fun. I must do that again. Thanks, Debra, for letting me tag along.

Debra is a great artist and designer. And she was my partner....that's luck for ya! You'll love the pictures of her offerings. They are so charming and full of great ideas and art.

Here are my goodies from Debra herself:

I especially LOVE and ADORE the paper doll with the luna wings. Very pretty. I'm feelin' really blessed.
These are the things that I made for Debra...this was FUN...and despite my promise, I'm glad I did it.

the artwork inspired by flying things

a close-up of my very first ever jointed paper doll

"Fly By Night" ATC on an altered bingo card

my paper doll....I know it looks like a ladybug, but it was supposed to be a pumpkin!

So there, all the halloween goodies out of the way. I've just been browsing and found LOTS of super fun looking Christmas swaps....uh oh...I'm in deep, deep trouble!


ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love it all! That was a neat challenge to make a jointed paper doll but you pulled it off :)
I just added you to my sidebar :)

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello,thank you again for being a wonderful partner and hope we can do again sometime!Loved everything you sent and will be treasured..

PLO said...

I am so jealous. I can never find (or make) the time to do swaps. Your pieces rocked.

Maija said...

Micelle, you are so lovely!! I am so glad we got to meet and spend a little time togeether!

Paper Cat Designs said...

You have some beautiful pieces here! I love the look and feel of your blog too!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Maija said...

Hey girlfriend!
Time to update the blog.....