So, I ventured a little out of my comfort zone for a Whale themed swap. We had to make something with Fabric and something with paper...all pertaining to whales :) Again, please excuse the unedited photos.
I decided to hand-sew a little whale friend for my Swap Recipient.
The fabric started to unravel after I turned him inside out, so I had to super-reinforce him> My supportive Mom said the stitches just looked like barnacles :)
Um...and he turned out a bit skinny...haha!
But, I hope his imperfection just adds to his charm :o)
For the paper project, I decided on a collage. I decoupaged patterned papers and used acrylics to add more color. The stamps that I carved were used to add a subtle wave pattern to the water and the tail stamp was cut out from cardstock and adhered under one of the layers of water....along with a surfacing friend that I made from cardstock also.
Of course, I used glitter...heehee!
I framed the piece in pieces of sea glass and added a ribbon for hanging.
Fun to do something different every now then.
All my best to you...thank you for checking back in with me...it tickles me to be able to share my projects with someone besides the cats!