|Artful Bag ATC by CuddlyBunny (Tracy)|
The Frosted Petunias Artful Bag challenge for April, ATC swap, has turned out to be a fun and exciting experience in sharing and kindness.
Shortly after signing up to join the swap, my first ever, I received a message from my partner, Jeanie Callaghan at All My Art.
We exchanged addresses, expressed our excitement and jumped in: Actually, I think Jeanie had planned ahead and was prepared with the gorgeous Asian-theme piece you see here ... complete with a lucky coin in the tiny bag! She also included in the mailing some wonderful papers and bits for own future ATC projects!
Unfortunately I was not so confident and spent a week or so just feeling very intimidated. In fact the photo of my piece was provided by the very patient Jeanie after I told her that in my nervousness I'd forgotten to photograph it before mailing.
|Artful Bag ATC by Jeanie at All My Art|
Anyhow, what I finally put together were a couple of ideas, including color and style preferences that Jeanie had expressed on her blog, along with my own ideas for an artful ATC bag.
Of course I had to use metal colored with alcohol ink as it's one of my favorite consumables at the moment, and a beaded handle that matches the beaded "tassle" border.
My ATC is an actual bag, rather than a piece including a bag, so I might have messed up that part of the challenge, but I'm happy with my first ATC project and am looking forward to the next swap coming up in August.
I'll start feeling intimidated again right around July 31.
Until then, see you around the Frosted Petunias Artful Bag Bungalow!