Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Puzzling Dilemma........

I'm hosting a swap over at paperartistsonline and I spent the week end finishing up my pieces for it. I decided to go for a Tim Holtz inspired theme on mine and I have fallen in love with that new resist paper of his. I used an entire sheet on each piece. I love how it takes the distress ink so well and the resist just POPS! 
I also used some cutout images from the DCWV paper stack Tattered Time, another paper I'm finding I love to play with. When I was up visiting my crafty friends in Washington I got to use the big clock die and the tattered flowers die so I added some of those to some of the pieces too. They were cut from Club Scrap pops.

I also got to use a whole bunch of new ideology doodads that I've been dying to try. Those little light bulbs take alcohol ink beautifully and the little chain dangles remind me of pendulum clock chains.

And now for the dilemma--WHICH ONE DO I KEEP!!!!! In hosting this swap, I get to look at each and every one of these beautiful works of art (there are 48 in all), but I also have to decide which one's to swap out and which one's I get to keep. I only get 3 plus one of my own and I want them ALL!!!


  1. Oh wow Rachelle, loving these jigsaw pieces, terrific texture and so full of interest. Happy swapping, Annette x

  2. Love them all but the third one down with the man is my favorite!

  3. These are all terrific - I can hardly wait to get my packet :)

  4. Wow Rachelle, these are AMAZING, each one a lovely little work of art!!!

  5. Rachelle, these are fabulous. Wish I was in this swap!!!