Friday, December 17, 2010

On The 12th Day of Christmas...

My True Love Gave To Me:

12 Lords A Leaping
Robin Carr
Red Robin Lane
The last Day Of Christmas (12 Leaping Lords) is from Robin Carr of Red Robin Lane.  Isn't is great?  The middle section is actually raised and, to me, looks like a stamp.  It's really pretty.  I'm bummed that this is the last ATC for this Bliss Angels 12 Days of Christmas ATC Swap!  I want to thank Wendy for hosting this swap as well as all the artists who shared their awesome ATCs!  This has really been an amazing way to "meet" great artists!

Wendy also hosts the Blissfull ATC Swap every month.  So, if you are interested in participating in an ATC swap, pop over and check it out.  Every month is a different theme, chosen by Wendy.  December's theme is "Angels."  A few posts back, I showed you the ATC I received from Penny, but I didn't show you the ATC I sent her.  So, here it is:

Blissfull ATC Swap
December 2010
January's theme is Snow/White.  Hmm...the possibilities are endless!

I'm excited to announce....insert drumroll here...that I will be hosting the Dress Up Challenge beginning in January!  Margaret from Alice and Camilla began and graciously hosted this project throughout 2010.  I first became aware of this project through Anna at Frosted Petunias.  Her dresses inspired me to get involved.  It has been a wonderful monthly event where artists have created 12 gorgeous, and distinctly different, dresses made mostly of paper.  Margaret has decided to "retire" from hosting this challenge and she has approved me as new host.  I'm excited and a bit nervous about this!  I plan to start the Project in January and similar to the ATC swaps, have a monthly theme to each dress.  What do you think about an Art Within Art Theme?  Pick an artist, and design your dress around that style.  For example, if you were to pick VanGogh as the artist, design your dress around one of his peices, or Vincent himself.  Sound fun?  Let me know what you think.  Here is a "in progress" button for the Project.

By the way, Anna is hosting what looks to be a fun challenge beginning in January called The Artful Bag Challenge.  I plan to participate. How about a bag to match my dress each month!!!

Have a super weekend!  Stay warm!




Jingle said...

I heard about the Dress event from Electra and I would love to participate this year!!! Your theme idea sounds great!

Heather said...

what awesome ATC you have gotten the last few days. Every one of them is wonderful. Good luck with the new challenge! I may be brave an attempt one.

Simply Debbie said...


Linda said...

That sounds interesting...

Sandy Ang said...

So happy that Dress Up is going to continue. Looking forward to your themes each month. And that button looks great!

Margaret said...

Fab Angela! love your button too! I just know you and Anna are going to have a lot of fun with these projects! Mx

Frosted Petunias said...

Angela I'm so excited! I just found out from Sandy. Should be a fun year for us! :)


Frosted Petunias said...

Just saw the it!! I love the Art winthin Art idea too and yes I'd love to match them to my bags! I'm so excited.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on taking over the Dress Up Project. I had already decided not to participate next year, then read you are taking it over. I wish you the very, very best with this project. It sounds like a fun one.

neora chana said...

Ihave not done something like this before, but amvery interested. Where can I find 'the rules' or guidelines? Or will you be posting them? Thanks.

Blossom inch said...

i want to join, count me in please.


Suz said...

I have loved the Dress Up project and think your idea is magnificent! If I do not join in, I will certainly be a happy observer!


ARTful Wings said...

I can't wait to join in this year- the theme sounds brilliant Polly

Karen said...

WHOOO, well done Angela!!! I love the idea of being inspired by artists...will you be selecting the artists or artworks for inspiration???

Just looking & you have so many questions here...poor you, xxx

Have a wonderful Christmas my lovely xxx

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

So excited that dress up will continue in 2011 I have my January and February dresses ready to post.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This is a fabulous idea!!! I want to participate...will there be a template?

Jennie said...

I'd love to particpate in the Dress Up challenge! I've been following Sherry over the last year and became hooked!!!

Count me in!

Best wishes and high hopes,
Jennie and the Pekes

milqin said...

I am happy to continue the project Dress Up and would like to take part

Steph said...

I found this challenge in April last year, brought a Maya road dreass form album to use and then never started!!!!

Was going to have a go this year, even if on my own, but I see you have taken on the challenge! YAY!

I have already made my Jan Dress

but would still love to join in with you even if I don't follow the artist theme if that is ok