Angel Shrine Swap (and the beginning of Christmas Goodies)
I've tracked down lots of beautiful embellishments in anticipation of the new swap. Plus there are 4 new collage sheets.
Angel Shrine Swap
Here's a bit of the info from the Swap Specs (that's a link to the Yahoo Group, where you can also sign up for the swap):
Theme and Requirements:
Decorate ONE gorgeous, golden Angel Shrine and receive another in return! You are required to use the Mini Dashboard Shrine (more on that below). You are also required to use at least one Alpha Stamps angel image (collage sheet image or rubber stamp) and "something gold" (could be Dresden or Gold Leaf or Rub 'n Buff).
Need inspiration? Check out the Angel Shrine Swap Gallery!
Fabulous sample artwork by Design Team Members Teri Calia and Kristin Batsel.
4 New Collage Sheets
- Art Nouveau Angels
Beautiful Art Nouveau angels from paintings and tapestries, sized for 2-slide Slide Mailers (but will work well for ATCs, too).
- Angel Musicians
Festive images... angels playing lutes to violins to keyboards (is that a clavichord?). I especially like the angel that looks a bit like the cowardly lion (but I'm a bit odd).
- Angel Shrines
A mix of angelic images... from a musician to marching to battle (and a couple images of the Annunciation). Sized for Shelf Shrines (but will work well for ATCs, too). Artwork by Design Team Member Shannon Sawyer, also using Gold Halo Dresden and Mini Rosette Dresden Borders.
- Angel Slide Mailers
Another mix of angelic images, including one of my favorite paintings of the Archangel Michael. (And why is the Michael the patron saint of grocers?) Also has a couple angels taken from paintings of the Annunciation. Beautiful image transfer onto fabric by Design Team Member Lynn Stevens.
Mini Dashboard Shrine Kit
(Used in both of the swap samples at the top of this page.)
Small, laser-cut masonite shrine kit (3-5/8" tall when finished - that's including the rounded top facade; the inside of the box area is 2-1/16 x 2-5/8").
Gold Metallic Mini Braid
Very soft considering the metal content.
Rub 'n Buff - Antique Gold
An oldie but still invaluable. Just use your finger or a soft brush to add a vintage wax metallic look to any project. Artwork by Design Team Member Shannon Sawyer, also using the Angels we have heard on high... Rubber Stamp Set and Gold Zig Zag Dresden Borders.
Navy Satin Ribbon w/Gold Edge
Artwork by Design Team Member Shannon Sawyer, also using 1/4" Sheer Iridescent Ribbon and a Ornate Brass Teardrops.
Brown Pleated Velvet Ribbon
The color is somewhere between cocoa and taupe.
Gold Dresden Altar Set
Beautiful little set of 2 church/altar frames plus halos, putti, and assorted leaves (feathers?). The widest one (the one on the left) is almost 2-1/2" wide. Used extensively on Teri's angel shrine at the top left of this page.
Dresden Frame & Corners
Tiny little set with one rectangular frame and 8 photo corners.
Prayer Cards are small images of Christian saints or other entities that are distributed primarily to members of the Catholic Church. They often are imprinted with a sample prayer on the reverse, They may be tucked in one's wallet or purse, pinned to a car's windshield visor, or placed on an altar for contemplation while burning candles. These 12 cards are 2" x 3-1/2" (so just shy of ATC size).
Gold Baroque Border Strips
Each strip approx. 1/2" wide. Eight 7" long strips per package.
Glittered Madonna Dresden Scraps
6" x 9" sheet. Die-cut and embossed and highlighted with silver glitter. Imported from Germany.
Pearl Mixes in Tins
Exclusive mixes of cultured fresh-water pearls (dyed) and imported Czech glass beads (packaged in metal/glass jeweler's tins). Beautiful, rich colors:
champagne, olive, blue, copper or garnet.