A few weeks ago Shane Pollard at
and I decided we would create a swap with each other as
Shane was preparing a book of collages
from some of her blogging friends
she wanted to include some of my artwork too
which was so very sweet of her.
We agreed on two single pages with a French theme
so I searched for some lovely French Vintage
women that I could create as
I used a variety of vintage upholstery and chiffon
fabrics, vintage, knitting yarn and newer laces as well as
The second page here shows a stamped fleur-de-lis pattern
on plain Dupion silk.
Now Shane has the option of including
these as single pages
placing them back to back.
I have collaged both of these pages
onto burlap for firm support.
And in just the last couple of days
came this gorgeous package
French gift wrapping paper
the sweetest pages created by Shane.
Isn't this just the prettiest image?
Not to mention this beautiful second page
collaged with the most beautiful
little flower girl - basket and all!
There is a real earthiness in this little girl
surrounded by these lovely vintage laces!
And on the back of this page Shane
created an organza and lace pocket
which contained these two vintage cards -
one was a French stamped postcard and
the other displaying some pretty lavender.
Also in the parcel was a selection of
these pretty fabrics and laces
which Shane knows I will so love to create with!
Thank you dear friend - it has been a pleasure
working on these pages with you and I
hope I get to see the whole
in the near or distant future!!!
Thank you to all of my dear followers for always popping in to
see what I have been up to and for leaving such
precious comments here!
You know how to put a smile on one woman's face!
With love, Suzy xxx♥