Last July I trotted along to my first ever screenprinting class and kept up with Bespoke Atelier through Facebook. One day, they posted up a blog review from another blogger who had attended the workshop and I started reading Olive Dragonfly. Move forward to a few weeks ago when Olive Dragonfly contributor Roz posted her introductory post and mentioned that she was signing up to a HeartSwap being organised by Anna over at Skin and Blister.
Now, any observant person will notice that my blogging has become sporadic at best in recent times as I have been focusing on my studying. This swap seemed like the perfect opportunity to ‘meet’ other bloggers and do something a bit fun at the same time!
I signed up and – was assigned Roz! Very very excited I was, although quite worried as Roz seems like such a gorgeous glamourpuss and I am very much not. I eventually put together a wee tote bag with some odds and sods including heart kirby grips, a Mother of Pearl photo frame and this butterfly picture, which I made myself.
This really wasn’t difficult to do – the most awkward part really was drawing up a template for the positioning of the butterfly punch-outs. I took heavy inspiration from ideas I’d seen on Pinterest and used a butterfly punch only because my dragonfly punchouts were too narrow to hide the sticky pads mounting them to the background. I went with predominantly purple as Roz had said in her questionnaire that this was her favourite colour. My main concern was that colour matching definitely isn’t my strong point and although I was hoping for an ombre effect I felt I didn’t quite manage to achieve what I was thinking. Overall I’m still really pleased with it though – and Erica loved it so much it nearly ended up in her bedroom instead!
What do you think?
This post was written by Vonnie on February 24, 2013