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A Fun Art Swap...

I recently joined my first art swap!  It was hosted by Michele of Something Special and was called The Vintage Petite Jar Spring Swap!  We used small sized 8 oz. jars, altered them with a spring theme and filled them with vintage ephemera!  Thought I'd share the jar I sent to my swap partner.  I lined the jar interior with sheet music and topped the lid with burlap.  Bird and bee images from The Graphics Fairy were mounted onto cardstock, backed with sheet music, and added to a nest I filled with eggs and moss.  

 I entitled it "Birds of Spring", using a old sheet music graphic edged with photo corners, and placed it on wired ribbon...

The leaves are vintage velvet millinery pieces.

I added an old rhinestone to the bee's back and...

 adorned the bird with a little crown I made from an old glittered Christmas light reflector, and some little gems for a necklace.

Vintage game letters spelled it out...

It was so much fun participating!  I hope my partner will enjoy it and I'll share the jar I receive when it arrives!  Thank you, Michele for hosting the swap! 

I am joining The Graphics Fairy for Brag Monday

Until next time...Wishing you a blessed Easter...


  1. Linda,
    That is so adorable. You did a splendid job! Lucky lady to receive such a sweet gift. Happy Easter to you and family.
    Smiles, Alice

  2. fun art swap and yours is adorable...I pinned you.

  3. Welcome to the wonderful world of swapping Linda! You did a great job and I'm sure your partner will be thrilled!

  4. If she doesn't absolutely fall in love with it, something is wrong. You out did yourself ~ adorable!
    Connie :)

  5. Linda, this is adorable! Your swap partner will love it...if not she can send it my way! :)

  6. Oh, Linda. That is so cute. I love the little bird with the crown and necklace.
    How did your sale go last weekend? Have you been to the Idea House yet? I got lots of pictures but haven't done anything with them yet.
    Wishing you a Happy Easter.

  7. Oh Linda this is superbly done. Way to go. It is beautiful! I have enjoyed so much seeing all the jars done by the swappers. Nearly everyone I have seen so far has a bird either inside or out. Birds are definitely in! Love Your jar! I love the little crown on the bird's head!

  8. Only you would think of dressing up the little bird with a glittery crown and diamond necklace! I'm sure the recipient will be charmed.

    Happy Easter!

  9. Your jar is just adorable, Linda! I love, love, love it! The bird is so cute in her little crown and rhinestone necklace, and even a bit of bling for the bee, too! I know the recipient will be thrilled! I need to try my hand at creating one of these some day, thanks for sharing!!

  10. LOVE your swap jar!! Your are very creative and looks like Im 2nd in line for the jar if your swap partner doesn't like/want it! (LOL)
    Easter Blessings!

  11. Your swap partner will be very happy.... 100%.... no doubt about it!

    Happy Easter and thanks for visiting too btw


  12. Of course your swap partner will love it. How could she not? It is magnificent.

  13. I love altered art!! Yours is the best! That bird and scrabble letters work perfectly. Now, you need to make more stuff and sell them in your shop ;)
    Happy Easter to you and your Family!
    xxx Liz

  14. SUPER cute! I can't wait to see what you get from your swap partner.
    I saw your pin on pinterest of the glass frogs and...I ordered them!!! I love Theresa from The Old White House!

  15. Oh Linda! I love the little jar that you made. You're so brain would never be able to come up with something like that. I'm sure the lucky soul that receives your pretty piece will be thrilled. I can't wait to see what you get.

    Happy Easter to you.

  16. That is so pretty, I love it.
    Happy Resurrection Day!
    Hugs, Cindy

  17. That is gorgeous. You are so talented!

  18. Linda, your swap piece is fantastic, and adorable- I am so in love with it, dear. Love the fabolous bird, in her nest, and the bii so cute.
    Wish I had been your partner.

  19. Super cute and springy!

    New follower-popped over from Graphics Fairy!


  20. Hi Linda!

    I saw your creation on Karen's blog.....and I just had to come over here and tell you in person how much I love what you've made! It is so sweet...I always have such a soft spot for little birdies...I'm sure your swap partner will be thrilled with it.

    Thanks so much for sharing..and congrat's on the Brag feature! Have a great Monday, darling!

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

  21. linda,
    This is adorable and wonderful and even more fun seeing it on Brag Monday!!! I am so happy for you and will, of course, pin you!!!!
    Big hugs,

  22. This jar is nothing less than sweet, precious and adorable! Oh. I wish I had the talent to create something this wonderful.

  23. just adorable and inspiring!


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