I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I took part in a journal prompt lollipop stick swap. I was going to post this when I received mine but then decided it would be too photo heavy so I'll post mine now and the other one later for you to see what my partner does.
I'm so glad I bought the wider sticks as the thinner ones would have been a pain to write on.
The first half I decided to do a dark style theme as I just can't help it. The problem I found is that the colours bleed because of it being a natural wood so when I stamped the building it looked like a blob of black. I ended up making it an even bigger blob of black because it reminded me of going into the countryside and always seeing at least one deserted but interesting building. Also though some people always have that one house in their street that they think is haunted. I went over it in yellow fluorescent to highlight the building a little, it was much darker for real but not so obvious on here and it looked so eerie.
As I didn't know who my partner was I decided to make a cute one too but that was a big mistake as when partners were assigned it turned out my partner doesn't like cute but especially not teddy bears! Eek! I sent it anyway and said that if she really didn't like it I'd remake it as I have plenty of sticks left.
I had to make a container of some kind to store them in, I had planned on decorating an envelope but the sticks wouldn't have fit so I used this hair band which I've never used but own for some reason. I cut it in half and sewed the bottom. I couldn't be anymore creative as the postage would have been sky high as it already cost me nearly £4 to send this. My brother posted a few packaged on Thursday for me including this and wouldn't be quiet about the cost of everything! Its one of the reasons I hardly swap on swap-bot anymore because majority of the partners are from the U.S and Regional swaps are so limited in what you can do. Anyway I now have to keep my fingers crossed that my partner will be happy with everything.
I can't wait for next month when I can share my next project but also I don't want it to come as it will mean I'll be another year old and Ramadan but it will bring the summer holidays at least!
Did you have a good weekend?