Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hearts & More Hearts...International Polymer Clay Swap

I participated in an International Polymer Clay Swap on Facebook (Jan/Feb) which had to do with HEARTS! I know I took a long break from posting anything on my blog. I have been trying to get inspired which is always a problem at the beginning of the year for me, so participating in swaps sure helps get the creative mojo going. Our group took a vote to mail packages earlier this time around, on the count of some of the packages took a long time to get to their partners last time. The group wanted our partners to receive their packages before Valentine's Day since our theme had to do with hearts for February! My partner for the swap happened to be the sweet Katie Oskin from KatersAcres. Katie has a wonderful website/blog which offers free polymer clay tips and tutorials. Her figurines are adorable and just make you smile! I absolutely love what Katie sent me. Her creation was made using a technique that I have been wanting to try...PC Faux Applique and Embroidery (I took a class from Penni Jo Couch on this technique). Katie has done a wonderful job using this technique...absolutely love it!  Please checkout her website for fun polymer clay tips and tutorials here.

Katie's Twinchie (PC tile) and Heart

The Twinchie and Heart came in this cute little bag

This is what I sent Katie using a little of the Crazy Heart Tutorial from Randee Ketzel for my heart inspiration and a cute "gimmie hugs" stamp for the bracelet and Twinchie (PC tile).

I hope you enjoyed looking at our creations! I wish you all could view the other beautiful creations. Some are being posted on various blogs (besides Facebook), so I hope you can catch a few glimpses...look for International Polymer Clay Swaps in the title posts. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!