Saturday, December 31, 2016

MMSA Ornament Exchange

Around Thanksgiving, my friend, A, pointed me towards a paper ornament exchange from the Mail Me Some Art blog. The exchange required participants to make 1 to 3 relatively, flat paper ornaments. However many you made, you would receive the same number in return. Easy enough and making three paper ornaments wasn't going to be time consuming as envelope exchanges where you would get a list of 7 to 12 participants.

I blogged earlier about the ornaments I made.

I received three lovely ornaments in return. Sadly, two of the participants didn't include any contact information. So I can't show the ornaments they made.

Rose kindly included her email address and gave me permission to post her work. She said she enjoys art journaling so her ornament is a mini journal. The little booklet when closed measures 3 inches by 4 1/4 inches. So precious. The cover is flocked paper. Reminds me of old-fashioned wallpaper and is soft to pet.

Inside cover and decorative page. The star has been stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder. The decorative paper looks flocked, but is not.

Inside pages have been rubber stamped. The angel has been delicately hand colored and edged with gold mica powder, I think. The angel sparkles in the light.

The back cover page with Rose's contact information blotted out. The booklet is sewn together with gold thread and a gold hang cord has been added so it can be displayed on the Christmas tree.

Thank you, Rose for the ornament. It makes a nice addition to my ornament collection.


  1. Looks like some work but you got some wonderful pieces back in return! Nice. I want to thank you for the Dr Who link at BBC America. Streamed it later last night and I enjoyed it. Interesting that this years was set in NY. Happy New Year!

    1. Yes, they were lovely pieces. I'm planning on participating in another exchange in February.

      Glad you got to see the Christams special. Several Doctor Who episodes take place in New York. I thought from Angels Take Manhatten, there was a time anomaly that prevented The Doctor (11) from going back there. Maybe it was just in 11's time stream. And truthfully, with the story line paying homage to Superman where else would you find a super hero than in Metropolis? Happy New Year!

  2. What a shame people don't share their work. Everything I make now has my contact information (which is my blog). If I were you, I would contact the host and request the names and blogs/e-mail addresses of the two artists who didn't provide contact information. Surely the host kept good records.

    I thought the ornaments you made were fantastic. I haven't seen flocked paper in at least ten years. I didn't know they still made it. I remember you could buy the embossing flocking, but I haven't seen it in awhile, either. So, you got a real gem there, CJ.

    Enjoy those ornaments, even if you can't show them. Have a memorable and safe holiday as you welcome in 2017.

    1. I did contact the host, but she didn't have any contact information. I think she's starting to collect names and email addresses. And even if she was able to contact the participants, it was no guarantee that they would give permission for their work to be shown.

      I know. Lucky me!

      You and the kitties have a wonderful holiday too.

  3. So beautiful!! What a great idea! Happy New Year!!! Big Hugs!

    1. Yes, Rose did lovely work. Happy New Year to you, too.