Gillian Allen/Japanese wrapped packet, insert tag
Gillian Allen/Japanese wrapped packet, insert card
Sue Debling Japanese card
Helga Strauss,Japanese Clipboard
Helga Strauss,Japanese Clipboard/detail
Helga Strauss,Japanese Clipboard/detail
Helga Strauss,Japanese Clipboard/detail
Gillian Allen Japanese wrapped package back
Gillian Allen Japanese wrapped package front
Kelly Wedding/Japanese tag
Kelly Wedding collected authentic Japanese newspapers, train tickets and seals for her tag collage
Helga Strauss covered clipboards with Japanese collaged imagery
and coated with Diamond Glaze. Included was a pack of Japanese ephemera. As they were all different I photographed two and include some larger details
Sue Debling: Japanese Card
The fan was stamped (The Stamping Ground)on to glossy card that has been coloured with re-inkers, with gold embossing ink and black glitter powder, then cut out. The bird (Heindesign) was stamped on to cedar wood from a cigar box, with gold embossing ink and jewelled gold powder then coloured with Radient Pearls, cut out and gold ink around the edge.These  were then mounted with a piece of Magic Mesh on to a green card that has been stamped with bamboo in Teal Encore ink. Bamboo stamp from All Night Media.
Gillian Allen: a wrapped and collaged Japanese package
including tag and card, enamelled effect stamp done by inking inkjet transparencies and embossing clear medium
on the back, partially covered with Japanese print paper, beads from Neals bead shop Covent Garden
raffia and Feng Shui leaf stamps by Art Accents, Stamp Francisco, Judykins- Japan Cube
Tag outer: Carin Andersson Somerset Images AsianMen
inner: All Night Media- Balinese Carp, Rubber Stampede-Primitive Sun,  Art Accents  Card inner Carin Andersson- Umbrella Girls Japanese Papers from Loose Ends
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Marie Skrotzki:Japanese Tag book
Marie Skrotzki:Japanese Tag book/inside
Marie Skrotzki:Japanese Tag book
Pauline Hampson:
Japanese Card
and Bookmark
Marie Skrotzki:detail/Japanese  artistamp
Pauline Hampson: Japanese Card
Pauline Hampson: bookmark insert
Pauline Hampson: Japanese Card/detail
Lyn Avedikian:Japanese Card
Lyn Avedikian:Japanese Card
Tara Ross:Japanese tin
Tara Ross:Japanese tin
Tara Ross:Japanese tin/inside
Lyn Avedikian:Japanese Card, Lyn's cards were all different and because I couldn't choose I scanned 3 of them
Tara Ross:Japanese tin:decorated with gold embossed sea glass and coin inside is a Geish and pendant
Janis Doucette Sexton:stamp credits: Chinese Calligraphy by All Night Media, Earth, Wind, Water and Fire characters by Hero Arts,
Japanese Maole Leaf  by Rubber Stamps of America, various handmade stamps
Neat idea from Janis
a couple of jig-saw pieces stuck together, varnished add a pin fastner on the back
Shauna Palmer: Japanese Box
Shauna Palmer: Japanese Box
Shauna Palmer: Japanese Box,detail
Shauna Palmer: Japanese Box
Janis Doucette Sexton/Japanese tag
Janis Doucette Sexton/ pin
Shauna Palmer: Japanese Papier Mache Box, embellished with red UTEE/PearlEx calligraphy symbol for Spring, dragonfly charm to symbolize longevity,
shrink art and glass beads.
Silver Moon: Japanese Notebook/detail
Silver Moon: Japanese Tag (extra)
Silver Moon: Japanese Notebook/stamp detail
Silver Moon: Japanese Notebook
Silver Moon: Japanese Notebook/back
Lyn Avedikian:Japanese Card
Fast Eyes:Japanese Mail Art,front
Fast Eyes:Japanese Mail Art,back
Fast Eyes:Japanese Mail Art,front detail
Fast Eyes:Japanese Mail Art, back detail
Fast Eyes:Japanese Mail Art,envelope and extra photos
Fast Eyes:Japanese Mail Art,Chinease Joss Paper
Fast Eyes:
Japanese Mail
Lanterns:  Just for Fun, 3 women, 1 1/2 cent stamp:  Queen of Stamps, Head of man with writing/ cancellations/etc:  Stampington
Girl with umbrella:  Stampington
Landscape in circle:  Limited Edition
Pine branch:  Om
Separate card:  Cartoon: Coffee Break Design.
Lucky? character:  Unknown
Fast Eyes:Japanese Mail Art,cartoon card
Marjorie Whitchu: Japanese Origami Paper
Silver Moon: Japanese Notebook front and back and extra tag
Marjorie Whitchu: Japanese Origami Paper unfolded
Marjorie Whitchu Japanese Circle folded into triangle
Helga Strauss,Japanese Clipboard
Somerset Studio inspired my first attempt at hostessing a swap,never did I realize the exceptional work I would receive.Such a great variety of innovative pieces, capturing the spirit of Japan and the Orient. Im pleased to be able to share it with you. And a Big Thank You to all who took part                                                        Gillian Allen February 2001
Background is Utamaro:
Great Love themes of
Classical Poetry