You might say this is a month early, but Cheerful Stamppad for Mixed Media artists is having a theme linkup for Thanksgiving and here's what I made. The base is part of a Thanksgiving card, then the rest is made up of calendar clippings, ribbons, doily, a golden leaf from a barrette someone gave me and was not my style, stamp pad ink, and acrylic paint. It's about 4.5 x 7 inches. I put a magnet on the back to hang it on the fridge. The lamp washed out the colors in the top left of the piece, it's a little darker irl. To view it larger, click on the image.
If you have something for Thanksgiving and want to add it to the blog, the linkup closes in about ten days.
Another blog I'd like to mention is, "the aceo challenge". This blog names a challenge theme to make an aceo for and then you add yours to the linkup. Aceo is 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches in any medium and is welcome. Votes for this blog challenge are made monthly by viewers. Come and see what the theme is and make an aceo if you like.
What do you do with the things you make that are made for these different themes? I read about swaps and atc trades, but if you're not listing to sell what you make, do you keep and display, store, throw away, donate, or something else? Just wondering.