Comment: Hello and sorry for my very delayed rating:/
The artist book is gorgeous! The cover is really beautiful and I love resin casts, so the three-dimensional nuclear warhead is a great detail. Your use of color is striking and all the tentacle illustrations made me squee! I've never tried that technique of blacking out words and creating a story with what's left seen, and you're able to do it so well. Thank you so much for the extra smaller images too.
Response: You're so welcome, I really really enjoyed making your book :)
Comment: Beautiful card-love the colors and the envelope too. Thanks for all the extras of your past altered text projects and the bits and pieces for me to use in future projects-wonderful partner-thanks for sharing
Response: Really glad you liked it :) thanks for the heart x
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and the extra goodies. It was very much appreciated. I love both your ATC and the 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 found text art as well; they are gorgeous! Thanks again for everything!
Response: You're very welcome - thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: They arrived!! Sometimes shipping is awfully slow to me, but fast the other way round. They are wonderful, rainbow inchies that will become part of a big mural of inchies. Thank you for the xtra too!
Response: hi - oh I'm so pleased! thank goodness for that! thanks for letting me know and so glad you liked them :) Thanks for the heart too :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the fantastic steampunk ATC. I also love the note card you made. Very creative. I love steampunk and especially love the jewellery. I would like to make some myself at some stage but it is very hard to source the different bits to make an interesting piece. Not so much history here in New Zealand.
Response: Thanks! Glad you liked it :) If you would ever like to do a private swap so I can send you some steampunk craft bits then let me know :)
Comment: WOW. Just WOW. Beautiful PC. AWESOME!!!! I totally love it and your connection to the brain is fascinating! Thank you so much for sharing with me! Thank you for the beautiful art, the awesome note, and the super cool extras! THANK YOU!!!!
Response: hi - you're welcome! Glad you liked it all - hope we can have more anatomy swaps soon!
Comment: Fran! You simply rock. You are a very talented artist and this is by far my favorite altered text ATC. I LOVE the skull on it and I love your technique with vellum (or at least I think its vellum) Thank you also for all the extras and the envie rocked too! I look foward to more swapping with you, I like that you put effort into your swaps!
Response: hi Jenny - you're so welcome! Really glad you liked it - thanks for the heart and for hosting this awesome series of swaps!
Comment: Fran! I love you!!! Thanks SO much for such a wonderful package!!! All the envies rock, they will all be put to good use! I just love these swaps. I also loved how you wrapped everything. This is how I swap as well, so its nice to get it back sometimes:) Lily also says thank you!!
Response: hi Jenny - really glad you liked them, I'm so addicted to making envies hee hee! Glad Lily liked the pencil, my friend's daughter loves HK too and tells me the best places to buy it from ;)
Comment: OMG WOW.... what a beautiful motherload of a package...the envelope was adorable...the altered red ATC OMG i love the larger font print on it... beautiful...thank you for the extra book pages, for the wonderful postcard and WOW WOW to the beautiful extra altered text postcards.. i dont know how you created them but they are to die for...thank you so much for this extra special package.. i loved it all....
Response: Hi! You're so welcome :-D Really glad you liked it all - thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Fran, How lucky am I to get you again? I just have to tell you that after I received your work for the book page 2 ATC. I was so in awe of your work that I looked up your site and I was anxious to try my hand at this so I signed up for this "Altered Test" I must have experimented at least 12 times and still found it very hard. Thank you so much! I love your work! and I love the envelope and the card and the extras and your ATC! I have your things displayed in my room and I show everyone that comes over your work :) Again, awesome! and Thank you!
Response: Hi! So so glad you liked it! I'm really loving this series of swaps - I've not had a colour theme to work to before and I'm enjoying it. It's quite hard to start with, but feels more 'natural' over time, finding the words on the page. I first started off making 'collage poems', cutting out strings of words from newspapers and magazines and experimenting that way. Enjoy!
Comment: Fran Your Awesome! I feel like its my Birthday! You were a great partner to have! Your work is fantastic! I am in AWE! Thank you so so much! and for all the extras too, oh my gosh you are super! I am sorry it took me so long to rate. I have been away for the past three weeks visiting my kiddos!
Again many thanks you are awesome! I am going to check out your site for sure! :)
Response: Thanks! Really glad you liked it - I'm so addicted to making work this way - it's a sort of life diary for me - thanks for the heart :-)
Comment: I love the postcards, they are awesome and everything else too. Thank you sooo much. I hope you host this swap again.
Response: hi Helen, thanks, I was really pleased with how that one came out - I'm trying to do one for a card for my friend's wedding at the moment too - it's all love themes here! Thanks for the heart :-)
Comment: oh my god fran! one heart is not enough , thank you so much! it was an amazing package and made my day!!!!!!!
you have now cinvinced me that i need to get into making my own resin charms I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!
Response: hi Georgie - sooo glad you liked it all :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautifully made card, ixykix! I was very intrigued by the techniques you used in making it - I love the laminated top to it. Makes the card super durable, kind of like a badge of sorts! Thank you also for the elegant extras. I've been a bit disappointed with the quality of swaps I've been receiving, but yours truly reflected the thought and care that evokes what handmade is truly about. :D
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you liked it :-)
Comment: Thanks! My kids are still getting used to seeing me alter pages -- and they know it's only from hurt books.
Response: You're welcome! It's funny isn't it - drawing on book pages and then explaining to kids about how it's ok with damaged books! My friend's kids all know what I do with old books and know I don't draw on 'good' books!
Comment: Fran: How wonderful it was to open the envelope and find the treasures inside! You are very talented indeed....I love the ATC....You have been added to my list of artists who inspire me....Many hearts to you!
Response: You're very welcome!! So glad you liked it - I can't stop doing work in Altered Text - it's such an addiction! Thanks for the heart :-)
Comment: I am honored to be the partner of someone with so much background in Altered text!! Wow fran you are a special artist!! I know your books must be fantastic..100 pages is a lot of work ( and fun, too, I imagine) I find myself quite taken with the whole process and have made quite a few--the more I make the more I seem to want to make so yes, I would say an addiction has formed...Thanks for the steampunkkI do like it so much--I have not quite figured out a direction to take my steampunk but meanwhile I am hoarding all the bits.....thats for adding to my wonderful stash!!! Many Thanks Fran---beautuful ATC...â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥â™¥
Response: Thanks so much!! I'm so glad you liked it :-) Thanks for the heart it means a lot!
Comment: I really love your creativity!! I gave you a heart because I felt like you put a lot of heart into the necklace you created! Thank you so much. It's beautiful. And bold! Continue creating :)
Response: Thanks! I really enjoyed making it! I love creating jewellery from recycled and reclaimed items - I'm such a hoarder so it's a good job I have things to make with it all!
Thanks for the heart! :-)
Comment: Wow! Do you create these wonderful cards? That is exactly what I like! The colours and how you use book pages... Thank you very much! For the book suggestion, too. "Vurt" looks rather crazy and sounds as if I might like it!
Response: hi, thanks, yes the card is a page from one of my own books, really glad you liked it!
Comment: I really hope I'm rating the right swap now (no note with the stamps), but I'm crossing my fingers and saying thanks =)
Response: hi - sorry about that - yes that was me! I hadn't realised about putting a note in as I'm still quite new to this - but I will remember to do so next time! thanks for rating me - hope you enjoy the stamps :-)