Monday, July 19, 2010

Let's all Sing like the birdies...

Sing, tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet. {Whistling now} Can you tell I am jonesing for some good ol' Disneyland Tiki room and a yummy Dole Whip?  Ha ha!

This week I played over at the Midnight Madness Sketch by Priscilla Styles. And I played and played and played.  How's this for some color?  I almost titled this post, "Embrace Color," but then I couldn't resist giving you a little tune for your day.

Close-up of the layers:

This card opens up twice.

With the main image showing through 2 different windows.

Entirely open:

Close up of the layered image.

I told you I played and played.  And boy oh boy, man oh man did I have fun!  Enjoy!  Happy Monday y'all!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ooh La la Cavallini Banner

The sheet of Cavallini paper for my July Mystic Paper kit looked so pretty hanging on the wall in my bedroom I decided to create a home dec piece with it.  Sheri and Jenna will post their projects soon, so be sure to drop by their blogs too.  :0)

The mini vintage posters on my paper were perfect for a banner, but I put a twist on a traditional banner by making it 4 connected tiers.
 A wide shot:

Closer up:

I added lots of ink and glimmer and stickles and a little bit of paper to make the already beautiful paper really pop!

Look at these cool gold tags from Mystic.  I hung mine on some seam binding and a Tim Holtz saftey pin (hidden here) and paired it with a tag I made from a scrap of the Cavallini paper.  Isn't she cute?

Seam binding streamers give the project some soft texture, and hold it all together.  {{Big sigh}}  I am in love with this banner.  It was hard to send it away with my husband this morning.  He is dropping it off at Mystic Paper today for everyone to enjoy, okay, okay I'll share the love. . . but did you notice I put my name on it.  Hee hee, I just realized that.

The view from my pillow:

Thanks for stopping by to see my pretties.  I just love to share and hear what y'all think too.  Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

French Ephemera Swap Page

I recently participated in a French Ephemera Swap on my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group.  I mailed kits of material, like ribbon roses, lace, fabric, images and more to two different partners (mine were Rhonda and Cathy.)  Then they each mailed me a kit also.

Then we were supposed to use our kits to create a Marie book.  It's been fun opening and reopening my boxes and reveling in the pretties, but I finally sat down and did my first page.  I'm sure the book in it's entirety would have a much more stunning effect, but I could not wait to share this.  :0)

Here is the front: 
I couldn't decide between a paper and chipboard or soft textile pages.  I was dying to try a fabric book, but Rhonda had sent me loads of beautiful paper ephemera.  Eventually I decided to go for it with a mixture of both.  The grey and cream fabric from Rhonda made for a perfect start.

I glued both this paper gardenia (from Cathy) and the paper image of Marie right down to my fabric with Beacon's 3 in1 glue.  I was a bit nervous about possibly destroying the fabric, but it worked perfectly.

A pretty ribbon rose and buttons from Rhonda gave my page the perfect touch.

A peek at the cool script fabric underneath the lace.

In order to make the quilting work I had to do the back side at the same time as the front.  So here is what I came up with: 
I added the pink background fabric, but everything else was from my two partners.

Rhonda sent the rose fabric (cut all cute with pinking shears) and the image, and Cathy sent the cool organza bag which I made into a see-through pocket.
Boy, I sure had fun with this.  The next page I do will be a paper chipboard page.  Stay tuned.  :)

Friday, July 02, 2010

July Mystic Kit

Look at what I got to pick up yesterday!!  My July kit for Mystic Paper is a sheet of the beautiful Cavalini paper.  I got the Vintage Poster print, and ohmygoodness the colors are so RICH!!

Best of all we get free reign on the type of project!  Right now I have the huge sheet of paper hanging on my kitchen cabinets.  I am absorbing its beauty before I dive into my project.  Look at these close ups, GorGeouS!

Stop by Sheri and Jenna's blogs to see the cool Cavalini papers they got for their kits this month.  And stay tuned for my Cavalini