Also, I am in the mood to seriously CLEAN HOUSE. After all the turmoil lately, I feel the need for freshness. So, my clearance in the Boutique and Etsy is amped up.
You have to go to the Boutique from this link:
And you will get 60% off with the code word January.
Use the same code word, January to get 60% off in the Etsy shop.
When I was invited to be a part of a round robin group, I almost said no. I thought I didn't have time, but I am glad I made it work! It has honestly been fun to do, and I am very excited about the art I will get in return too.
This is my latest page for Lisa's book. Hers has more of a theme than mine does, and Beth's most recent page for this book was really interesting, the "heroine" of Lisa's story got married on Beth's last creation.
So, on mine, I decided to send her on a honeymoon.
I found a photo in an ad from a very old Vogue of a young lady in lingerie looking into a mirror. I cut her away from the mirror, glued it onto old text over frayed and faded red velvet torn from the cover of a tattered photo album, and then used one of the photo mats over it.
To the topside of the mat, I glued the girl. The mirror is slightly tucked under the edge of the mat, so you don't see the shape of where she had been snipped away.
To give the mirror some sparkle, I outlined the frame in Stardust Gelly Roll gold ink, and rubbed it away with my fingertip, so it left a subtle sparkle. I filled in the glass part of the mirror with Diamond Glaze, for a shiny finish.
I thought the girl looked like a young bride, giddy and in love waiting for her new husband to come to her.
As its seen in the book, following the other pages, I hope the story is clear.
Most of Lisa's book, as well as all of ours in the swap, are "low color". But Lisa set the stage for introducing red with the quilt scrap she used on the back of her own page. And Beth had used a hint of red in the heart she crocheted on the back of hers.
So, I think that the tattered red velvet won't be too much for the book. The back of my page is the center one pictured. I think that it will have a nice flow with the others.
I haven't had a heck of a lot of time to create lately. I've been trying to get my Birdsong Two projects together, though (still need to work on one of them!) plus the other stuff going on around here, I've been out of it as far as pretty-making goes.
But when Lisa placed an order in my shop, I wanted to wrap her purchase up nicely, and ended up sewing this pouch, then decking it out with, well, honestly, with some stuff laying on my desk. Well, you know, if you only use things you like, and only use good stuff, then the scraps that are laying around are usually worth using too!
I know Lisa uses "the Good Stuff" too. She's made up this fairy assemblage for Birdsong Two, and it looks like she has picked out some winners to use in her kits. (she makes great kits, I was in one of her classes, wow)
I'd love to see you at Birdsong Two.
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