My sister and Randy both joined in the journal swap, but for work reasons, did not have a chance to make pages yet, so had to drop out of the main trading. We will be exchanging sets later on when they get caught up.
I decided to give Sissy a head start on her journal by adding some trims and backgrounds, as well as making the cover in her favorite color, aqua blue. Although, the vintage, flocked wallpaper I had to work with was more blue than aqua, it came close enough.
I used aqua in all of its shades, from more greenish to deeper bluish.
This is a background page for her, made of old, old, old netting with sequin trim over wallpaper then trimmed in hand dyed velvet ribbon topped with 4 MOP buttons. The buttons were then foofed up with ancient, ribbon roses.
All she has to do is glue down a picture or whatever she wants and this page is finished.
Here is a completed layout, with wallpaper background, and a photo of the three of us under a hole cut into a postcard from 1910.
There is another picture of us at the bottom of the post card.
While we aren't exactly the Crawley sisters, we are wearing their hats. I cut the hats right off of Sybil, Mary, and Edith from this photo and glued them onto our own heads and embellished them.
Each book in the swap, got two coloring pages. I gave Sissy the two to do herself, but also colored the three sisters on one of them and cut it out from the rest of the page to glue onto decorative paper for her to use in the book.
Her cover is slightly different than the rest, I added the flowers to the front instead of tying them to the ribbons. I'm not sure which style I liked best, both turned out pretty.
And her book has a colorful rhinestone instead of clear ones on the "clasp".