Today Miss Tiff & I went to the papercraft show in Brisbane
We got lots of new ideas and a few new supplies....
...had lunch at a French Cafe....
and really enjoyed a girls day out!
Needless to say I raced home to turn craft into some art!!!!!
The chipboard selection was fantastic. These little beauties instantly reminded me of something I had seen in the latest issue of Scrapbooking Memories where someone (sorry, I can't remember who) had collaged sewing patterns over a felted damask paper.
I thought I would love to try it for a little canvas, so I cut it to the paper to size and modge podged it to the canvas. Then I collaged the tissue pattern over the top. Next I embossed my chipboard mannequin (not the one above... I bought a few different ones) with black and positioned it to the left of the canvas.
Finally I added some lace trim at the bottom.
I really like the effect, although it is more brown than I thought it would be, so I have some experimenting to do still. But I couldn't wait to photograph it, so it may get lighter when it is dry!
When I was shopping at the new Kaisercraft outlet store at Robina I found a great little journal crying out to be decorated. They have a fantastic selection of chipboard products and supplies PLUS the staff are both lovely and helpful.
SO I painted my journal covers pink and pulled out some vintage music paper & german die cuts from my stash.....
I also collaged some favourite vintage bits and pieces on to the inside cover.
I used some letftover golden book pages to decorate the dividers....and used my victorian lace border punch to pretty up some edges.
I used more vintage music sheet (inking the edges with Tim Holts antique paper) to decorate the back cover.