Monday, July 18, 2011

Marie style french journal

The cover made from vintage linens and lace and embroidery. This is a swap with an on line friend Kelly Deal at dreaming of vintage.
Streets of Paris pages, I thought this might be something you would see at the Paris fair. The pocket on the right has a mini album in it for more tags, ephemera, photos, and such it is a double pocket so small tags can be added in the front pocket behind the bike.
Here you see the inside page that set the theme for the journal, a picture of Marie, and the pocket on the left holds a tag with the Eiffel tower on it.
Notice the lovely cut work on the right hand side, it was part of a napkin that was stained and worn, I used the good part to make the page. On the left is another pocket decorated with handcrafted flowers, the pocket holds another mini journal, that makes 2 extra journals in the album.
I wanted it to be pretty for Kelly when she opened the box so I tied a 3" ribbon around the journal and added a pretty rose. And yes she did like it.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Marie style match box

My first match box. When I was invited to join a match box swap on my online art group I had never heard of decorating match boxes. So I thought I best try it out before I joined and had a partner to please with what I sent.

I made a baby one to go inside the mama.I thought for a first effort it turned out well. You can see the one I sent my partner in an earlier post. It is the yellow and blue one. I know it is a bit out of order, but I thought it pretty enough to share.

a close up of the baby match box. I really like it.