Thursday, September 29, 2011

A present for Paula B, owner of A Scrapbook Store and More in Pt St Lucie, on the one year anniversary of her store. A new venture is always a "leap" and Paula's is working out great! I love her store and am wishing her continued super success.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lovely in Lace Altered Book

My first adventure in "altered book" design using my hand dyed lace, Webster's paper, Distress Inks, Copic Markers, a Prima Branch, florist's green coated wire  and self-adhesive pearls...'s some detail...

...the lace flowers were carefully removed from a vintage wedding dress I found in a thrift store and then colored with Lipstick Natural (E04), Pale Pink (RV10) and Pink (RV11) Copic markers.
I wish I had done this in a shadow box!
Here's my first shadow box...
...I did this for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. I printed their picture on fabric then silk embroidered my mother's bouquet, her veil, my dad's bow tie and boutonniere; then I mitered bridal lace over a silver silk moire frame I made and added some embellishments including the cross my mother wore on her wedding day. A labor of love.