Sunday, August 14, 2011

Erte Fashion

I took a step back in time to complete my spread in Dee's "Victorian Era" book this round. I have always admired Erte, the art deco fashion designer. Over the past five years, I have managed to find an Erte calendar and I save the old ones for their fabulous artwork. They come in handy for spreads like this!
I selected four images which I copied onto cardstock and then cut out. I then embellished each figure with nail polish and nail gems! For my background, I had a fabric sample that had a very art deco feel. It was a loose weave and would fray easily if left unfinished. I took some lovely beaded trim (compliments of my sister-in-law) and sewed it to both sides. I took a different fringe trim for the bottom. The figures themselves are attached through the fabric background onto the pages of the book with various brads. Very simple, yet elegant.


  1. Very pretty! She will love these pages!

  2. Love Erte! These images are consummate art deco - love, love, love!

  3. Beautiful. I love these type of vintage things. :) Hugs, Francine