Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey

I had so much fun experimenting with the bargello technique as I worked in Amy's book this month.  Her book does not have a theme, so it allowed me to play with this idea I've had for awhile.  Playing off the title of E.L. James' best selling book "Fifty Shades of Grey," I began to pull all my pretty black, white and grey papers.  I used the bargello technique to showcase all of the pretty shades of grey.  I hope Amy likes it as much as I do!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Victorian Times

Lori's book has a Victorian theme.  I know that she loves lace, so this was an easy spread to do for her.  I stamped a faint lace pattern over the existing pages of the book (it was a blank book with ruled lines).  I used an aged crocheted doily for the background and then incorporated a simple tab pop-up for this image of a Victorian woman.  I framed the image with a scrap crocheted piece which I secured with mini brads.  I finished my spread by adding a few little Victorian trinkets for accent.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Got Humor?

Amy's book is all about humor...
I appreciate humor but I prefer subtle to slapstick.  Not too long ago, I saw this sign at the entrance to a jewelry store and it made me smile.  I just had to take a picture of it.  And what do you know?  It ended up serving as my inspiration for this book.  Now that's MY kind of humor!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lace Chunkies

This month, we explored "texture" as the theme of our chunky pages.  What could be more rich in texture than lace?  I created these lovely pages with my never-ending stash of lace scraps.  So much fun to make!