Thursday, November 25, 2021

Merry and Bright Album

What a beautiful combination of Christmas tones with some lovely shades of blue, combine to make Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy Collection.  My favourite Christmas collection yet, from 49 and Market.

I really enjoyed putting this album together all ready for this season's family photos. The 6x8 papers from Peace and Joy made it so easy. Not to mention all the beautiful laser cuts and ephemera bits to match. 

I was a little hesitant to use the Foundations 2" Portrait Album in black but I love how it turned out. It really sets off the colours of the Paper range.

I began by picking which paper I wanted for the front, stuck in down then stuck papers to each page throughout the album except one, which I reserved for the Foundations Waterfall Enclosure 6x8 in Black. It's the perfect size for this album.

I cut paper to fit the cover of the waterfall enclosure then pieces for inside the enclosure leaving a little frame of black on the edges of each page. When cutting the paper I kept any little leftover strips to use to decorate pages. I also cut paper to add as pockets on pages to tuck tags and ephemera bits. I've even used pieces of ephemera as pockets also. From there I played with placement of the laser cuts and ephemera to decorate the pages of the album and the waterfall enclosure and stuck them down once happy. Tucking some lacey trim here and there. I just played until I felt I'd decorated enough. This included the Vintage Artistry Essentials Whitewash chipboard Frames and the Rub on transfers from Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy and  Vintage Artistry Noel, which glide on just like butter. 

I decorated the front of the album with more from the Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy  Ephemera Bits {I love those frames!!!} and laser cuts from the 6x8 Collection pack.  A sprig of berries, some Lacey Trim in White and paper flowers from Royal Posies and Majestic Bouquet in the colour Tomato. 

Peace and Joy Laser cuts
⮟⮝ Laser Cuts in Peace and Joy 12x12 Collection ⮝⮟
⮟⮝ Laser cuts from the 12x12 Pack ⮝⮟
Until Next Time
Happy Creating
Audrey x

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Something a little different for my current post for 49 and Market.

Recently I was looking my local thrift shop for a particular thing I was having trouble finding elsewhere and this little dress form just spoke to me. $2 and a little creative mojo began to come to mind. Mmmm,,, I could cover this with 49 and Market's washi!!

Here's a little guide to how I did it.

I love to colour 49's washi and as some of you have probably gathered one of my favourite colours is teal.

I coloured the washi before applying it to the form using water colour pencils. I only have a very basic set of colours so I played with mixing two together to get a nice teal colour. I also used a sky blue and a pink. The washi sheets take the water beautifully so you can get it quite wet while playing. I lightly sanded the form then applied the tape, trimming and ripping as I went. I rubbed the washi smooth with my finger and didn't worry too much about creases as I like a little distress look anyhow. Once I was happy with the overall coverage I used a blue pencil here and there in any gaps, then applied water to blend. Once dry I added some Vintage Artistry Teal and Mango Rub on Transfers over the washi here and there.

I gathered the strip of tulle using a large stitch and pulled it tight around the waist of the form then added some hot glue to secure it. I then sewed another gathering stitch through the middle of the Lacey trim in white and pulled and secured that in place on the waist also, adding hot glue for extra strength. I made two little tags from the laser cut from Vintage Artistry Teal 6x6 Collection, added two very messy bows to them with some embroidery thread in teal. I added more of the thread to the front right of the dress form then glued two of the lager Sugar Posies in Fluff over it. I then glued three of the Sugar Stems in Fluff to the right of them followed by a chipboard flourish then the two tags. I then placed some Wishing Bubbles and Baubles in Teal and Sky in place on the tag and the tulle. I finished off with a chipboard heart and arrows. 

Until Next Time
Happy Creating 
Audrey x