Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rita's AB pages

This book was so intimidating! There is so much
wonderful art in it and all the good bad girls are
taken. :) Had these great pin-up girls from the
40s and used them. They seemed to fit the stamp
I wanted to use for this spread. Hope Rita likes it.
I know she's going to love her book when she gets
it back. Its just about full. There's enough pages
left for the rest of the group to do one spread.
Have fun with it.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Corsets for a Swap

Finished these yesterday. What a lot of fun they are to do.
Who would have thought? Once I started making them, I
went all over the studio looking for things to add to them.
These are for my group, Altered_stART .

The first set here are the B&W one done with scrapbook
cardstock. I put netting over the b&w side, with a "leather"
inset. The back is faux leather paper with the b&w inset.
The Mauve & Gold one is also sb paper and has an inset of
the paper I used for the back. The pearls are from a necklace
I found in a bag of old jewelry at the secondhand store.

Second set, Brown SB paper with some lace trim someone
sent me. Love this little trim. The "buttons" are fingernail
decorations I've had for years.
The pink corset is decorative vellum over pink Bazzil paper.
Then trimmed with some rickrack someone sent me and some
fringe from someone else.

If you get a chance to do ephemera swaps with people,
jump at it. I've gotten some really great items from people
who just didn't want them anymore.