Wednesday, August 17, 2011

If I stay home . . . .

It's amazing what I can get done -- and quickly!  Here are some of my latest creations.
I dyed the tags, stamped the fabric, sewed the stamped sections down to red and white ticking, wrapped the tags with vintage laces.  Yes, I know that Stampington & Co. sells these fabric tags, but they are easy to replicate.  Especially if you have the Bonjour Cavallini stamp set.  Short story on that Bonjour stamp set:  I had bought a duplicate set several years ago.  Listed it on Etsy and it sold immediately.  Since then I have had three inquiries from Etsy people wanting to know if I had any more sets. Hmm!  Cavallini doesn't make that stamp set anymore.

I have a roll of wonderful vintage wallpaper that is white with a heavy flocked pattern.  I created a fancy envelope sometime back and posted it on my blog.  Well, I was wondering what to do with a small left over bit of the wallpaper.  Here is what I did first:
I made another envelope and decorated it.

On both sides.  This is front since the flap is on the other side.

Then I decided to cover a composition notebook with the same wallpaper and this beautiful Paper Whimsy image.  Now, I have a question for you artists.  The glove is an orphan and even though it is made of thin nylon, it is still a bit bulky in order to glue down the image.  Any suggestions on what to do?  I am afraid that since the image sits above the surface of the notebook that it would catch on things and eventually be torn off.  Should I cut the glove up and expose only the fingers and the ruffled cuff?  Should I mount the image on bits of chipboard so that it sits above the glove?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Dorthe said...

Judy, your envelope is gorgeus, and so are the book- BEAUTIFUL-
your sweet tags are so lovely,too-
xo, Dorthe

Rhonda said...

So French, Judy, lovin' the red ticking! said...

A day at home to get some pretties made is a wonderful thing!

CeCe said...

The tags are just adorable... I have not been in blogland lately and it was so refreshing to read your post.
About the composition book. What if you sewed the image to the glove? Hugs, CeCe