Saturday, December 10, 2011

Feminine Ruffles

Hello.  I hope this weekend is not jammed packed with chores and requirements.  I hope that you are able to paper craft.  The wonderfully talented Anne Marie, has some pretty inspiration boards for this weeks Our Creative Corner challenge.  Here is what she has given us to work with:



How pretty, huh?  I think ruffles are soo pretty and soo girly.  The perfect accent!  
I wanted to make something pretty, girly, and special.  So, I decided to work on a hand-made book for my oldest grand daughter.  She is very precious, and she is a girly-girl.  Here is the cover of my hand-made book:


So, here is the cover of my hand-made book.  It's a work in progress.  I used products from a hundred different companies.  Here are some close-up's:

 All edges were sponged to give everything an aged look.  I have added all my favorite embellishments:  ribbon, buttons, bling, flowers, and more.

I have added a lot of different items to this cover.  This first close-up is on the small vintage tag.  There is a white resin architecture piece.  Hand-dyed seam binding, pink of course.  A vintage brad.  A small paper flower.  And a beautiful rhinestone ribbon dangle.  The large round image tag is beautiful.

This second close-up, shows the personal monogram I created.  I used a tag die to make the original cut.  I stamped the 'H' and then used a hand-held punch to create the center of the tag.  I also wanted to add that vintage card, 'G girl'.  So, it is sandwhiched between the two tags.

This close-up shows the ruffle/pleat I made with my satin ribbon and sewing machine.  I just love how tailored it looks.  I added this sewn piece to the top border of a paper piece I did a box pleat and large scallop on.   I just had to add this winnie the pooh quote stamp I have.  'sometimes it's the smallish things that take up the most room in our heart.'

I hope you find time and inspiration to play along with us!

2 comments:

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, she's going to love this book! What a wonderful creation with so many sweet details. Your ruffle is so clever, and I really like the way you placed t over the scalloped book paper. Love all the flowers, too. Hope you have a good day!

Anne Marie said...

Sharon, this is one beautiful work of art! Your grand-daughter is ging to love this book. That pleated, ruffled ribbon looks gorgeous! I love that Winnie the Pooh quote, too. So perfect for your project. Hope you are having a great week so far! Big hugs! :)