Monday, August 5, 2013

Shabby Lace Book


I'm back from my little trip away and am kicking off the week with a new theme which is the lyrics from "It's a Wonderful World".  I have chosen inspiration from "Trees are GREEN" and "red ROSES too", so I have used green and roses in my lace book as well as the papers.

I'm sure you are all familiar with the new collection by MayaDesign called Sofiero, aren't they beautiful and how can they make this collection a limited one, are they mad!  Anyway it will come as  no surprise to you today that I have used 3 papers from this collection to make my lace book.  I have been dying to make one of these books ever since Elin posted hers, soooo gorgeous and inspirational, thank you Elin.  Hope you like my version....
I found the vintage backing pages on Pinterest, aren't they fab and if you want to print them too, head on over to my Pinterest where you will find the link.  I printed several and cut the front and back of the book out of mount board, traced around the vintage pages to get the correct shape.  The pages for the lace are cut out of cardboard so that I could pin the lace in if necessary, you know those ones that don't quite make it all round.

The dress is made out of 3 of the MayaDesign Sofiero papers, links at the bottom of the page.

I used 2 inch book rings so that I could put all those scraps of lace somewhere handy too.

Here's a picture of the book before I added all the little scraps of lace that come in handy to tie on tags.  You will also notice the Melissa Frances resin corner on the right hand side, love these.

 Here's a picture of the back of the book and I added the Maya Road mini chipboard sewing kit.  I coloured the scissors and the needle with a silver leaf pen.  I coated the dressmakers doll in white gesso and then added some of the paper and decorated with lace and lace with pearls.

The little spool is also in the same set as the pages, see my pinterest.  I added lace, a kort and godt rolled flower and Decorative Scissors.

And here's a peek at some of my lace collection, all available from LLC.

Hugs Tracy x

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  1. wow absolutely stunning.
    Chris x

  2. Oh wow,how gorgeous is this?!! what a fab idea, and it looks so stunning as well!
    Love, Mel. xxx

  3. Absolutely STUNNING lace book!
    Hugs, Sande xx

  4. I don't know where to look first: it is sall sooo very beautiful.
    Lia xx

  5. Just the most beautiful book I have seen! Hugs Julie xox

  6. that is truly a beautifull work

  7. Cudna sukienka, wspaniały klimat albumiku:))

  8. This is so fabulous. Love all the beautiful laces and embellishments......stunning keepsake