Thursday, February 3
keep moving forward....
well i have been thinking this past month everytime i stopped by my own blog about what i wanted to do this year. so far no incredible idea has fallen out of the sky and hit me square on the head...
i have decided since it is february just to move forward with the three things i keep thinking about:
1. i want to sew, it makes me happy.
2. i want to find a way to make my sketchbook part of my daily creative life.
3. i want to make my creative space more user friendly...
so with these thoughts in mind i embark on a new year (a month late). however if you have been following my blog for any time at all you will recall my mantra is "keep moving forward", so with that in mind i will say what is a little old month anyway?
my photos for today are for a birthday celebration. a group of sweet gals in illinois wanted to give something special to their dear friend diane on her 50th and asked me to make this card for her.
i took a few photos before i mailed it off. it was so fun to hear later about the party and the reaction of the birthday girl when she opened the card and the gift from her friends. i loved being part of this wonderful memory.
i used a vintage cabinet card folio that opened to show the photo inside. i secured a piece of vintage paper underneath the corners of the mat and built the birthday cake collage on top. each of the elements i used for the cake were vintage. the layers of the cake are a thick brown satin that was used to make an evening gown. the frosting trims are vintage crepe paper, trims, tatting, and hand crocheted lace. the little flowers are from a vintage ladies hat and the mercury glass beads i found in san francisco.
the folio is tied with a band of vintage hat netting and a large millinery bloom secured with a vintage rhinestone pin.
cabinet card folios are a sturdy and lovely presentation. just remove the old photograph to use in another project and have fun. i would love to see what you have made with an old cabinet card folio so please leave a link to visit.
best wishes, julie