Sunday, December 16, 2012

Purple Lady and some coffee filter flowers

I have been working on some coffee filter flowers that turned out pretty cool. I am sorry that the quality of these are so bad, I took them with my cell phone camera. I will definitely get some better photos with my Cannon. They were so much fun to make and I used a little acrylic paint, mod podge, glimmer mists and added to a small amount of water. Soaked them and formed them into shape. They are stiff and hold their shape nicely. They will be great for some upcoming projects and cost next to nothing to make.
I finished this tag a few months ago but haven't published until now. The tag is about 4 inches while by 7.5 inches tall. I used seam binding for the tie at the top and made a homemade charm.

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope everyone has been spending time doing what they enjoy and getting those last minute craft projects done as well. I have a lot do yet but have completed a couple of small projects. These two are faux snowman hats, both primitive or country in style. Both were painted black and the tall one was composed of an old oatmeal can and the other used a coffee can as part of the hat. I added some embellishments and wah-lah. The tall hat is more primitive than the shorter hat and has more country-inspired Christmas items. I hope you like them.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My BZZAgent review for COVERGIRL

Hey Readers!
I wanted to share a review of a recent BzzAgent campaign I participated in with COVERGIRL. I was amazed at the positive changes I have had in my skin since I started using the COVERGIRL Olay products. Most of the time when I would use foundation I could see my fine wrinkles and the foundation would expose every line and crevice on my face. With this foundation as well as the powder, the makeup covered up every blemish but left a natural look behind. There was no powder texture residue left behind and my skin felt renewed and rejuvenated. I recommend everyone to switch over to this product and try it for yourself!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Here is a Birthday card I made for my daughter. Sorry about the crinkled edges--I took the photos after she opened the card. Just wanted to share.

Happy Father's Day readers! I hope you are enjoying your day and celebrating with the special dad in your life. I wanted to share a couple of cards I recently completed. The first one is this Father's Day card with a western theme. The front says Happy Father's Day and includes a western printable on a denim paper background that is torn and distressed. I also added a few embellishments including a metal brad and burlap. The back is very simple--I used online printable ephemera and distressed it with ink and then sealed with modge podge. I hope you got a chance to get creative today and make something special for someone.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I would like to share an awesome giveaway from Juliana at ILuvVintageScrap! Be sure to enter!
Great Giveaway!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Here are a few more things to add. Homemade flowers, stick pins, and an altered coffee tin.
Works great for holding stick pin supplies!

My altered coffee tin--now Paris themed. 

Paper flowers and stick pins.

Baby wipe flowers. 

Fabric flowers with burned edges.

Fabric flowers and a tattered floral.

Paper cabbage flowers.

Vintage sewing paper flowers.

I made these cards using Prima paper, vintage lace and a paper cameo that I cut out, popped out and then added glossy accents. Love glossy accents! I just realized my lace is a little wrinkled--I need to fix that!

Here are a couple of other cards I made recently. 

I created some quick cards for a junk journal I am working on. Here are some of the items I am working on to stick into my junk journal. Keep in mind the journal is an altered composition book that I sanded and painted. I just started the cover, it needs a lot of work and additions, this is just the bare bones not the finished project. I will be adding some stamps, a bird and a binding cover to the front to cover the black. I will also be adding some more embellies! I haven't finished the gold tag yet, it needs a lot more work and some bling. I also added some ephemera that I will be using to create tags and highlight journal spots.

I just found out how to make the real crinkly-looking paper ribbon for shabby chic projects. The secret is using seam binding in place of ribbon. I haven't made it to Hobby Lobby yet, but I picked up some old seam binding at my local Goodwill thrift store. Can't wait to crinkle it and use it on a future project!

Here are some of my first tags I created. I used a variety of cardstock, epehmera, stamping techniques, homemade flowers, vintage lace, bling and ribbon.  

I am going to upload some of my work. Please bear with me, these are the very FIRST of some of my papercrafting and cardmaking projects. It is a learning process for sure! Let me start with my very first TP mini. I colored the TP rolls with gold paint, covered with Prima paper and used some ephemera and stamps to highlight. There is a Prima flower on the front along with my homemade flower (which is a little crinkly) which I guess adds to the vintage look of the album. I used mainly 7 gypsies and Tim Holtz stamps and distress inks. I also made the stick pin.

Hi! I wanted to take some time out and tell you about me and what this blog is about. First, the name--One Paris Avenue was inspired by my love for french design, culture and decor. I love old-world Paris and vintage french inspired design. That inspiration spills out into most of my work. I was introduced to scrapbooking by a friend about 5 years ago. I was discouraged because I thought I was just pasting photos and geometric shapes to plain paper, therefore it was hard for me to get excited about the hobby. I continued scrapbooking in order to preserve family pictures and keepsakes. It wasn't until I attended a weekend cardmaking crop with my mom at a lake house on Lake Huron that I really fell in love with papercrafting and altered art. It allows me to take some of my favorite design elements such as vintage inspired paper designs, paper flowers, lace, pearls, cameos and Victorian ephemera and create one-of-a-kind cards, tags and mini-scrapbooks that I feel fit my personality better than traditional scrapbooking. Ever since then I have been hooked. I will share some of my own designs as well as other designs that inspire me to craft and be more creative! Happy paper crafting my friends!
Good morning crafty readers and welcome to my new blog--One Paris Lane. I have been asked by some of my scrapbooking and papercrafting friends to get a blog up and running to share my work. I don't have a lot of items to display just yet, but I am hoping to in the near future. On my blog you will find helpful tips for papercrafting and perfecting your altered art projects. I am here to share but also learn from the talented papercrafters that happen to stop by. Thanks for taking a look. Paris cafe