Sunday, May 13, 2012

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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