Monday, 17 May 2010

Mardi page for Vintage Glue Book Class


The first lesson for the Vintage Gluebook class has been posted and of course I wanted to get on with it. I did manage to make my first page today, all glue and no sewing, but it was very difficult not to retreat behind my sewing machine. When I was finished I really felt the page would look better with a stitched line around the outside edge at least. I might add it later!

My page is sized 4 x 8" so that I could use it for the Skinny Pages swap. So you might see it again. The challenge is also to actually use some of my vintage supplies. I'm just such a hoarder and I had to convince myself that even if I started using vintage treasures now there would still be plenty of vintage material left in this house, to last me till I'm well into my dotage and probably far beyond!!

The background is a piece of vintage music that I glued onto a piece of watercolour paper. Rather than tearing it I cut it with fancy scissors giving a ripple effect (these scissors could do with some use as well!). I added a vintage postcard with Good Luck as well as flowers, and then added the paper image of the girl with flower basket. The Mardi comes from a vintage French calendar and the final touch were the green postage stamps. All glued!! It's ended up a bit sweet for my liking but I love the colours!

4 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

another wonderful composition!

I also have mounds of unused supplies and collected pieces of ephemera. I don't know what I think is going to happen if I use it! LOL

Maggi said...

Looks awesome! I love the music paper for the background! Good use of glue! :D

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I really like the colours too, Frieda. I am still giggling at "even if I started using vintage treasures now there would still be plenty of vintage material left in this house, to last me till I'm well into my dotage and probably far beyond!!"
I am sure we can all relate! I am looking forward to seeing more from you in this class. : ) lenna

Carol Mae said...

Very pretty page for your Gluebook. I'm also in the class and loving it. Smiles, Carol Mae

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