05 June, 2011

The Couture Collection

I am loving this new collection from Denise Ann.
Decided to do the same design for:
  • vintage card
  • scrapbook page

Diana & Meg - sisters
Love in the Garden

close up of embellishment

I think this is my favourite paper in the collection - it is called 'Chic Couture Flourish' & is the most beautiful pale pink. Should have added some lace but I am happy with the pearls, a Pin of Jewels, 3  open paper flowers & 2 paper green leaves. The distress ink is Tattered Rose. I have cut around the flourish in the left corner in order to tuck in the foam mounted pics.

The top photo is of my sister Diana & me as young girls (I am on the right).  My grandmother was an accomplished seamstress so we always had the most beautiful dresses.

This is my second favourite - at least it is today - my favourites change a lot. Not sure why - maybe the weather, colour of the sky & clouds .....

This paper is called 'Silk Evening Toilette, by Mme Fladry, rue Richter, Paris'. It is so fabulous to know the designer of the dress - it was taken from an Edwardian & Victorian Fashion Book that had pics from the original Paris fashions - such a beautiful book.
This lady looks as though she is dreaming so I chose the word 'dream' as part of the embellishing of the paper (she is not dreaming but is showing the elegant detail on the back of her dress) . The top pic is using an organza flower lace with a diamante in dark brown & moccha tonings with a Pin of Jewels.

This paper is embellished again with 'Dream', a pin of jewels, pearls,  green paper leaves & an open paper rose with distressed edges in Frayed Burlap.

I am now off to try for some more projects
Bye for now

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