Friday, 27 April 2012

Shabby Chic Mini Book - pages for March and April

These are my pages for the challenge being hosted by Renee
over on The Artists' Nest Ning site.


The theme was 'flowers'.  
I kept this page entirely fabric - apart from the card base.
All the pages measure (approx) 3" x 5".
I used Sizzix/Alterations dies -
flower (Tattered Florals)
picket fence (On the Fence)

Here's what the back looked like


The theme was 'wings'

Again, starting with a card base, I stuck handmade paper
onto it and coloured it with Dylusions ink spray (sky blue),
then Distress Stain (dusty concord) then a liberal
spritzing of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (marshmallow).

The image was one from my stash - I coloured
it lightly with pink chalk.

The bits of trim were die cut handmade paper using
Sizzix/Alterations - vintage lace.

I die cut the wings from more of the handmade paper
using Sizzix/Alterations (Heart Wings)
and embossed them using a folder too.

Thanks for looking :)


Twinkle Star said...

They are both lovely. The Angel is so sweet - love the dreamy expression on her face. Have a fab evening x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh Sherry, these are wonderful...loving your fabric page with all that lovely lace :)...and your angel is winged the colours . I've just bought that vintage lace die and can't wait to use it! ;)Have a lovely weekend!
Jan x

sandee said...

wow, very nicely done! Are these pages you're adding to a mini album? Would love to see the whole album! waving hi from the bird chirping hills of North Carolina :)

Ira Huberts said...

Your mini album is going to look fabulous Sherry with those fine pages! Love your angel page, truly serene and wow, could you cut this easily through the lace with your picket die? Fab result! Ira x

SusanLotus said...

Lovely tags!
I like how you used denim in the background. Now I know what to do with my old jeans. I can use them in art! ;D

Have a great weekend!

JoAnne said...

They're lovely Sherry!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!! I particulary love how you mix paper and fabric in your pieces!

Deborah said...

Both stunning, Sherry. Love the colour scheme in March and the gorgeous angel in April. Didn't know you were also an Artist's Nester.

Netty said...

oh wow your tags are gorgeous and am sure it looks totally fab as a book. Annette x

Meggymay said...

They both look fantastic, love the fabric one with the bright materials and flowers.
Yvonne x

Jenxo said...

i think these are both stunning Sherry :)

Jackie said...

Oh these are just so wonderful, although so different. I love the soft colours you've used for April and the other is just so striking - love the material.

Sam said...

Fantastic! Love the fabric page especially the fence made out of lace. That floral fabric is lovely, really retro looking. Beautiful angel on the other page!

Vicky said...

Love how you've used denim in the first one Sherry. I've got an idea to use a denim pocket as a mini book cover. Not my idea - saw it on Pinterest! :)xx

Mrs A. said...

Gosh. That flower page is so pretty. I'm not a denim person don't/won't own/wear a pair of denims but I'm warming to the idea of using in art. Hugs Mrs A.