Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Roses, Lace, and French Corsets

The March kit for Alpha Stamps was all about fun frilly girly French Corsets.  I created this fun little book using supplies from the kit as well as the Die-Cut Chipboard Scallop Shell.
For the cover I laced two of the Die-Cut Chipboard Corsets together with some pink seam binding so that it would open and close.  I inserted some flower stick pins from the stash to make a tie so the corset would stay shut.  I just love how pink and all frilly girly this is.

Here are pages from the inside of the book.  I used images from all these Alpha Stamps Collage Sheets: The Secret Out At Last Collage Sheet, Decorum Collage Sheet, My Graceful Figure Collage Sheet, Large Victorian Corsets Collage Sheet, Pink Roses Collage Sheet.
For this layout I used two gold dresden banners that can be found with the Gold Dresden Fan & Banners Set.  I colored the flowers and leaves with alcohol inks and also used some flowers cut from the Tim Holtz Tatterd Floral Garland Decorative Strip.  I didn't want the book to be too bulky so I used thin embellishments on all the pages.  I painted the Fancy Corset Chipboard Embellishment with Victorian Velvet Distress Paint and used some rock candy distress glitter to give it some sparkle.  I also used some of the fun pink ruffled ribbon to give it some nice girly flare.
For the second layout I cut the large corset from the Large Victorian Corsets Collage Sheet that was printed on transparency sheet.  I rough cut it out and then used glassy accents and glued it The Garden Timeless Scrapbook Paper and trimmed it down after the glassy accents had completely dried.  I used some fun lacy trim from my stash as well as some creamy pearl stickers.  The fun golden lace is actually cut from one of the 4 Inch Gold Doilies. I just love how it turned out.
For the third layout I layered some of the sheer pleated ribbon behind the gold dresden fan and fussy cut some roses from the Pink Roses Collage Sheet.  I also used some more images from the Large Victorian Corsets Collage Sheet that I attached using glassy accents.  For the sign I used an image from the The Secret Out At Last Collage Sheet which I cut down to size glued to the Gold Dresden Doily Frame and then rimmed with some fun pink sparkly beaded trim from the stash.  I just love the look of the transparency layered over the corner of the gold of the rectangle dolie.
For the closure on the book I used some of the rose printed burlap ribbon that I tore in half and glued to the chipboard shells before I covered them with background papers.  I then frayed the ends some more by pulling off some of the threads.  I really love this burlap ribbon it's very soft and supple.  I also used a length of ribbon and cut some flowers from the Tattered Flower Garland decorative strip.  I had to run it about three times through my cutting machine to get the flowers to cut completely.  I found that the bigger the flower the cleaner and better the machine cut it out.
To cover the binding of the book I cut a length of the rose printed burlap ribbon and then glued some flowers created by layering many of the flowers together that were cut from the Tattered Flower Garland.  I glued some creamy buttons to the center of the flowers.  I love the dimension all the different layers and colors of papers give the flower.

Alpha Stamps Supplies Used for this project:
Die-Cut Chipboard Corset
Die-Cut Chipboard Scallop Shell
The Secret Out At Last Collage Sheet
Decorum Collage Sheet
My Graceful Figure Collage Sheet
Large Victorian Corsets Collage Sheet
Pink Roses Collage Sheet
Beige & Pink Seam Binding Set
The Garden In Bloom Scrapbook Paper
The Garden Timeless Scrapbook Paper
The Garden Boudoir Scrapbook Paper
The Garden Parlour Scrapbook Paper
Cherish 6x6 Paper Pad
Fancy Corset Chipboard Embellishment
Printed Burlap Ribbon - Roses
Pink Ruffled Ribbon
Sheer Pleated Ribbon
Buttery Buttons in Tin
4 Inch Gold Doilies

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