I am currently really loving the newest Crate Paper collection, Notes & Things, and the fact that it mixes pretty seamlessly with the vintage ephemera that I often get in the JBS Mercantile Kits. The collection has a softer, aged color palette blends well with the old advertising and marketing pieces that populate my stash.
Recently, I pulled out an old parchment advertisment and vintage ticket booklet that I've been wanting to use on a page, and opted to pair it with some of the goodies from Notes & Things. Because the ad was somewhat fragile I photographed it, reduced the size, and printed it on a piece of cardstock. Here's how I worked it into the design:
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Using my distressed stripe technique from Monday's video, I cut the ad into strips and created a striped background, adding in some of the Notes & Things papers and vintage tickets. It was an ideal background for these photos of Riely dressed up for a 1950s-themed spirit day at school.
All the machine stitching helps add to the vintage feel, as well as referencing the journaling, which talks about sewing a poodle skirt for this occasion. The die-cut tags from the collection provided frames for my photos, and topped with natural jute twine, they also have that vintage vibe. The striped background has plenty of color, pattern, and texture, so I kept my embellishments to a minimum, using layered butterflies, cork and chipboard accents.
In other happenings, I've been attempting to make exercise a habit again, without the long hiatuses between work-outs, and am on Day 4 of consecutive sweat-it-out sessions. Not really that impressive, but given my propensity to take week long "breaks" lately, I'll take it. Along with a few Advil and some ice. Blergh.
Much more remarkable than the exercise streak is the fact that I gave a cat a bath yesterday. I know. It was fast and furious, and I have more than a few battle wounds as a result, but we have a much fluffier, softer, and less stinky version of a kitten now. Fair warning that upcoming posts may contain an overabundance of cute photos.
Oh, an I also put up a new post over on Wardrobe Wednesday. Which has nothing to with exercise or stinky cats. Because that's what you come here for, right?
Have a great day, my friends!