Monday, August 26, 2013

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers & Lace & Trim~

It's Monday, and I am off and running, and the first thing I have up this morning is a Shabby Chic mini album that I created for Tresors De Luxe. I based the whole album on the Emily Dickinson quote "Hope" Is The Thing With Feathers~ I have written and collected poetry my whole life and that poem still remains one of my all time Favs.  The Tresors items were teamed with the Scraps Of Elegance August Kit-Sweet Summer Nights. All the papers and pieces with the birds on them were just perfect for pulling off the symbolism of the poem.

 I put tons of technique work into this album: from the Peeled Wallpaper Effect technique on the cover, to painting, fussy cutting, sewing, texture paste work, seed bead work, stamping with puffies, hand crafting my butterflies, stamping with inks, glitter paint accenting, alcohol ink work, hand crafting paper clay wings and tags, and hand tinting seam binding. 

I used items from the Tresors De Luxe Etsy throughout the album and the items include:

White Venice Lace LA-002

White Venice Lace LA-105





To get the look of Peeled Wallpaper like you see in the background of the cover just follow the steps in my YouTube video below. The video was created with an earlier Scraps Of Darkness Kit, but all you have to do is change the colors of paints and papers you are using to get the same effect for a more Shabby Chic look :)




I used Tresors Lace on the bottom of my cover and also tied pieces onto the D-rings of my album along with some tulle scraps to get a yummy Shabby look. 


Here you can see where I tucked one of those wonderfully soft organza flowers from Tresors into my floral and nest pieces.


Look how soft and wonderful those lace tie ons look with, yes, leftover scraps of tulle. 


The whole album "toggles" closed with sheer ribbon and a sweet closure I made by attatching a rhinestone button onto a metal sewing machine bobbin that allows you to wrap the ribbon around the center.



Here I used some scraps of Tresors lace that I had left over from another project and one of those oh so sweet embroidered hearts as well.


Another scrap on this side topped with lots of fussy cut pieces, flowers and feathers, and a tie on of a little clay wing that I hand crafted with paper clay and accentied with glitter paints. 



Here I took some of the gorgeous Tresors lace and created a pocket to hold my fussy cut tags with hand tinted seam binding bows. The background texture was created by stamping with puffy paint and heating it up to make it puff. 



Oh I just love how these pages turned out!!


I just took some Tresors wide lace and misted it with Lindy's Mist subtly to get a two toned effect and then added on some fussy cut pieces, feathers, pieces of the Emily Dickinson poem and some of those FABulous flowers that add the perfect Tresors touch, and texture.




It's hard to see in the photos, but I stamped the Doillies with a music note stamp. 
The My Romantic Heart Glitter Glass Butterflies used on the cover and here on these pages are from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.


The tag is one that I hand crafted from paperclay and inked. 


I just love how Tresors pieces add such Shabby gorgeousness to any project!! If you decide to add a little of that Tresors Touch to your own projects, don't forget to mention that I sent you to Lucy when you make your purchase, and she will include a free gift in with your items :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope your week is off to a flying start!! Hugs, ~Renea

8 comments:

Papercrafting Princess said...

The details are Amazing!

Karen Otterbacher said...

Renea, you inspire and amaze me again!! This is truly
beautiful and yes, so yummy shabby!
I don't even know what to say - -it's NUTS gorgeous~
I L.O.V.E. that Bobbin toggle/closure idea! and I'm lifting it
in my little brain right now:)
Thank you for all the inspiration Renea~

Sarah Lynch said...

Wow Renea this is so gorgeous!! Just beautiful. I wish you could teach me I just love your style!

www.kitchensinkcreations.blogspot.com

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning with awesome textures and design.
Apologies for being MIA from time to time. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Ava Gavloski said...

Rena, drop dead gorgeous!!! I am working on an album as well, its so hard to get her....done when an artist can keep adding and adding. love your work... perfecto
ava

Ava Gavloski said...

great video as well, thanks for sharing the deets on the wallpaper effect

Lizzy Hill said...

Just sooooo pretty & soft & feminine & the video was really GREAT to watch...very inspiring! Thanks for sharing it:):) No wonder you're happy with this album...I would be too:):) And GOOOO poetry:):)!!!!!!!!

MichelleMc said...

Oh my! All that shabby scrumptiousness!! I'm drooling over all the gorgeous details! It's exquisite!