There is never too much lace…
Ok everybody, so this post is a little different. We have had a couple of craft posts in the past, and during this lull in fashion, I thought I would write a little bit about a couple of cards that I have made recently for a few events.
This title relates to my craft desks at the moment. I ‘inherited’ a whole load of lace from my Grandma who came into its possession from an old friend. Some of it could possibly be 80 years old, as the friend was a wedding dress-maker.
Pretty awesome right? Well, it is to me. There is some lovely vintage, old-fashioned lace that is just gorgeous, and I have already used some for the edging of a hem of a pleated skirt I made. I also ‘inherited’ that lovely rose background (from an older sister) which just thrilled me to the heart! Haha, well… I’ve never used that expression before… just shows ya how excited I am.
These cards both show-off some beautiful lace that I bought at a craft fair and are in the vintage style that I love. By layering the lace, I acheived an awesome look and the oval feature on the front of the card ties in nicely. I don’t often use patterned scissors, but inspired by my friend and a lack of any other ideas, I decided to give it a go and was pleased with the effect.
This just illistrates the fact that you can use something out of a seemingly useless thing. Watch my video here for some more ideas in regards to turning something worthless into something of value.
I really wanted to create a card with a ‘scene’. By this I mean, telling a story, a landscape or something similar. However, I didn’t want it to be similar to a painting, but more crafty, like a scrapbooking page. This does indeed tell a story.
At the time, I cut out some cloudy blue paper for the clouds, and it was only later that I thought, “Wow Esther, the sky is blue not the clouds!” Anyway, somehow it made sense. I also drew silver along the clouds to create the ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ effect. The silver-lined clouds also rained silver droplets, which fell upon a silhouetted horse galloping along a lace covered field.
See how inspired I was?! This doesn’t happen to me all the time, I was really just having a good day… Enjoy!
There are some plans for this blog that will be put into motion soon. I had a great talk with our photographer recently, expressing a desire to do something more than just our regular fashion photo shoots. She had some great ideas and after talking it over with Lydia, it looks as if we might do some ‘bits and pieces’ posts, with little inspiring photos of lace, vintage, 50’s, clothes, fabrics, or even some interior design. Lydia would like to do some makeup posts soon and I had the idea for some hair tutorials, as I have an increasing interest in it.
Tell us your thoughts! We may sign up for a Look Book account soon too! Exciting stuff! Watch out for some more changes on Creative Touch.
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