Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Lace.....Real, Paper and Felt

I was tidying up the picture folder on our desktop computer today (I normally use the laptop) and realise that I never shared these with you. They are part of my very first magazine commission for Papercraft Inspirations magazine, published in September 2008. They asked me to produce some cards and an altered book, all using felt lace, paper lace and real stuff.
This first card is a gatefold that I covered with KI Memories felt lace, which I dotted with jewels. The flower was cut from George on silhouette, and backed with a crunchy real lace. I cut one of the flowers from the felt lace for the centre

This baby card uses paper lace, the sort that comes in 12 x 12 sheets, and I found some adorable broderie anglaise pink gingham lace which I cut out to decorate the card. I found out that tall thin cards don't photograph well, I never use them for magazines now unless they specify tall/thin
Here is the altered book, it was a cheap notebook from the $ bin in Michaels. I looked for one with a plain cover and a black wire, then covered the front in the black spotty paper. It was just like being back at school, they used to make us cover our text books at the start of every term. I found some wide crunchy lace and threaded pink ribbon through it, and added three die cut (george, cricut) flowers, with button centres and lace tails.

It was strange finding these photos, I had forgotten all about my first commission, I think I made them in June 2008. Would I do the same again today for the same commission? Actually, I think I probably would, my brief was to make pretty, fancy, cards and I think these fitted the bill. So there you go, a stroll down memory lane with me today

32 comments:

  1. I think they are all great! :)

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  2. Oh I loved all 3 of them Enfys.. You are so amazingly talented.. thanks for sharing your awesome talent. AND thanks for assuring me the only difference between the copics and promarkers was the price.. wish I had known about the promarkers. lol

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  3. Wow, Enfys!!! All these cards are just beautiful, but then I expect beautiful things from you!

    Thanks so much for the visit, and yes I'm so ready to get back to crafting! However, I needed to check-in with all my wonderful friends in the neighborhood first.

    Hugs, my friend!

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  4. Wonderful, love the altered book!

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  5. Hi Enfys, I don't get to go back til November, always like to be there for the Black Friday sales lol. Always watch your blog but love it when you post about bargains in Florida and they form the basis of my list for shopping lol. Would have been lovely to meet up for the Stampfest show, maybe next time. Take care Amanda xx

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  6. Envys, You were great even back then. HA! I love all the projects but the journal is my favorite. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  7. These all are lovely. Fun to run across things you have forgotten sometimes isn't it?

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  8. I really like the cards, made with so much love! The book is not to my taste (correct vocab?), there are too many pieces of lace and ribbon.
    The thunderstorms missed us, but we had some rain and a nice cool night...

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  9. oh enfus,hun these are stunning,really love the book you have covered,and that lace is really beautiufl hugs cheryl xxxx

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  10. Ohhh wowww Enfys,So beautiful,i love the papers and the colours.
    So gorgeous details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  11. Your works are so fantastic.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  12. Hi En

    Brilliant makes as always - funny how we suddenly "come across" things that send us down memory lane.

    So these were for your first commission .. .. I wonder how many you have done since? 100's I bet.

    Take care

    Love Jules xx

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  13. wonderful creations En, glad you found them and shared them with us. janex

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  14. oh my godnessssssss these are just to fantastic!! Love them...((lyn))

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  15. I'm doing the rounds again, as I can't remember where I've been.. I can but blogger was going to error yesterday so many times I gave up! So if you have 'waiting for approval' sorry if I've said what I just said before!! hasve a good day!
    (lyn)

    ps


    glad you like Gelly!!

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  16. Those are beautiful cards!

    And I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that takes pics of the cards standing up on a chair for the background.

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  17. Love them all. The first one has such great texture!!

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  18. WOW ... Enfys, these are so gorgeous! It's confirmed, there isn't a product on the market that you can create something fabulous with!

    Hugz,
    Carol

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  19. You've just reminded me I have some of that felt lace somewhere, I wonder where it is!!!!
    These are beautiful. I love how you've used it on the black. It's nice to look back at what you've done in the past isn't it and nice to know you wouldn't change any of it.
    Hope you are escaping the worst of the rain.
    Hugs Lisax

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  20. It is lovely to be back home from respite again and a pleasure to see these beautiful cards. I love all the different types of lace and the effects although different are all so so pretty.
    Kim xXx

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  21. this is looking so cool love it.
    byebye,Lean.

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  22. Beautiful lace! Love the combo, flowers lace and colors!

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  23. Hi Enfys they are so pretty, Im surprised ouve not shown them before they are quite gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  24. So stunning. I love lace of any kind. Your covered book is so pretty.

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  25. Those cards look lovely En, I bet they were even better irl with all that touchy-feely stuff going on!

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  26. I think you did a fabulous job with that commission. Very very nice!

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  27. WOW, you do such BEAUTIFULl work my sweet friend!! THank you sooo much for sharing all of that talent w/the world!
    Gypsy Hugs,
    Emma;)

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  28. Oh these are so beautiful Enfys!
    Love the lace effect and gorgeous designs and colours!
    hugs
    kim x

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  29. Thanks for all of the much needed inspiration for lace of all sorts. Ive had a reel of the white felt one for a long while and just keep looking at it!

    Beautiful makes En!

    I loved the food diary update! What joy!

    Keryn x

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Enfys x