The new Marie Opera Mask is now finished. I worked late into the night on it and I believe I got it just right. I started with a lovely blue and dijon toile paper which is placed over the mask and glittered at the edges. A handglittered butterfly and dove along with vintage music sheets and festive "Let them eat cake" banner adorn the side. I have also included white feathers, pink tulle ribbon and another banner exclaiming "faire le fete" or Celebrate in French. A single bead string of pink dangles from the butterfly and blue and white ribbon cascade down the either side of the mask. This would be so much fun as a birthday gift for that Francophile in your life.
Valentine Scrap booking
I know it is the day before Valentines Day and this year my hubby and I decided on small gifts as it seems we always do. While at the scrap booking store I found some fun Valentine papers from Reminisce's Flirt line, I used the "shimmer scallop edge heart"and from Teresa Collins Crush line I used "Cupids". This page went together quickly. I have been using a lot of crepe paper in my new party hat line and so I decided to create a gather with red crepe and placed it in the middle of the page. On top I placed a smaller piece of blue crepe which I cut with pinking shears. OKay I know some of you hard core scrap bookers will cringe at the thought of using crepe paper because the dye could fade or even stain the image. Your right! I don't know the long term effects but if you are like me you have your images saved on a few different media just in case. That gives me the liberty to do things like this without the sweat. I then finished the top with a single strip of cupids. The flowers are Prima, and bling from Heidi Swapp and of course "crazy little thing called love" Also from Teresa Collins. I have the best husband in the world, he is sweet, kind and always incredibly supportive of anything I do. On top of that he thinks everything I do rivals the The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. I also have another "homemade" surprise for him that I will give him tomorrow.