Sunday, June 30, 2013

Vintage Paris

That is Lynne's theme in the journal round robin going on at Kindred Souls.  What a gorgeous book it is!  Our collaborative project is nearing its end, and this book is full of beautiful images of Paris, in Lynne's requested colors of whites and creams, lots of fabric and lace and lovely papers.  It's a great size too; 8x8 may be my new favorite.

Here is the front of my page.

The background (most of which wound up being covered) is an old photo of the Eiffel Tower, printed on cotton.  Many of the images I used came from a Navel Jelly collage sheet I've been hoarding  saving for years.  Others I found online, and others were in my stash.  Some are printed on fabric, some on paper, and there is a bit of machine stitching as well.
A couple of closer looks:

We don't have to do much to the backs, just finish them and include our information, but I think I decorated this back as much as the front.  Guess I was having too much fun.
The background on this side is a decorative napkin.  On the lower right there's a little pocket.
Inside the pocket, this little tag:
On the reverse side, my information.  The dangly on the top is actually a pin, which Lynne can remove if she likes and wear.
Although I'll be thrilled to get my own book back, I'll be a little sad to see this come to an end.  I've enjoyed each book I've worked in, and am always impressed with the pages that came before mine.  This is a group of very talented people!


Mary-Beth said...

Another beautiful page Eileen! Love all the wonderful detail! You are such a hard act to follow!! lol

jacquie said...

Your muse is in high gear. Love it! I can't wait to see the stained glass.

Dorothy said...

Eileen, your artis so wonderful!!!

De said...

Gorgeous....I love vintage

teri flemal said...

I love all the layers, nooks and crannies and the distinctly Parisian feel of this page. You did a glorious job!

Elena said...

You are so damned inspiring my friend!! Gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do at Michelle's!

Heidi Bound said...

These pages are GORGEOUS! They are right up my alley. Loving the soft, vintage colors and textures.

Lynn Stevens said...

OH my gosh Eileen I LOVE every inch of your pages. Its breathtaking and you can bet I'll be wearing that pin.
I can't wait to see it in person. I like you am sad to see this come to an end. Its been such fun seeing everyone's books and being a part of this awesome journey.
Hugs Lynn

Caatje said...

Ooh, pretty pretty pretty. Did I tell you how pretty this looks already? It does! :-)

Lori said...

What an awesome layout! Just fantastic! You've captured the French theme perfectly!

Gloria said...

Wow, Eileen!
Beautiful as always!

I will also be sad when the Round Robin ends do we will have to come up with another one!!

Patzee said...

What a beautiful page! The color scheme is fabulous. You've done such a great job that I expected to look up and see a croissant au chocolat on my desk.

craftyM said...

Love books done in white and ecru.... they are so rich as is yours! It's yummy!