Sunday, 6 April 2014

Vintage Journey - A Little bit French

The third challenge on The Vintage Challenge blog
I had to think long and hard about this one,
not because it was hard, but because I had
too many choices!!
I finally decided on a matchbook in browns and pinks.
Here is the front.

This is the back.
 This is the front of the glassine bags
and this is the back of them.

I made six of these mini cards to insert
into each bag and they have images on the front
and quotes on the reverse. 

This is the whole piece put together.
If I could have done this differently,
I would have used sturdier cardstock.
The whole thing took me about 8 hours,
with drying time at about half hour.
Glassine bags (internet purchase)
White cardstock
Distress stains - gathered twigs/ Victorian velvet
picked raspberry
Perfect Pearls - Cappuccino/ perfect gold
Staz-on Timber Brown ink
Archival black
Hero Arts Shadow Inks in
soft sand/wet cement
CW - Harlequin Stencil
Stamp sets;
Tim Holtz/Elusive Images
Kaisercraft Quotes
Wooden Paris stamp
B Line Designs Paris duo
Typographie - unknown
I coloured the main body of the matchbook with
gathered twigs distress ink & then once
dry sprayed with gathered twigs
re-inker & the perfect pearls.
Mini cards were sprayed with V/Velvet
& then a quick spritz of P/Raspberry
added to the back of each.
They were lightly over-stamped with text
and V/Velvet was sponged through a
Crafters Workshop Harlequin Stencil,
prior to having the images & quotes added.
Hope you like it as much as I do. The shimmer is gorgeous!

Edited to add I have also entered this in the
Kraft Journal Paris or France Challenge.


lam said...

This is so beautiful Paula. A very sweet idea

Jenny Marples said...

It may have taken a while to create (the best things usually do!) but what a fantastic idea beautifully executed Paula. Such a clever use for those glassine bags and a real feel of Paris well captured. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Lys said...

I love the idea! Love the colours also, and the rich quotes... Paris is so inspireful! Lys

Redanne said...

I can certainly relate to the 'too many choices' issue! Your matchbook is delightfully vintage looking and those little glassine bags are really beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey and also for your visit. Anne x

Candy C said...

Paula...I am loving your vintage matchbook creation! I would have never thought of using little glassine envelopes to house those adorable little cards you made! Bravo on such an original and fun piece! I can see the amount of time this must have many details and pieces. But WELL worth the effort! Thank you for your very welcomed comments you left on my blog as well! X, Candy

Candy C said...

I totally forgot to thank you for playing along with us at A Vintage Journey! Your piece is DEFINITELY has the Tim touch! X, Candy

Rosie said...

Sooo wonderful, Paula

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Paula, this is such an amazing piece, Love both the cober and those clever inserts, great idea and the end result it brilliant, I absolutely love each and every corner of this. Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge over at A Vintage Journey!!

Jennie Atkinson said...

What a wonderful way to use your glassine bags! The matchbox book is just wonderfully vintage in colour and embellishment. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our A Little Bit French Challenge. Jennie x

Zuzu's Blog said...

what a beautiful collection / set
very clever too. :)


What an amazing creation - such an inventive use of the glassine bags, and beautiful stamping too.

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely comment on my blog - Sylvia.


What an amazing creation - such an inventive use of the glassine bags, and beautiful stamping too.

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely comment on my blog - Sylvia.

Karin said...

This is a beautiful set Paula.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful matchbox Paula. Love the tones of pink and browns together. What a clever way to use the glassine bags too. Also a Big thank-you for popping by my blog and leaving a lovely message. Karen.x

Terry said...

Paula, this matchbook is fabulous! Love the front and back and the added glassine bags and mini cards are all so lovely! Wonderful to have you share with us at A Vintage Journey.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Paula!
Your project is FABULOUS! And I wanted to let you know about our Paris/France Challenge this week at The Kraft Journal. I hope you will stop by and share your project with us. Time is running out, but you have about one day left to link up and we would LOVE having you share your talents with us.
Hope to see you there!
The Kraft Journal

Zuzu's Blog said...

i got the same comment on mine Paula... and i see you just appeared over there on the blog too. so i have come over to comment and it turns out I caught this one on a vintage journey. :D