Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bon Voyage, Dans Mes Reves...

It's my day on the Eyelet Outlet Blog, where I'm daydreaming about Paris. Because... por quoi pas?! ♥

vintage text paper, red glossy title page and a bit of map from an old atlas; cardstock: coredinations; eiffel tower, red pearl strip and heart brad: eyelet outlet; tapes: glitter copper, wide travel washi, heart tape, gold script tape, skinny hearts washi: eyelet outlet; ink: ranger archival and colorbox chalk ink; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, scotch gluestick, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

I used a couple of pages from a vintage atlas for my background and my butterfly. The sparkly letters are diecut from a few strips of Eyelet Outlet glitter copper washi tape stuck to scrap cardstock. The bigger letters are hand cut, just because I've yet to see oversized alphabet dies I love as much as Basic Grey's ancient chipboard "mini monograms". So until that happens, here's how I make a big chunky title:

I neatly lined up a few strips of different Eyelet Outlet washi tapes on a piece of white cardstock, making sure that all of my letters would fit. Then I traced around the characters with a Sharpie, taking care to place each letter at about the same level, so the patterns would line up horizontally. I also tried to make sure I was getting "a good part" of the pattern on each letter, so you can see I've left quite a bit more space than I would've if using patterned paper or only one tape. Then I removed the centers of the b and o with a craft knife, and trimmed the rest with scissors. Easy, peasy... if admittedly a tiny bit tedious. Worth it, though, I think, so I celebrated with some machine stitched swirls!

I'm joining in with this week's theme on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, which is "Explore the World". Be sure to check out the DT and readers' gallery, as there are some seriously breath-taking projects on display! And be sure to check out The Eyelet Outlet blog, where my fellow design team mates are rockin' it every single day! ♥♥♥


  1. This is absoluely fabulous! I can't stop admire this project! Hugs, Macarena

  2. Awesome, but your work is always fabulous.

  3. I've been on vacation, and while its not quite over I had to hop through your posts to catch up. I am loving your sketchbook Saturday posts...I just love all that color and this project...WOW WOW WOW. I love everything you have done here...and those butterfly trail swirls...what a lovely and steady hand you must have. Fabulous.

  4. Lauren, How exciting to see your awesomeness featured in the Simon Says Designer Spotlight! Woot, Woot on this well-deserved recognition. :)


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