Friday, February 17, 2017

Bits of Love

Hey everyone! 
SO happy to be here with you today to share with you my LOVE themed challenge from Creative Carte Blanche! I hope you will join us and share your word with us over on the blog! 

I bought one of those black hard covered mixed media journals from Michaels to 
keep some sketches and private journaling in.  A place where I can purge my soul. 
I wanted it to be kind of shabby and vintage looking.  
I painted the book with white Gesso and dried it. 
Next I used some fiber paste from Golden and stenciled on the swirls to give some dimension. 
Then added some vintage lace I have been hoarding, wink, using some 
Multi Matte Medium.  It is great to adhere fabrics and laces. 
Once that dried, it was time to choose a color.  
Krylon's Testors paints where perfect! 
The Petal Rose is so light and pretty, but it definitely lends itself to the shabby part! 
Once that was dried I took some of the Gold paint (which is translucent) and used my finger 
to lightly apply it to the dimensional parts so it popped. 

I used one of Tim's book plate labels to create the place to hold my title. 
I used the Testors paints to paint the metal...worked wonderfully! 
Typed out "Bits of Love" using my Typecast Typewriter...
Oh that thing just gives my joy! lol...nothing like hearing the keys striking the paper! 
Adhered the label holder using Scotch Quick Dry.
 So there you have it! 

Hope you enjoyed and maybe be tempted to play along! 
Thanks for joining me! Hope to see you over on the Creative Carte Blanche Blog...
Thanks to Hels for a fun theme this month! 
I will be back next month to host a new theme! See you then! 

Supply List:
Mixed Media Journal
Multi Matte Medium
Testors Paints-Petal Pink and Gold. 
Vintage Lace
Seam Binding 
Tim Holtz Book Label
Typecast Typewriter


  1. Loving the pink, love the lace and those touches of gold give the whole cover a very opulent look! Anne xx

  2. Great look using the vintage lace. The touch of painted metal accents it perfectly. Hmmmmm, wonder why you chose pink? :)

  3. Pretty cover, Yvonne! I love this technique. Was it hard to use that vintage lace? I collect it, but find it hard to "spend" it. Very special!

  4. Very pretty Yvonne! Love how you layered those elements and then added the beautiful pink color over all of it. The gold is really striking as well!

  5. Shabby Chic ... Mission Accomplished :)