This seemed deceptively simple! Just find a bunch of ephemera pieces and whack one staple in the middle to hold together. We were inspired by a posting over on Daisy Yellow. I quickly (as did Jo and Lenna) started to over think it and fiddled with it quite a bit. I was also thinking I was "missing" something - namely paint, glue, ink, stamps - you know, the regular go to stuff.
When I finally gave myself permission to just run with it and, yes, keep it SIMPLE it all fell into place.
Lenna's included a clipping from a Barnes and Noble ad, old map piece, old gift wrapping, doily, scraps from painting and a fortune.
I was quite happy how it turned out...and not really thinking about it somehow I managed to match the envelope with a book theme!
The inside cover from an old children's book. The camera tape was specifically for Lenna too....
Jo's was another happy surprise...
I knew I wanted to use some oriental paper I had and the image of the Giesha. The background is another paint experiment. The butterfly is a playing card. Old stamp. The text came from a little booklet about Japan..
...that I also used for the envelope...
How cool is that!
We have one more swap planned for the year - going back to our mutual "roots" and doing a Mary Green Vintage Glue Book theme! Enjoy, Jewels