Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Something Old, Something New................














Recently Sadie Lou of http://craftilyeverafter.blogspot.com and http://cottagestylestreetteam.blogspot.com, created a terrific plan to generate funds for advertisement in major magazines for the The Cottage Street Team. Brilliant! So...........Sadie Lou asked me if I would like to contribute to this master plan! And what better market than weddings and brides! The idea is to create a bridal gift basket and fill it with all sorts of bridal goodies! Then ten baskets will be featured on Etsy, June 1st, 2008! I decided to go with the old adage, something old something new......theme, kind of vintage cottage style. I know theses baskets will be represented by the most gifted and fanciful artist on the team which will only make the baskets more of a coveted bridal trove for the bride to be! I thought one of my holiday gift paddles (instructions as seen in Somerset Studios Holiday Issue 2007 Vol. 1) transformed into a Bridal Fan Hand Paddle would be a vintage style addition to the trove and as for the bride to be banner is for the outside of the basket, as the final touch!
An added tip....A wonderful way to create the vintage look on the ends of your crepe paper is to tea stain them BUT.....prior to unraveling the roll! That is the secret!....Take one side of the entire white crepe paper roll (streamer) and dip it into tea, longer the deeper the tint and then carefully let excess liquid drip off the roll and do the same to other side. I let the roll dry out for approx. 24 hours. Tah Dah, now you have vintage looking crepe paper and it works great with other colored dyes! The possibilities are endless!

7 comments:

Gina2424 said...

Wow, love the bridal stuff...and your banner....exquisite! Funny you should ask about the prom dress thing....it is a PAGE, not a dress, thank goodness for me! But even, funnier, our other Marie co-hort, Mary Ann, Maineratheart, is hosting it in the group: itty bitty book swap, but I think it is full. That is a great Flickr group if you are not in it!

Paper Cat Designs said...

Those crepe paper flowers are just gorgeous! I love Somerset studios magazine too. WOW! What a devine feast for the eyes and soul.

Cheers!
~Kellie

Donna O'Brien said...

Clever girl!!! Great colors, too!
D.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Ann-Denise, Thank you for that fabulous tip on staining the crepe paper. If not for that I would be the lady unrolling the whole thing to stain it. :) Lynn

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Your wedding creations for the CSSTeam are GORGEOUS! I just ADORE what you do with crepe paper (so does my daughter - she LOVES the party sticks you made)! You know, the last time I ever touched crepe paper was in grade school when we used it as streamers for a party! lol

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I joined too, didn't Sadie Lou do a fabulous job? What a gorgeous selection of goodies. I just stopped by Lynn's place and saw your beautiful package for Louise's swap. You are so busy, yet always available to create something gorgeous. Karen

Diana Lyn said...

Hello , was over visiting Lynn and saw the georgus gifts you sent her! How fun, and whimsical! so I popped over to vist you, You are an amazing artist and very giving! Thank you , I try to be also and I really appreciate the pay forwardness in people, Cheers ! Stop by for a visit sometime! Diana Lyn