Monday, 5 March 2012

Vintage Love - A Second Secret Book

Vintage Love - A Second Secret Book

So, unaided and unabetted by various health issues, I finally finished my second book, for the wonderful host over at UK Scrappers (UKS), Nettyb.  Netty's subject was vintage love, roses and the such-like. 

Please excuse formatting of this post - I'm fed up faffing with Blogger.

The covers were fairly straight forward once I'd chosen the main colour schemes (vintage cream and red) - with "love" and "roses" of course. 
 I wanted to use lots of lace and bits and pieces I'd collected for the very purpose thereof.
I also wanted to use a poem and an easy choice was "How do I love thee" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
The tag is shown out of the pocket - I hid this part of the verse - it seemed appropriate!
 Lots of paper tearing, inking, lace, fabric butterflies, ephemera and even a fabulous feather or two.

The Butterflies and Buttons pages are either side of the "secret" matchboxes   
The matchboxes form the base of the book.

Vintage romantic images and more roses

 Weirdly, no stamping anywhere ....

So, finally finished, filled with crafting goodies,
carefully packaged and posted by hubby.  I can cross it off the top of my Guilt List - I hate missing deadlines.  I knew what I wanted to do, well, roughly, but am always amazed how long it actually takes me, even if I do manage to kick my "Be Perfect Driver" well and truly into touch!



  1. Love this version, the colours and lace and shabby chic... beautifully done!!

  2. wow. what a lot of hard work Lynn.