Friday, 25 June 2010
The Bloggerette Sorority RUSH !!!
I was thrilled to bits when I joined the Boggerette Sorority a little while ago, never having been in a sorority before. I thought it was a great idea to be part of such a lovely group of creative women, and I am so excited thinking about future events, challenges, swaps etc etc. Now, in order to join we had to take this gorgeous old photograph,
supplied by the lovely Karen from the "Some Days are Diamonds" blog, who had the wonderful idea for the sorority, and make something with it. Anything. Anything at all. And frame it somehow. Arrgghhh, what to chose, what to do.......
Well, I have paper on my mind lately, I love messing around with glue and bits and pieces. I have also long admired the fabulous art journals which I see on so many blogs I visit. Plus, I can be a little forgetful at times. So, when you put all that together, it just had to be a Bloggerette Sorority Journal, to keep track of swaps, ideas for challenges etc.
I used the softly coloured back of a 120 year old French book as a frame for the Sorority photo, the beautiful little journal cards from Green Paper, plus bits and pieces I had lying around for the inside pages, a bit of lace, a couple of stamps, a piece of a tattered French embroidery magazine, music sheets, ledger paper, oh it was so much fun putting this together. Mind you, only having started last night, it really was a RUSH, lol. But I am pleased with my first effort, and will proudly use it for all matters Sorority, lol.
The only other rule was that we had to show a picture of ourselves with the project. Errrmm, there are not many photographs of me around, lol, I am somewhat camera shy these days. But I roped my DS No.3 in to take a couple of photos. Here I am, holding my Bloggerette Sorority Journal -
And the Bloggerette Sorority Journal -
I took pictures of the individual pages before I bound them together, seemed easier, lol -
See that really sweet little initial "L" stamped above the lady's head? That is a tiny French stamp, over 100 years old, which had been used for stamping linen nightdresses etc with a monogram, so that the needlewoman could embroider over it. I love that stamp.
You can find a LOOOOOOONG list of the other fabulous Bloggerette Sorority sisters on Karen's blog - Some Days are Diamonds. Have oodles of fun visiting them all and drooling over their gorgeous projects.
I'll leave you with a very silly grinny me, see? There is a good reason why I avoid photos, lol.