But a couple of days ago, I read Anni's blog post about the Fragile Paper challenge at Paper Artsy. That intrigued me. I have lots of antique and vintage ephemera, some of it very fragile indeed. Anni's beautiful creation for this challenge really inspired me, and I hopped over to Paper Artsy to check out the details for the challenge. Loved it!
I pulled out all kinds of papers and was going to go with a tattered piece of a very old Parisien map but somehow the other bits and pieces to go with it didn't do it for me. No inspiration. And then I looked through a little bag of sweet treasures I had received from dear Sandy at Qill Cottage and there they were, the pieces I needed to inspire a little creation - a very old fragile book page, pieces of handwritten ephemera and the most intriguing kind of see through plasticised paper, which had a very unusual feel. The size of the page determined the size of the collage. I also used some vintage dress making pattern paper which had come all the way from Australia, wrapped around a pressie from my dear friend Suzy. Some stamping, a tiny bit of Treasure Gold, some words and a couple of embellishments later, and all that was left to do was make a hanger out of twisted paper -
Oh, and talking of Treasure Gold ............ I treated myself to some of the gorgeous colours.They arrived yesterday and in the evening I finally got a chance to play around with them just a wee bit. Whilst chatting with Marie from Lost Bird Studio, lol. I used a couple of embossed tags and just messed around with some of the colours. Gosh, this stuff is fun!! So beautifully shiny! I have a couple of little metal pieces which would benefit from a little Treasure Gold treatment :-). Anyhoo, here are the two tags I played around with -
I think I will have to play a bit more with these lovely colours.......... tehehehe.