So one of my best friends is currently in Switzerland and Italy (lucky duck), and since it was her first time out of the country and well, ever leaving home, I made her a travel journal before she left. I scrapbooked the first few pages to remind her of home and where's she's been, and left lots of pages to document where she's going!
It was also my first book binding experience, and its not perfect, but I am very happy with it! Here's the pages:
cover, her initial on a map of PA! (homestate)
last page before the blank pages, a pull-out!
Hope you enjoy, if anyone wants closer images I have them.
I really am a novice at photography, but I love it and would love to learn more about it. So until I can sign myself up for a photography class, I was hoping the expert craftsters would put in their two cents!
These were taken at the Mattress Factory, a modern art museum in Pittburgh. I also altered them with MGI Photosuite, my outdated yet very fun photo program.
This picture is not altered. Can you believe the light just came in like that? And no comments on the pose, I am not a dancer!
Sorry! I know there are a lot, but I would really like some guidance/suggestions. I am so inspired by this board!
So my friends and I are super theater dorks and threw a Tony Award's Party. Everyone had to dress up as a character from theater, and I chose Tracy Turnblad from Hairspray. I found this cyan blue shift dress at my community thrift store, and it hurt me a little to mess up a de la Renta...but I bedazzled and 60's-fied til my fingers hurt.
The final result?
(my friend is Moritz from Spring Awakening...which swept the Tony's)
So, this year I went as Madonna in her "like a virgin" wedding dress that she wore to the MTV awards.
I went off of this picture:
And this is how it turned out:
Close-up of my belt:
I made the belt buckle out of clay and then painted it silver with enamel paint. Which by the way, is still a tad tacky. Well, live and learn.
I found the corset at Goodwill, as well as the full slip. I made a skirt of net with a few layers, as well as another tulle skirt to go over it. Made some lace fingerless gloves, a gaudy cross necklace from a keychain, pulled on some fishnets, tacky jewelry, and fake eyelashes and called it a day. Yes, i know the ribbon isn't originally green. I had to work with what I had as a poor college student.
Inspired by all the cute Dorothy-like shoes on craftster, I attempted it myself. I'm not sure why my version decided to be the spawn of satan, but I ended up with a gluey sticky mess. I used spray glue, and there was excess glitter falling off everywhere, not to mention the packing tape I had used to protect the insides from glitter left a sticky residue that picked up the falling glitter. They looked so awful and lumpy I tossed them... Anyone else's glitter shoes not as pretty as some on here?
I think this goes here. Anyway, the original plan was to find a glass frame and etch that, but when i couldn't find one I liked, I reversed it and did it within the frame, making a kind of mat. I made one for my friend for graduation. It's difficult taking pictures of shiny glass.
So, this is my new favorite hoodie and I wish it would turn cold so i could wear it. It's made out of yellow t-shirt material and stretchy red material left over from a halloween costume. Stencilled it...and voila. Kick ass hoodie.