Where do you go to my lovely.
When you’re alone in your bed?
Tell me the dreams that surround you,
I want to look inside your head.
It all started over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. There’s a different tack this month. Instead of a kit to copy they have picked a CSI (Colour, Story, Inspiration) file to inspire a kit:
You may already be aware that I have limited access to my stash, but I did have enough to be able to pull together a page kit with some Dear Lizzie Neapolitan papers and stickers and a couple of Studio Calico 6 X 6 pads – Take Note and Darling Dear; wood veneer shapes and green buttons. I had a photo of Puddle Duck, fast asleep in the car after her first big performance on a real stage, in front of a a proper fee paying audience, rather than the small group of parents she had been used to. So I can journal about sleep and dreams (hence the song).
The ‘evidence’ includes pleats and ruffles, so I thought I’d try a technique from Susan Stringfellow for a pleated border around my page, which I found on the Carta Bella website.
I started with a piece of card stock I knew that I would not be using EVER. I then cut 1 inch wide strips from my 6 X 6 pads and scraps to match the colour scheme on the mood board. I took a strip at a time, inked one edge and put double sided tape on the back. I then applied the strip to the edge of the page, folding and pleating as I went. I mitred the corners to give a neater finish with less bulk. Then I trimmed the music paper from the Dear Lizzie Neapolitan paper pad to 10.5 X 10,5 inches, stuck it in the middle and then machine stitched it in place.
Then it all came together using the Scrap 365 sketch:
So here’s my page:
I don’t have much in the way of photos from that evening – and it was quite a big night. I think I can perhaps get another page to tell a different part of the story, but until then I have another story told in my album and another technique tried.