Monday, January 30, 2012

paper doll

hello gypsies and welcome back to the authentique paper blog. i am very excited to share my new little friend with you today. she's only 8" tall, and crafted with our new "delightful" collection. and she is delightful!

her bodice is covered in tiny hand-spun roses tipped with walnut distress ink. her skirt is created with layers of hand-washed papers - yep! i got the paper that i go completely wet, then crumpled it into balls, then uncrumpled and let dry until damp but not completely dry. the result is a fabric to mold and shape, tear and scrunch.
be sure to keep visiting - especially with CHA coming (craft & hobby association tradeshow for those of you new to the caravan). there'll be lots of beautiful and inspiring projects to see as i make my first pilgrimage to crafting nirvana!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

winter wonder

hello gypsies! the holidays are over but winter is not so i wanted to celebrate the season with a very special cabinet. 
whites and blues
snow and ice
glitter and sparkle
 i hope you are as inspired by winter as i am.
my next adventure is starting - the gypsy is going to CHA to see authentique at its very first show!
be sure to keep checking the authentique blog for CHAdventures!
product reports, critiques and random elements!

materials - "journey" collection papers
tissue tape - tim holtz
random elements and miscellaneous winterness

Saturday, January 7, 2012

you are my sunshine

authentique's monthly sketch challenge inspired me to create this little tribute to my blue-eyed girl. i've always loved this picture of her as a baby. and orange is my favorite color! 
just a little something to brighten my day, and hopefully yours too.

feeling up to a challenge? check out authentique's january sketch challenge and create a little brighteness yourself!
card sketch challenge

layout sketch challenge