Yes, it was love at first sight when I was blog surfing a few weeks ago and saw these sweet Venise lace appliques. I knew then that I had to have some for myself and tracked down a wholesaler to buy from. Now I'm in lace heaven! I'm surrounded by beautiful Venise lace - both sweet little appliques and lace trim. And I've opened an Etsy shop to sell my Funkie Findings - things that I love and want to make available to my blog friends so they can use them in their crafting too.
There are still a number of Easter challenges running this week and I couldn't resist one more vintage piece for Easter. This image is from a LunaGirl vintage holiday set CD and I matched it up with some Raspberry Road digital DP plus some ancient Creative Memories gingham paper. The Hello and My Friend stamps are from the Sweet Kids set from Crafty Secrets. I took a white lace heart and tea stained it. When dry, using an empty aqua painter and a bit of Lavender Lace reinker mixed with a drop or two of water, I hand painted the lace heart and the tiny tri-bud appliques (the buds were white to start with). I then added a bit more water and reinker to the puddle on my craft sheet and dyed the seam binding to match. You know I'm hooked on custom dying everything to match, right?
Here you have it - easy peasy! And if you don't have reinkers, just pick a stamp pad, tip it over and mash it down on your craft sheet. Mist or otherwise add water and mix up a dye puddle to use to dye your embellishments. Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for whatever comments you care to leave. I love knowing who is visiting me!
Paper Sundaes - Texture
Sentimental Sundays - Easter/Spring
The Shabby Tea Room - Egg-cellent
Creative Beli - Eggs/Bunnies & Old and Forgotten (Creative Memories paper)
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Happy Birthday
Truly Scrumptious - Vintage
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Easter
Stampin' for the Weekend- Easter
Craft Your Days Away - Easter
Secret Crafter - Stitching