Monday, 28 March 2016

Victorian Photo Album a Shabby Is Chic Boutique DT Project

Good morning friends! Today I would like to share with you my Victorian Photo Album I have created with some amazing items from Shabby Is Chic Boutique Store.
 
 
I bought this photo album a few years back, it is a real Victorian photo album and is about 100 years old. The cover was in red velvet, however it was very, very worn and was in bad need of a facelift! 
 
I started off with some white satin from my stash and covered the entire album with that first, then it was time to get out my gorgeous laces and trims from SCB and get embellishing.  I started off with this first lace in the top left photo, it is the large Venise lace trim you see, and this covered the book beautifully. I used the rose and pearl trim for the spine of the book.
 
 
 I added a vintage lady in fabric from my stash to the center and then used the white leaf trim and the pearl trim on either side of her. On the top and bottom I used the mesh embroidered lace and the pearl and rhinestone trim to finish it off.
 
 
I embellished the corners with one of the .96" gold rhinestone and pearl flatbacks on top of the bow applique.
 

I just love these 3 inch rolled satin roses Amy carries in her store, they were perfect for this project! I added a flatback pearl to the centers of each and even made my own flower as well. I added one of my favorite buttons from the SCB store, the vintage girl button.

 
For the sides I wanted to keep the antique closure that was on the album, so I used the scalloped pearl bridal trim so as not to cover it up, it worked out perfectly.

 
The finishing touches were the butterfly applique with more of the pearl and rhinestone trim attached to it. I added some vintage millenary flowers and foam roses from my stash as well.
 I love how this came out and now I am going to add lots of my family photos to this album I will be a family keepsake now!
 
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out all the gorgeous items in the
 
 
Butterfly Applique
16 mm Flatback Pearl
Cup Chain
White Flatback Pearl Trim
5.5cm White Lace Bridal Trim
30.5cm Venise Lace
Clear Rhinestone and Pearl Mesh Trim
White Leaf Venise Trim
Pearl Chiffon Flower Trim
Mesh Embroidered Lace
.96" Gold rhinestone & Pearl Flatback
3'' Rolled Roses in Cream and Dusty Rose