Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Notes from Paris Flea Market

Welcome to the 
with the
Paris Flea Market kit from March

I hope you arrived here from
and left some love for her beautiful artwork.
Nowit is my turn.I was so lucky to have a great find
in the dollar stor. This wooden model for
a memo board project that I want to share with you:
You see it is totally ready to be altered.
And this is  the result,but I am quite sure you 
want to know how I came to the end result.
I started with taking a piece of black 12 x 12 inch paper
from the box and puth the bord on top and drwing aline
around it and cut out the shape with a knife and ruler.
Then I took the bottle of Club Scrap bookbinding glue and 
added this to the woodboard and put the paper on top.

With a bottle of black soot acrylic distress paint
I painted the sides black.

Next cover the black paper with the pink design
paper that is cut 1/2 and inch shorter on all sides
and colored the border also with black sooth
distress paint. On top a piece of the gray design
border cut from the grey design paper.
Here you see the finished board with all
it's details and a noteblock in the middle.

Here you see how it looks form behind.
It is best to glue this piece in the holes,
otherwise it might drop out all the time.
A little more about the details.The bird is a die from
Tim Holtz that I used for cutting and I mixed and matched 
the colors fromthe kit.The lovely birdcage charm came
with the kit. The tag on the right started being white and 
I used a few different stamps from the unmounted rubber
stamps that also came with this kit. The pink circle I cut out
from another piece of white paper and added with foam
tape to the tag.
You also see the notepad decorated with a strip from the 
cut aparts. A punched out flower (SU!) with a brad from 
an older kit,but perfect here again! The word notes is
 stamped with a clear alphabet from my stash,
On the left and right of the notepad I added some flowers
cut from the black design paper.

It is also a Tim Holtz die. The flower is fastned to the board 
with a button that came also with the kit. The pink leaves
are cut with a Joy Craft die. Behind the notepad I added
aribbon fromthe kit before glueing the pad to the background.

Here another one of the tags fro the kit. First stamped 
with the french UM rubber stamp and the corner is made
with the stencil that cae with the kit. I tiny pink pearl
from my stash completes this corner.

On the bottem right another bird with in the background
3 of the tiny tags from the kit. I stamped the word notes several
times and here decorated with more sticky pearls.

And here my scrappage for today.
I found this wonderful sketch that inspired me to use for
these wonderful pictures my DD took of the boys dressed
up for Easter.

It is from the 

It had to be a masculine look,so I did not add the pink paper,
but with black,grey and white I think I did pretty well.
I used the TumHoltz bird and flower dies. Also more of the 
tagsthat came with the kit. The added white floweris from my stash.

You see her printed "Pasen 2016" which is the Dutch
word for Easter. After printing I added it to one of the
tags and used a fleur the lis stamp from the UM stamps
around it as a border.

The birdcage is from the Tim
Holtz die and decoraed with a piece of paper lace inked
with black ink. The background is a complete
paper lace sheet that comes with the Paris Flea Market kit
and is so much fun to use in so many different ways. 
I hope you looked at all the artwork from 
the Artist Team technique challenge and saw all
the paper lace possibilities.If not, you can still do
so from HERE.

And for more inspiration,please head over to 
and she what she has to show you to inspire
you to use the wonderful Paris Flea Market kit.
If you happen to lose your way, you can always go back to
the Club Scrap Blog and see all the Team players.

Thank you for looking!

Have a creative day!


Maxine D said...

What stunning and absolutely beautiful projects Hetty - love the page with your boys - they are handsome wee men.

JoZart Quilts said...

Beautiful projects, Hettie! Great detail, balance and use of subtle colour. Useful items too.
Jo x

April Puzzuoli said...

Love your work, Hetty! Thanks for the close up of the details.

Julie said...

Hetty, your project is adorable!! Love the layout of the boys too! So sweet!

Annette said...

As always Hetty - totally awesome.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Your note pad "tag" is awesome - great idea and it turned out so pretty. Your lo is awesome - what cuties!!

Tricia Morris said...

Wow--the altered memo board is fantastic with such a beautiful design. Thanks for the inspiring post, Hetty!

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Hetty! I love this note holder. The scrap page is adorable (Those babies are so cute!). Have a great day!

Anita Houston said...

I love functional art...gorgeous too!!!

jen t. said...

Wowsers! Beautiful projects!!

Carolyn said...

Lovely project and LO!

Karen Wyngaard said...

I love your re-purpose of the dollar store frame. I bet you'll get a lot of use out of that! I also like how you demonstrated that Paris Flea Market can be masculine, too. Your grandsons are so precious!

Lisa D said...

What a magnificent note board, Hetty! All the details are beautiful! I promise to come visit you on my trip to Paris!

Paula Jennings said...

Such a beautiful memo board and awesome job with our sketch. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Jill P said...

such a fun project and the boys are so cute!

APeeling Papercrafts said...

Love this! What a great project! I just love that msg board!

Josette Trunnell said...

Fabulous. Not sure what I like best. Love the memo board but the layout if wonderful too!! Your instructions are great, I am going to make one!!

Beth Norman said...

Oh my what gorgeous projects. The first one really captured my attention. Absolutely stunning.

Daffodil Cards said...

Love your note board with such beautiful details and your scrap page of the boys is just a beautiful and lovely memory page.

KnitterPam said...

You have such a great knack for turning dollar store items into magic, Hetty!

Kay Williamson said...

Ditto on all of these above, ha! Such a clever use of that frame, always such cute projects from you!

Anne Marie said...

What a great dollar store find. You did such an amazing job altering it and what a genius idea to use it for a notepad!

Tina Dornbaum said...

I love the message board and all the details. The dollar store has many fun things to alter. That was a great find. Very pretty page.

Karla Yungwirth said...

Love your beautiful mixed media piece and your lovely scrapbook layout! Thanks so much for joining us this month for the SEM Challenge! DT Karla

Sheila said...

Your projects - so inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

Cara G said...

So nice to have you join our challenge Hetty! I really love your beautiful take on our SEM layout sketch, I'm really loving those cute birds. Great job--thanks for linking up!

Rettaescape said...

Adorable! I love all the details on the note pad@

Lilian YF said...

Love the altered memo board! And the page! Just beautiful!
Lilian DT teamie
The Leaf Studio

Cara G said...

Hi Hetty!! This is Cara at Scrapping Everyday Miracles and I wanted to let you know that not only were you chosen as a Top 3 winner for our challenges, but you were also randomly chosen as our PRIZE winner. Congratulations!!! Please head to the SEM blog and check the post for instructions on how to contact our blog owner, Paula Jennings, in order to get your prize! Thanks again for playing along.

Paula Jennings said...

Congratulations on being our March winner! This is Paula from SEM. I received your email but it vanished into the black hole of cyberspace on my son's laptop. Could you pleae sendme a Facebook message/friend request so that I can get your information for Alicia to get your prize out to you?
On Facebook I am Paula McLane Jennings