Our theme at Country View Crafts this month is layers and I am back with a final piece for the month which uses up some of my scraps.
I found this wonderful little book and wallet on Pinterest designed by Emma Trout using just a single envelope and five tags. Just perfect for my overflowing box of bits and pieces! I also had four small photographs of my mother sitting on my desk from another project, so I decided to combine the two.
This is a photo heavy post - be warned!
First of all I decorated the tag with loads of bits and pieces - offcuts, bits of ribbon and lace, mis-stamps and including a label from a recent purchase (no I wasn't adopted, but I used to think I was found with the fairies at the bottom of the garden!).
This was stuck onto the envelope and I started decorating the rest.
Everything sort of folds over itself and it is quite difficult to photograph!
Here is the envelope which started it all! A tag is folded to go inside the envelope and the outside piece decorated.
Then it was the turn of the wallet - two tags joined together to create a little edge to edge folder which I covered with the last of my Prima Tea Thyme papers and some altered white flowers and a strip of lace.
So there you have it!
I really love this and thank you Emma for the wonderful inspiration. I indulged myself making this on my birthday a time when I miss my Mum more than most - but I think she would have loved this. I also made a slight dent in my scraps box!
You still have another couple of days to enter our challenge at Country View Crafts - there are some wonderful entries, so do pop over and have a look.
Thanks for looking x