Sunday, February 6, 2011

~ Tea-Dyed Lace and Fairy Wings ~


Fairy wings, dipped in tea -- a new favorite of mine. Marilyn sent me my order of scrunchy ribbon, and fairy wings. It has been so fun the last few days, when I have a few moments to create, to mess around with her creations. I also recently got some lovely trims from this etsy store... so wonderful; you can see some of it stitched onto the shimmery heart on this card...

... I keep a little pot of tea in the refridgerator, and when my trims want to be aged a little, and even sometimes the fairy wings, or tiny tags, I open up the little pot and stir away. Good times. sometimes that's even more fun than actually using the tea-dyed goodies.

Another new etsy favorite:  this store, where I can find such beautiful patterned papers like these I used on the cards and albums today. (if you can't find the same collections in that etsy store, you can search online for them: the collections are Bailey, McKenna, Life's Journey, and Ancestry -- all so pretty).


Just some bitty inspiration books created for an etsy order. it always makes me happy to imagine up something she will love.

 Yes, I have officially decided that Marilyn's scrunchy ribbons are the best to be found. anywhere. Give it a try and you'll not ever want any ribbon but hers!
I love butterflies.. felt ones, especially. isn't it fun when you can make them soft and fuzzy?

I have to run off now. next week will be busy for me.

Thank you for dropping by... I appreciate all your kind, thoughtful words.
have a restful day!
~ vi


  1. Just so soft and pretty! Love them!! Hugs Juls

  2. Viola!! i just love love it!! can you open a class please? i want to learn :)

  3. Absolutely beautiful creations Viola! Love how you use tea to age your embellishments.

  4. ohmygosh miss vio, just breathe-taking! i'm in love with your creations, hehe. they are just perfect! you're just so very talented! thank you for sharing with us! big *hugs* steph :)

  5. Viola, these are all so pretty. Love the K and Co papers and pretty lacy trims. I will have to check out that Etsy. I have used Memrie Mare seam binding for over a year now. They are the best hand dyed seam binding I have come across.

  6. Once again girl you have made some beautiful cards. Love the first one with the heart!

  7. love your creations!!! They are elegant and so feminine!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!
    best regards,

  8. You help make my day with your beautiful creations!

  9. Just found your blog. Love all the sweet creations, soft colours and embellishments.
    Good luck with your music preparations and exams!!

  10. Viola,
    Your blog is just beautiful and so are your cards! Just stunning! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment!

  11. Oh Vi these are so beautiful. The elements you use are some of my absolute favourites and they make my heart sing seeing them and the way you use them......sooooo sweet!

  12. i agree; the seam binding from Memrie Mare is perfect and my personal favorite.
    And your cards? Another favorite :). I love each and every one of these beauties!

  13. Hi Viola! Love your cards and inspiration! You really inspire me to try vintage sweet looks! Have a good week ahead!

  14. Gosh, these are pretty, Viola!! Those trims combined with the ribbon are so lush!! I've only bought ribbon from Marilyn and had no reason to ever look elsewhere--love the varigated look of hers--wish I knew her secrets! thank you for sharing your Etsy trim secret, though! I simply can't find anything locally, and have checked a couple online spots, but, for some reason had not thought of etsy. I will have to check that out! Everything is just especially pretty today, Viola. Hope your studying leaves a little time for creating!!

  15. Beautiful Viola!!!! Love all the tea-dyed touches! My favorite! :)


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