Saturday, February 8, 2014

Meet Millie and Molly

Let me introduce Millie and Mollie, two fashionistas, who are going to be featured in an altered art project I'll be posting February 19th as Guest Designer for eclectic Paperie.  These ladies liked to party and were always on the leading edge of the latest fashion trends.

There's an Altered Playing Card Challenge going on over on the eclectic Paperie blog.  I altered these playing cards by first adding some torn scraps of DCWV patterned paper to the cards.  I distressed the torn edges of the background paper with a Victorian Velvet Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad.  Once I pasted the background pieces to the card, I distressed the edges of the card and then inked them and the exposed area of the cards with the Victorian Velvet ink.  The background paper on the left card already had a fine, sugary clear glitter and the paper on the right-hand card was already embellished with clear rhinestones.  The label on the left card came from the same DCWV designer paper and the two labels on the right card were from scraps left over from some Graphic 45 Couture paper.

My party girls, Millie and Mollie, were fussy cut from some left over party invitations.  I spent three days in the U. K. several years ago and needed to spend the rest of my British Pounds before I left the country.  I happened on a sale in a stationery store and saw these pretty invitations with three fashionable ladies.  Thought they would be great for use on altered art projects.  The first of the three ladies had previously been used for a set of ATCs I made for a swap.

Hope you visit my blog again...on the 19th of February I will again be featuring Millie and Mollie as they travel to Paris for the Spring Millinery show.

Thanks for stopping by..................................Paulette


  1. Milly and Molly are just so Fashion Forward! LOVE all of your layers and details! FAB colors, too! Can't wait to see what you make Feb. 19th!

  2. Wow, what a great way to recycle old cards. I would have never guessed it. The detail added to each card is wonderful. Love it.

  3. Fabulous !! Tres, tres chic! I love what you've done with the cards! Looking forward to seeing what these two classy ladies get up to on the 19th xx

  4. I love that you recycled your invitation ladies on your altered playing cards! They are just beautiful!

  5. Beautiful and elegant upcycle Paulette!!
    Big hugs


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