Jun 24, 2010

rush...

It's a Rush Party over at Some Days are Diamonds...


The beautiful Karen came up with this wonderful idea to start a sorority for blogging sisters.  Like every great sorority you gotta get started with a Rush...

Our assignment was to use this beautiful vintage picture and create something with it...


Since shabby chic, collage is what I love...


I went with it...


I created this beautiful, shabby journal as a gift for a friend.  It was such a fun experiment and I'm thrilled with how it turned out.   I started with a .50 cent binder, added some torn layers of tissue paper, sprayed the whole base with Glimmer mist in coffee and just started layering until I achieved the look I was after.  I added buttons, vintage ribbon, a scrappy flower and this beautiful Parisian mannequin and chandelier...top it off with a bevy of butterflies and ground it all with some beautiful lace and there you have it...a shabby chic journal.

I've already taken a peak at the what the other sister's have created and your gonna be inspired...
check them all out here.

Blessings,
Patty

34 comments:

Cottage Sunshine said...

ohhhh, so pretty, Patty!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty vintage creation Patty! I love it!

aimee said...

you did a wonderful job! im on my way to see the other creations :)
blessings,
aimee

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Patty, that is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!

Have a fun and happy day!

Nancy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

So pretty, Patty. Wow, this is lovely!!!!

Have a wonderful day, sweet sister!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Patty...how nice to meet you! Your journal is GORGEOUS!
Your new Sista, Jil
xo

Ann said...

I LOVE your journal, creative and beautiful. So happyt to ge to know ya. Now a follower.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, Patty, that's just beautiful. I'm so glad you're a fellow Sister!

Atelier de Charo said...

Just beautiful!

Hugs
Charo

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Patty, What a beautiful creation! You are so talented...Thank you so much for sharing!
Hugs,
Cindy Adkins

http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com

I'm listed under "whimsical musings" in the blog roll!

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey. What a lovely shabby chic take on the photo. Love all the lace and buttons. Can't wait for the rest of the upcoming events. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

Heather Jensen said...

This is an amazing journal. Love the layers and lovely lace. :)

Kim said...

Hello Sorority Sister! I love what you did with the picture and your blog is beautiful. Hugs!

Rebecca said...

Hello Seezsta! LOVE THE JOURNAL my friend! Amazingly creative. LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

Sherrie said...

Hello Patty,
So nice to meet you! Your journal is beautiful! Layering the tissue paper is so imaginative. I will have to give that a try :0)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Beautiful journal. I really like the idea of making a journal! It is nice to meet you sorority sister.

Becca said...

Beautiful card Patty!

Shelia said...

Hi Sister Patty! Your journal is so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)
Sorority sis from Texas

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

It's beautiful and I know it will be treasured!

bj said...

OOO, this is really beautiful, Sista...
You really did good on this!!
xo bj from Texas

Kathy said...

Patti!
Thanks for stopping by...We are definately kindred spirits and Sistas!!!!
Love YOUR journal too...We were both on the same wavelink...Paris too!
Your friend should be sooooo pleased to recieve this.
Welcome to the Sista-hood!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Andi's English Attic said...

That's so pretty. Your friend will be thrilled. xx

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Great job on your Rush project!! So love all the shabby chic embellishments!! I'm so glad to meet another Sister!! I can't wait to see what's next with our sorority ~ I look forward to getting to know you.

Liz said...

Oh it is just darling!
Good Job Sister!

~Liz

Karen said...

Patty that is gorgeous! You will have one over-the-top excited friend when you give it to her! Love the layers, chic collage is just the best I think.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better in the coming months! I think we have a lot in common!
Enjoy your weekend! Karen

Amy P said...

The journal looks gorgeous! I love it and it's nice to meet you :) Off to explore your blog!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

But Patty, where's the picture of YOU with your rush?????

Keetha from The Eclectic Company

Our Back Porch said...

Hello there Sista. Your journal is fabulous!! I am still working my way down the sister list! lol I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
Rebecca
from...
{Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

Leslie said...

beautiful Patty!!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is so, so pretty, Patty!

Blessings,
Sandi

Lululiz said...

Patty, your journal cover is gorgeous! I just adore all the sweet little embellishments you have used.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great to meet you sister Patty! such a wonderful collage journal you created. I'm making my way through all the talented ladies blogs. Gosh we have a large sisterhood LOL
Lynn

Nelly said...

Hi Patty,
Greetings from one your sorority sisters from Pennsylvania. What a gorgeous collage you made. Its beautiful and so up my alley. Thanks for the how to. Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog. Have a wonderful week.

porter place cottage said...

Hello there Sista. Love your R*U*S*H project!! I'm excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N to come! Love your journal! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here but trying to visit each and everyone!
Terrie