' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Inspired By France Papillon

Thursday 16 May 2013

Inspired By France Papillon

This week the Paper Artsy blog welcomes France Papillon for some inspiration. I really wanted to make a spool key ring but could I find a suitable spool... I will keep that idea in mind, but in the meantime I had a go at France's journal cover.

This will not be a cover, but a page inside my samples book, so I made a number of adjustments to make it functional. For instance I have flipped the position of the vellum and didn't stitch the top to create a pocket. The string between the brads will also help keeping pieces of paper on the page, a thin elastic would be ideal.
The vellum is an old piece of printed envelope liner, hence the shape, and I used some scraps of handmade paper, yeah using up some old stash !
For the words, I used bits from the Eclectica Lin Brown 3 set, which I won last week - thank you Paper Artsy - as I haven't had time to play with it yet but still HAD to crack it open...

Thanks for coming by,


  1. I love the mix of textures and materials and the way you've used up your scraps for a practical page for samples x.

  2. oooooh love your take on it and what a great idea to turn it into a pocket!
    thanks for playing along :)))

  3. Love your page, great idea to make the vellum pocket, fabulous papers and fabric giving such wonderful textures.

    Sylv xx

  4. Great take on Frances' project...lovely :)

  5. Nicely done :) and adapted for an inside page :)
    Von ♥

  6. Oh, ça c'est vraiment très beau aussi... et très réussi. Tu es très inspirée en ce moment, c'est bien bravo !!! :) Bizz

  7. Well done on using up the scraps. Love the texture and colours

  8. This is a really pretty take on France's piece. Love the colours and texture.

    Lesley Xx

  9. What a gorgeous page, great textures! x

  10. This is wonderful, I love the fabric, those spools were a so and so to find wern't they lol xx

  11. C'est très beau Crafty... Très réussi !!! Bonne journée, bises