Thursday, 14 August 2008
IN VINTAGE MODE
I've been busy scrapbooking our holiday and making stuff I can't yet show here because it's for a supplier, so I promised myself that I would spent this morning working just for myself, using anything I liked. I even broke out of ATC mode and worked on a postcard for a change!
So of course - I gathered all sorts of vintage bits and pieces, what else? I was thinking about the Arty Girlz challenge so actually began with the gorgeous patterned paper that I've used as a background (I think it's 7 Gypsies but am not sure). Beautiful it may be but the strong design can be a bit overwhelming so I tore some mulberry lace paper and antiqued it, just to tone it down somewhat.
I bought a sheet of Daguerreotype frames from Phenomenon which worked well here - and am proud of the fact that the pictures aren't even on straight! I'll get myself loosened up from straight lines one of these days ...
I added a little metal frame, a clock and a coin, some lace, black scrap and painted a laser cut chipboard shape as a finishing touch. It was fun to work on a bigger canvas and this would look so nice hanging on the wall if anyone would like to trade for it?