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?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice Rosie - I love vintage!

Barbara

RubyMay said...

Wow...wow...wow...your stuff is amazing ! Love your blog x

Stempelchaotin said...

UNBELIEVABLE !!!
Wow this is perfect. Love them.

Sarah said...

This is beautiful!! I love the daguerreotype frame. Could you share a link to the source?

NANCY LEFKO said...

I love the vintage style work you have here...just lovely.

Julie said...

Wonderful creation as always Rosie

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again

Julie xx

Rosemary said...

So beautiful, Rosie, I love this.

Rein said...

love the vintage!Gorgeous piece,

Rita said...

You have some lovely creations here. you are very talented