Wednesday, 24 September 2008

VINTAGE BEAUTY

NOW TRADED
The challenge over at Mixed Media Monday was to "show us what you love to do". Well there's only one answer to that and it's vintage, preferably brownish!! It is definitely the thing I love the best, even though I am trying to add in a wider range of colours these days!

I particularly love this image from Paper Whimsy - this girl's face is so serene and calm, almost madonna-like. I always wonder who she was and whether she grew up to be as beautiful as this picture suggests. Perhaps that's why the treatment here is almost shrine like?

The background is a 7 Gypsies Paper, with lots of german scrap and a gold crown charm, plus a little tag that says "limited edition" because she is clearly one of a kind. The measuring tape is a rub-on and is sort of intended to indicate the passing (ie measuring) of time. Well I knew what I meant! I've aged the lace slightly with ink, and also used chalk inks to age the brassy gold a little.

I may have to keep this one as I'm really rather proud of it!!

21 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow stunning ATC.
Looks beautiful. Love them.

Barb Conroy said...

I love this ATC Rosie. I'd be keeping it too if it were mine!
~xx Barb xx~

Sarah said...

Stunning Rosie I love the image you have used!! i am hoping to get my shrine completed for your new challenge. Good luck with it!!!
HUgs Sarah xx

Beth said...

I can understand why you would be proud. It's a beautiful composition, and she really is one of a kind. (And I LIKE the use of the measuring tape to illustrate the passage of time.

Chriss Rollins said...

oh what else could you do on this topic ..vintage is soooo Rosie.
thanks for sharing
chriss x

Rein said...

This is gorgeous Rosie!

MAGPIE said...

Rosie I love her.. she is just YOU you keep going with those colours!! my fav....
x

Femmy said...

great!!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Gorgeous!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

You have done this PW girl proud, she IS a lovely with a deep knowing in her eyes! Your artwork is always so multi-layered and rich Rosie = Love it!

michele said...

As soon as I saw the picture, I thought it was also shrine like. nicely executed.

Viola said...

Great ATC again, Rosie! Love this image too!

Jaqi said...

Really Lovely, Jaqi x

Debbi Baker said...

Really gorgeous Rosie! Don't blame you one little bit for wanting to hold on to it!

Willy said...

Wonderful ATC, Rosie!

Sanja said...

this is my fav. image :0)
beautiful ATC!!!

Rosemary said...

Absolutely lovely, I'd keep it too in the private collection.

mixedmediamonday said...

Wonderful piece! Diane

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous!

Linda said...

Great work Rosie - I think we're going to have a 'vintage challenge' very soon!
XXXX

Moira said...

This is lovely