Thursday, 11 December 2008

VINTAGE BEAUTY


I've been making a set of 11 of these for a "Vintage Beauty" ATC swap I'm part of. You can imagine why I signed up for it - never good resist the vintage look or the chance to work in my favourite sepia tones.

I used images from a Lunagirl set of slide shaped photos, which were perfect for this topic. I used some script paper as a background, plus a sheet of tape measures, and those Kelly Panacci stamps I've used so much. I antiqued the edges with chalk inks too - another favourite technique.

This feels like some kind of faded keepsake - like a dance programme perhaps - kept in tissue at the bottom of a box and brought out occasionally as a reminder of times past ..... fanciful, me???

6 comments:

pammyjo said...

Very nice. I'm a sepia fan too. AND I love your little added stories. Makes the reader feel like an insider who might have stumbled upon the memory treasure.

Sue said...

I also love vintage too.
Really love your ATC. Thank you for visiting my blog. x

Maria in France said...

Aww these are super Rosie, well done. I do enjoy this blog and you do make such super stuff

magpie said...

mmmm hmmmm love the sepia look

Love your ATC

Sharon xx

Linda said...

Simply gorgeous!
L. xxxx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such fun catching up with you Rosie! Your artwork is lovely, pink and otherwise ;)
I am a huge fan of vintage too!