Monday, July 23, 2012

Vintage and Timeless - Thats hard for me to create.

I love vintage stuff.  Pictures, ribbon, paper, etc. but I have a hard time putting it all together. I love Tim Holtz and would love to take a class from him in person but his style is easier for me.  Vintage with lace, pearls, and soft colors is harder.  BUT for today's project I had inspiration in a vintage wedding photo.  I believe I found this picture on Valerie B's blog, The Sum of All Crafts. If you have never been there GO! She has amazing vintage pictures along with some digital downloads that she has designed. Another blog who gives me lots of vintage inspiration is The Funkie Junkie.  Linda's cards and tags are beautiful. You must go over to her blog and check it out.  She sells the supplies she uses in her shop. I have ordered from Linda and she has amazing customer service. Linda also a challenge blog called Frilly and Funkie if you want to join in on their challenges.

Okay on with my project.  This was made on 8x8 Claybord, CW template, matte gel medium, acrylic paints, lace, pearls, feathers, Prima flowers, vintage fabric pieces and a 3x3 canvas panel. I attached the photo to a 3x3 canvas panel to give the project more layers and depth.

Here a close up of the background I made with matte gel medium and a Crafters Workshop (CW) template.

The pearls around the photo was some old cheap costume jewelry my mother had that I kept to use for the special project.  The vintage dictionary paper in the background is a Stampin Up Sizzix doily die.

Now I mentioned I used a feather do you know where it is?  It's the butterfly.  I have had these feather butterflies for years and years so I don't know where I bought them. 

Thats it! Do you love it? I do!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh my, Karen, this is a fabulous vintage/shabby chic piece! I really love the subtle pattern you created with the gel medium! And your color palette is lovely. The lace appliques are really a wow and cutting the dictionary paper with the doily die is the perfect finisher! Super job here. And thanks so much about your kind about my blog and my shop!


  2. I love this mom! I would love to have this if you don't know what to do with it!


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