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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Modern Girl with a Vintage Soul ...

Hi folks!  So much is going on right now ... my Mama is doing well and will be coming home to stay with us next Tuesday until she is ready to go to her home.  We visited the Neurosurgeon today and had a great report.  And I couldn't sleep last night, and was up early this morning playing with paint and burlap and such.  And I love this sweet piece of artwork that I made.  Check it out ...

I used an old frame that I'd had for years.  It was gold metallic, and I spray painted it white, then used black, burnt sienna and burnt umber artists acrylics and a sponge to give it an old, woody look.  The picture that was in the frame had no glass as it was kind of 3 dimensional, so I took out the image and there were 2 pieces of cardboard.  One black and thin, the other very thick.  I wrapped the thinner piece with burlap (yard sale find) and put the frame back together. 

Next I took a chipboard dress form from Basically Bare and inked it very heavily with a bronzey green ink from Anna Griffin.  I heat embossed the stand and the very tip top of the dress form with copper embossing powder from Ranger. I cut pieces of a vintage dress pattern and gathered them and glued them onto the dress form for a skirt.  I tied a big bow from black satin ribbon (another yard sale find, but it is made by Offray), and then I added a brooch that was another yard sale find.  The top of the brooch has a kind of crown look at the top and I loved it for this project.

I used a quote from Christy Tomlinson's new collection that says "She was a modern girl with a vintage soul".  I printed it on ivory cardstock (yet another yard sale find) and then punched out the words using my new Epiphany Shape Studio 'Heart 25'.  I did not use the bubble caps as I felt they didn't work well with the organic feel of the burlap, so I inked them lightly with brown ink, and glued them to the burlap.

And there it is!  A really sweet piece of artwork that uses mostly yard sale finds and cost very little overall.  And I really, REALLY love it!!!  ♥♥♥♥♥

So, please tell me what you think ... I'd love to hear your comments!

Today is National Scrapbooking Day, and I'm going to spend my day at Altered Angel ... my local scrapbooking store, or LSS.  We have a great group of crafty folks who are getting together to play and laugh and catch up.  I hope you get to spend the day being creative, too! 

Blessings, Becky


Sheila Mainous said...

I really, really like this too! So adorable!

Mad for Paper said...

Hi BEcky,
I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award because I love your blog.
Thanks for all the loveliness!