Friday, March 18, 2011
And it's time for a little Friday Freebie:Click, right click and save!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Make a circus wagon, it's *fUn*!! :)
Tonight our *aRt*pArTy*!! meets at Stamping Details for our March meeting, the theme being Vintage Circus,
the inspiration being Lisa Kettell's Altered Art Circus book.
I'm bringing cupcakes
and this is what I made for the swap:
I used a 4x4" paper mache box and lined it inside and out with gay, colorful papers. I backed all my images and cutouts with manila paper for sturdiness. I glued 3 colorful dice together and mounted my image on top. Because of the depth of the box, I brought the image forward, gluing a (cut to size) wine cork to the back of the image and to the (inside) back of the box. I punched circles and brought forward with 3D foam and attached vintage bingo numbers. To fill up the space, I randomly put glue on the (inside) back and bottom of the box and threw confetti on it, shaking off the excess. Tim Holz die cut borders made a perfect marquee, and I layered a couple of half circles and placed on top with a circus banner. Embellished with tinsel, a little yoyo from Tinsel Trading Co. and little red star gems. The box is mounted on two wine corks which are hidden by the paper "wheels" in front and back. You can download the above image and make your own little circus wagon! I loved this project, and have made several, of which I'll post photos later in the week.
Friday, March 11, 2011
but until I get those pics up,
here's a spring-y freebie for you.
Click, right click and save.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
OK, so it's just rick-rack, but it's ivory and there must be over 100 yards on this roll, and it's aged beautifully, hard to tell in the photo. And I can dye it.
Beautiful, dreamy vintage lots...
Whatever shall I do with this sweet little vintage bank...
Love this little pincushion...I'll replace the santa with a charm...
This cherub has the sweetest face...cuter than the photo...
Seriously, sooooo cute....
OK, now I have to go make stuff. Tune in tomorrow for Freebie Friday.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
visiting the Chateau de Fleurs Vintage Market!
It was a beautiful day to begin with,
blue skies and temps in the 70s,
and even more beautiful things awaited us at the market.
It is a quarterly affair, and we have been wanting to go for ages.
Finally the timing was right, the stars were aligned,
and we were transported into a vintage world of girly deliciousness!
I want to crawl into this bed,
and read my favorite Jane novel.
Time stood still in this vintage world...
But eventually (hours later, really),
it was time to put on our dancing shoes...
and move on...to the real world. Sigh...