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as an unlimited broadcasting station,
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if we will only tune in.

~George Washington Carver

Sunday, September 26, 2010


The main inspiration for this collage was the vintage postcard (top middle) that I purchased at a local flea market.  It is dated 1912 on the back.  I may have to cover it in plastic as it does have some chipping on the front..It also worked out well that the colors I used are the colors of my living/dining room where I have the rest of my family heritage photos/collages.

This has to be the biggest creative project I have tackled at one time in the last year.  I love 7 Gypsies' artist trays. I must admit I am glad I chose the smaller one as my first.  I've had these copies of my husband's grandparents and great grandparents for a while, but just didn't know how I wanted to display them until I got this tray.  It has truly been a labor of  love.  I had to make myself stop adding things as  the farther along I got, the more ideas flowed.  So, part of me wishes I added a little more lace or bling but then I didn't want to overpower the photos any more than I have.  And, as an added plus while creating it this week, I stumbled upon two challenges in which to enter it. 

The two small roses were white paper roses I had left over from another project and I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist and Walnut Ink and actually let them burn on the edges a bit for a more vintage look.  The larger rose is from a flower die and sprayed with the same inks.  The initial "S" chipboard was painted with alcohol inks and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist Viva Pink.  The square clay heart medallion I stamped and baked.

Stamps:  Heart (in clay mold) from Craft Smart.
Paper:  Le Jardin DP--Stampin UP!; Red Music -- Hot Off The Press; Red damask  and green damask (large flower) DP from stash. Black cardstock.
Ink:  Staz On Cranberry; Adirondack alcohol inks --- metallic gold, currant, meadow;  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist -- Viva Pink, Starfish;  Tsukinek Walnut Ink - Java.
Extras:  Paper flowers; Metal; Sentiment emboss word; chipboard letter; photo corner die cut; tag die cut; square nestabilities;  lace punch; lace frame, 'Heart' bingo card - Jenni Bowlin; black letter stickers; gold button and heart; metal key and lock; gold ribbon, light green ribbon, twine.  Vintage postcard.


STAMPIN ROYALTY:  Anything But A Card
LEXI'S CREATIONS:  Use a photo.

For those interested, the top right photo and bottom middle photo are Dave's grandparents, Alex and Dorothy Salkeld.  The top right corner is Mabel & Harry Biggs, Dorothy's parents. 

Happy Sunday!



Shanda Stirk

What a gorgeous page - all those great details! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin' Royalty.


This is absoloutely stunning and I would definately get it covered :D Thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Hands On

What a great vintage piece. Nice work! Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!


Wow wow wow this is truly beautiful, what a fabulous vintage project to be treasured forever, thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!


Hello Nance~ I am new to your beautiful blog and must convey how much I love this wonderful work of art. I have enjoyed browsing. Hope you can follow my blog.
All the best& keep crafting,


This is beautiful & what a great keepsake :)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!


To Mommies and Beyond

I think this looks very nice.
Shanna @

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