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.