Linda Coughlin and the gals over at Frilly & Funkie started a new challenge today. I love Frilly and Funkie because the challenges have to be in a vintage style...something that is very dear to my heart.
This particular challenge is all about words and a sentiment that you want to create a piece around. My sentiment is "Who Were You Before You Put Yourself Last?" I love this thought provoking question. Think about it....
The sweet little vintage girl is deep in thought and she is perfect for my chosen sentiment.
I created this piece on a 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 piece of watercolor paper as my backing. I can use this on a 5x7 card or as a little wall hanging. The background paper is from The Glitz Girls and so is the ferris wheel ephemera card. The flowers are sprayed to coordinate and the buttons are ones I had in a big blue Ball canning jar.
The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of distressed pink crepe paper that has been glued to a piece of Grungeboard. The die cut is one of Tim Holtz' Mini Labels. I added the two holes with a CropADile and added an antique copper grommet to each side. Brown checked ribbon holds the sentiment in place. I also added touches of antique lace underneath the sprayed roses.
My sweet little girl is a vintage photograph that I have on my computer. I sized it and she is glued onto a piece of Grungeboard that is die cut from Tim Holtz' Mini Baroque. I then added some ruffled crepe paper behind the Mini Baroque that has been aged with some Honey spray and then edged with Chestnut Roan and Sepia Black cats eye ink pads. I love the way it looks and I think it added even more of a vintage feeling to the photograph.
Since spring is here, I took this piece outside to photograph it among my bridal wreath bushes that are absolutely beautiful right now.
Take some time to stop and smell the flowers, listen to the birds and soak in some of our beautiful world.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a glorious day!