Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Vintage Blooms

Here is my entry for this weeks Compendium of Curiosities Challenge N0. 13.
I think that Grungepaper flowers are one of my favorite techniques from the book, and I really enjoyed trying to recreate a shabby vintage look.

I started off with a chipboard base that I covered with some paper from my Shabby Vintage paper stack, sanded and then inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy DI. Next some small flourishes from Artistic Outpost were stamped around the edge. The mother and daughter photo is from Artchix, framed by a slightly distressed Ornate Bookplate, and filled with Glossy Accents. The only lace I could find was far too white, so was dunked in some tea, to give it an aged look.

The Grungepaper flowers are made according to the wonderful Mr Holtz's instructions on page 65 of the Curious Compendium. I used some collage papers from Artchix to cover the Grungepaper and cut out using a Tattered Florals die. I just love making flowers, and now have quite a few extra petals which have joined my Wendy Vecchi flowers from last week in their own little box for another day!




22 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

This is stunning Sue, the papers and colours are gorgeous and the backing looks fab with the bookplate and photo. I love your project.
Luv B xxx

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful project love the vintage feel that you have created. Good luck in the challenge

Marilyn

Helen said...

Gorgeous, you have certainly created a great vintage look here.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gorgeous card, Sue! Your grunge flowers are so, SO beautiful. I love the papers you used to cover them and the soft vintage colors. The tea dyed lace is inspired!!!

The blue background is great-- it really pops with the earth tones, and the mother/daughter image is darling! You really did a wonderful job on CCC 13, and I'm so happy to have another chance to admire your art!!!

MarleneMAZ said...

This is a great vintage looking piece, great job with the flowers!

My name is Toni said...

Sue, this is so pretty. Love the shabby chic of it. And the shape of the back ground is wonderful... The flowers turned out great !

chrisw said...

gorgeous!

minnie_mac said...

This is superb. Love the background and all the variety in the layers of petals.

Kim said...

Your piece is beautiful! I love the papers you used, and the photo..very Vintage!

Minxy said...

well you certainly did what you set out to do, tis a stunning shabby art piece

LynneForsythe said...

GIRL....those flowers are AWESOME!!! this technique is toooo MUCH fun!

Dezinaworld said...

What an absolutely stunning creation. the flowers are gorgeous and the image is classy and beautiful
Hugs June xxxxxxx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous art Sue! Love the vintage look of it!

Netty said...

Oooh this is beautiful, x

Terry said...

Love how beautiful your grungeflower piece is and all the elements that tied it in together!

penny4thoughts said...

Wonderful piece! I love the look of the metal embellishment with your gorgeous flowers!

Susan Allan said...

It is really nice, Sue. Grunge paper is so easy to work with. Makes great flowers as you have just proved.
Sue xx

Lori said...

I'd say you nailed it! This is superb!

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh Sue, this is so pretty. I love the vintage look to it. That bookplate is so cool and love the background paper choice as well.

Shawn Caro said...

This is a shabby master piece! I love it all-especially that artchix print!

Nan said...

What a beautiful tag...it's so pretty and feminine! Love the flowers but that bookplate is just wonderful!

Linda Cain said...

Gorgeous work!