Archive for August, 2011

Pennant Race

August 3, 2011

I guess it isn’t really a race-I have until January to finish these!

This is a GREAT size to work if you haven’t tried it.

The only “rules” to these are the need to be vintage in theme.

These are all finished EXCEPT the one with the pattern girls. I am stuck with the embellishments. Not sure what I want to do. I would love some suggestions to get the ball rolling on that one…..:)

I LOVED this image…it’s Norman Rockwell and his family. Even the family dog made the pic! I used Grapic 45 on the background images.  If you click on the image, you can see on the tip of the pennant is the definition of family.

Like a lot of crafters, I have a ton of rub ons that never seem to get used. Well not on this one! The camera, directors thing(what are those called??) and the background embellishment on the left side are all rub ons. The bottom paper is TH.


This pistol packin’ sister is from this great book I got at the thrift store. The pistols are courtesy of Ms. Deb Moon.

and this is the close up of the top…I thought it was kinda hard to see…

And last, but not least, the one I need help with…the pattern girls.


Take Me to the Beach

August 1, 2011

These two chunkys are beach themed. They will eventually find their home with my Meerkat friend, Jan Larson.

I hope she likes them!

This first one is has the background painted with watercolor, ink, and white paint. The entire background was  glimmer misted.

The bottom is dusted lightly with sand. The piece is tied off with raffia and fibers. These adorable  little kiddos came from a book about sisters my sister gave me years ago. (Wonder what she would think if she knew I cut it up??) I finished it off with seashells. Some are natural and some are painted with a pearly paint.

This next one is actually my favorite of the two. It is very “collagey” but still beachy. The fish is from a vintage salmon can label. The mermaid is from a collage sheet from (a favorite of mine!) The pink vintage lens is from collagestuff as well. The Monopoly card is from a national parks edition. The picture frame is vellum.  A piece of grunge board inked finishes it off!