Monday, 29 July 2013

vintage book

Hello Friends

Hope you are all good!

I said in my last post that I would be having a little blog break....well I am off very soon to visit family which I'm really looking forward too  ......but today was special....
 I was really lucky.......
 Today I got  a whole day to myself......
Yep a whole day to create,
no children, no distractions, just me, the dog and my shed.....PERFECT!!

As most of you know I love vintage.......
I collect lots of things, bits and bobs, findings in fact lots of people think its junk but to me its treasure!! 
I never know when I'm going to use them but I just know I have to have them!
Lots of people ask me where I go to find things....
well I do spend far too much of my time searching, hunting, looking,
 I love the chase, the buzz of finding unusual things...its so addictive and so much fun!!
I went searching at the weekend and found treasure.......old keys, old school pencils, pen nibs etc....
I had to use them. straight away....
heres what I did...........
I used an old vintage photo from my collection.....A young girl on her first day at school 

I added lots of Idea-ology..........Did I ever tell you I LOVE Idea-ology|

I added some of my own findings.......keys, buttons, pins the old pencils 
I used Claudine Helmuths gesso, distress stains and inks along with glue and seal by Ranger
I used my sewing machine to add lots of stitches 
To finish 
 I decided to mount it all onto an old vintage book
that way I can prop it up on a shelf......... with the rest of my treasured junk....

As always feel free to leave a comment 
I really appreciate each and every one 

Hope to be back soon 
maybe with more vintage finds!

Have a fabulous week 


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Vintage seaside

 Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
What a beautiful week its been......
I'm really loving the sunshine

Its been a manic week or so, been working, finishing deadlines, teaching and doing all those mum things....sports day, parents evening, school performances etc ......
(I've only got just over a week left....then I'm FREE!whoohoo!)

I finally managed to steal a couple of much needed creative hours this afternoon......
it was Pure HEAVEN!

If you have been following me on facebook you will know that I'm a collector of anything vintage
 I recently bought a box full of old  ephemera...and yes I have zero willpower!
Inside it was full of vintage postcards and photos
It can be quite sad seeing someone's life of memories stuffed into a box and I often buy them just because I cant bare to think of them going into a landfill....
but I also buy them because its really fascinating.....who, where, when etc
I decided to try and use some of them in my makes....

As we are in July .......the summer holidays are nearly here
 I was inspired by this photo of a little girl on the beach 
I used a canvas board  as a base and covered it with gesso and more canvas
I used lots of stitching  and vintage lace.....
I added lots of Idea-ology, some Remnant Rub-ons and typed words using my vintage typewriter
I tried to used lots of layers, corrugated card, tags and thread...
I used antique linen and Walnut stain distress inks by Tim Holtz
I stamp the 1947 using  Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Worn text stamp set in Coffee Archival ink
As always feel free to leave a comment.....I appreciate each and every one
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Have a fabulous week!

Kaz x