Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Vintage layers

Hello friends

Hope you are all good!
I think summer has finally arrived here in the UK....not sure for how long,
but I'm going to make the most of it!!

Its been a busy few days here, lots going on, theres just not enough hours in the day!
(I always seem to be constantly chasing my tail!)
Whoohoo....and the summer holidays are nearly here (YIPPEE!) working in a school really does have its perks... we get to have a much needed long summer break
I'm really looking forward to spending some quality time with my family and friends....
( I just love the summer!)

Anyway I wanted to share very quickly 
a vintage inspired make that I recently made....
I adore this image from Tim Holtz, Found Relatives (Occasions)
and knew I had to use it, the Idea-ology frame fits around it perfectly
I scratched away at the photo to create a more worn look
I  used sizzix thinlits (wildflowers) cut out in black card.
I created lots of layers using stencils and texture paste, along with lots of stitching
I also used an original bank invoice from 1915 and stamped onto it using a stamp from the correspondence set (Tim Holtz) along with an old key from my stash
I then photographed it in a vintage box file, 
 (the metal clip holds it all in place)
I hope you like it?
As always feel free to leave a comment, I appreciate each one
I'm off to enjoy the sun.....
Happy Holidays!


  1. Love this Kaz.. beautiful xx

  2. Lovely Kaz, love the vintage feel, added stitching and the focal framed image. Love all the layers you combined . Tracy x

  3. It is a wonderful image and I love how you have showcased it, the wildflowers are a great accent and your stitching, as always is the perfect finishing touch! Anne xx

  4. Fabulous vintage layers Kaz, beautifully put together. Enjoy your well deserved summer break and let's hope the sun shines more often in this latter part of the summer than it did the earlier part. Xxx

  5. This reminded me straight away of dancing round the maypole when I was a little girl (many years ago!) Lovely image, beautiful layers and your wonderful vintage style make it perfect.

  6. This is fantastic, love all the details, a very strong look,
    Lucy x

  7. AS always Kaz ... completely stunning make! Love the layers and your use of ephemera just amazes me. Off to pin!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  8. Always love your layered pieces - you make it look so simple but I know it's not! Thanks for the inspiration Kaz!

  9. What an amazing vintage make KAZ. Fabulous layers as always in your unique style xx TFS and fingers crossed the sun plays ball x

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  10. Kaz, what a fine piece! I love how vintage looking this is and how you chose the layout!
    Great call on using the full photo- very interesting effect!!
    Great make all around-bravo!

    Happy summer vaca- enjoy!

  11. You always blow me away!!! Gorgeous layers and design! Fabulous piece!!!


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