Monthly Archives: May 2013

Grandma’s Quilt Square Canvas (and Beyond)!

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Todays post is a canvas that started out as a 4 inch x 4 inch square and morphed into something a bit larger!

I love the idea of art on small canvases.  The only thing I had in mind with this piece when I started was a quilt square.  I painted the canvas with Ocean Reef Blue Acrylic Paint and let it dry.  I added Gesso over the blue paint to give a “white washed” or soft fabric look.  I created the “fabric” hexagons using a Fiskar Hexagon punch and a single piece of Crate Paper Little Bo Peep Adelaide paper.  I inked the edges of the hexagons with Prima Dark Bark Chalk Ink.  They were then adhered to the canvas in the “quilt block” pattern.  The stitching was added with a Sakura Gel Pen.  Then the fun began!

What to add to the “quilt block collage”?  I found some lace, tulle, vintage buttons on a card (41 cents – can you believe it), a Raggedy Anne doll, and a super cute digital stamp, which I colored with the Sakura Gel Pens.  I also tossed in a vintage stamp and a Craft Bingo card.  Add some adhesive and you get a bigger than 4 x 4 inch canvas with a little vintage personality.  The sentiment is from Twirly Twine packaging from Vintage Street Market.  You can click on the links in this paragraph and the previous paragraph and be instantly transported to the sites where I found most of the items for this canvas!

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A Grad’s Card~

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Hi everyone, Connie here with a card for that special Grad in your life.  I used a combination of Vintage Fusion, mixing the old with the new!

I love using the old flash cards.  I thought it was the perfect pairing being this is a graduation card.

Make sure you check out the VSM store~it is filled with lot’s of vintage goodness.  Other products used are: twirly twine, tissue paper garland, TH hanger clips, and flash cards!

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freedom

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Well I am back with another post for the day…this time for Vintage Street Market.  Another fun Patriotic card.  This time I used some goodies from Midways Maingate paper from October Afternoon, some fun Craft Pantry Staples including the bingo card and twirly twine.  I also used some kitschy Pom Pom fringe.  I added some stars, denim ribbons, and buttons and my card is complete!  Perfect for the 4th!  Hope you enjoy!  cherryRead the rest

You are out of this World

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I am back with another fun, cute vintage card that is sure to please that little boy in your life.   I used bright and cherry colors to complete this card.

I also added some sparkle with Crystal Stickles.  Everyone needs a little sparkle!

Ingredients:

Bingo Craft Cards

Ephemera Assortment

Little Chicks by Reminisce

Twirly Twine

Main Gate – Midway Collection by October Afternoon

Family Fun Paper Kit

Ribbon, Buttons and Crystal Stickles

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Sheila

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In Record Time

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I’m a garage sale addict–I admit it!  “Junkin'”, my girls & I call it.  Treasures galore just waiting to be found–and on one Saturday morning, a stack of old ’45’s came home with me…and one of them found itself turned into a gift this week…

A sweet paper doll was given a dress made of chocolately crepe paper.  Flowers in her hand, she sits on the little old ’45 whose center has been newly covered with gorgeous aqua foil paper & a vintage “buckle”. Easy peasy & oh, so much fun!

Supplies:

Family Fun Kit, Dimestore Vogue Paper Sheets & Tags Kit, Platinum Stickles,  Twirly Twine,  Ribbon

 

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