Monday, September 3, 2012

Designer Craft Connection September Edition - Vintage

 Happy to be back and posting for another edition of this groups monthly blog.  It would have been fun to participate in the last two creative projects, but I really needed to take a little break.  It was still fun to hop through all the great ideas that follow designers created for July and August's editions.

Here we are with a new theme - "Vintage", crafting with old stuff.  It was tough to decide on just what to create and what vintage items from my stash to use.  It's a little different way to show off a photo and and create a keepsake.

After digging through supplies on hand, I chose to construct a  three dimensional frame, embellished with several vintage finds.  Two different size wooden frames, with the same size opening, were painted with both Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paints and Distress Paints.  I went through my collection of old vintage postcards and chose one to use for a background image.  There are many interesting things that I collect and keep on hand.  I like little containers, tins, boxes, jars and such.  Here I used part of a small plastic heart shaped container to hold a photo of my youngest granddaughter.  To add embellishments to the frame, bits and pieces of old tatting, made by my grandmother was were used along with a small crocheted doily.  I constructed a paper rose using "Paper Blossom" punches by McGill.  All the embellishments were lightly glued in place with Beacon Gem Tac or Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive and then everything was coated with several coats of Beacon Liquid Laminate.  To finish off the frame, several "mother of pearl" buttons were added and a stamped verse on a strip of canvas fabric.
Details:stamped verse, doily, tatting
Details: photo frame, tatted edging, buttons, paper rose

There is also a manufacture challenge with a "Give Away" from Crafty KT, that you may be interested in.  It is running from September 8th through September 18th.  There are 12 designers participating.  To win sign up for the newsletter using this link:

NOTE: You only need to enter once.  Only those with a mainland USA shipping address are eligible to win the giveaway.  See the photo here of the Kool Tak™ products you could win.

Now get to hopping on through the blogs by following the Designer Craft Connection button on the upper right.