Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Vintage beauty.....challenge week

Greetings friends…hope your Wednesday is off to a great start! So is it just me or is January flying by…..I’m counting the days until Spring arrives….oh to see a Dandelion peek through the hard, cold grounds would be a lovely sight….

So are you enjoying our first challenge week so far? I personally am loving the idea of a week-long creative journey where each day a DT member is sharing her take on blending a bit of vintage flair, an old photo and Basic Grey doilies….a combination that I must admit intimidated me at first…but I’m never one to pass up a good challenge….so after some brainstorming here’s what a I came up with….

…..this vintage photo of a beautiful woman has been residing in my collection for some time and this challenge seemed to beckon for her to take center stage in my latest alter a distressed frame….one in need of a bit of love and attention….. .....first on the agenda was to create a beautiful matt worthy of surrounding her lovely face….one that would include a border created with this Basic Grey doily…..perfect for stranding satin ribbon through the precut slits….certainly beats trying to use my hand punch to create a similar look where I’d have to measure just right….place the punch just right….then hope it all that!
….a layer of pattern paper over the border adds a bit of the feminine and shabby touch that I just can’t resist…. ….for the finishing touches….vintage lace surrounds the frame to tone down the straight lines….while bits and pieces from the Prima 12 inch flower sprig that comes in the kit made their way too…..the two butterflies were layered for a bit more dimension and topped off with a vintage button…...and its “flight” created by stranding micro beads through craft wire adds some fun…..
….the flowers from the Prima sprig were layered with a bit of vintage sheet music, pearls, and micro beads…then finished with the leaves and curly “cues”….also from the same Prima flower sprig….and lastly a trinket pin adds a touch of elegance….
....and here's a sample of her gracing a wall....a simple yet elegant touch to any room.......
Alright my it's your turn to grab your doilies and old photos and create a vintage inspired creation too! The winner will get $40 to spend at the BlueMoon store and believe me you WANT this! Can't wait to see what you come up with:)

Now before you go....don't forget to checkout the BlueMoon blog where you can enter to win an autographed Tim Holtz can't pass up this once in a lifetime chance!



  1. WOW! GORGEOUS PHOTO, WONDERFUL FIND! And such a beautiful job framing it! beautiful handmade flowers, too! Great job, Abby!

  2. Wow, this is so stunning. I love seeing the vintage flair you always add to your projects. Makes a girl drool!