Saturday, 27 March 2010

Allsorts of Vintage...

...Over on the Allsorts Challenge there is a new theme - to ALTER something (yipppeeeee) and on the Lots To Do Challenge there is a new theme...which is VINTAGE....so I combined the two and altered a teensy frame...which really is teensy...about 1" x 2" in size...




I started off by painting the frame with my old fave Traditional Tan (Claudine Hellmuth's range) and then once this had dried, I spritzed it with Walnut Gold Glimmer Mists, heating as I spritzed, so I got a more dappled look. I used a rub on of a vintage lady to go in the middle and inked this with a bit of Brushed Corduroy DI to blend it in.




I then made the smallest rose in the world...cor, this was fiddly but it is worth the fiddling to make such a cute little embellishment. The stamp I used for the rose is on the Flower Power plate from The Artistic Stamper. I used some of the brilliant new Tim Holtz papers to stamp onto...these have got to be a brand new fave!!! I also used an Artistic Stamper script background...stamped with Timber Brown StaZon directly onto the frame ... which I think adds that something extra...and finally I stuck on a few pearls from my junk jewellry box.



Thanks for looking...don't forget, there is a brand new Sunday Stamper theme tomorrow...I am off to make it now LOL

Hels x

35 comments:

crafty creations said...

Hels this is absolutely beautiful - love everything about it

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hels, your teeny tiny vintage-inspired piece is soooo sweet! :)

Have an art-filled weekend xo

Dan said...

Wow, that rose must have been REALLY fiddly!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous outcome, Hels!

Kaz said...

That's gorgeous and such a teeny tiny frame too xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling! How precious to do it in miniature! xxD

Claireabelle said...

wow Hels, this is just FAB!!! expecially seeing as how it's so small! double brill!
x

johanna said...

oh my, i wouldn´t have the patience to make such a tiny rose! but it looks great!!

Helen said...

Wow! I love that dinky little rose - and the colours you've used here are fab. Will be back for the SS challenge first thing cos I'll be up at the crack of dawn (despite losing an hours sleep!)for the F1 Grand Prix.

Mummylade said...

simply stunning. I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts challenge this time and good luck.

Diane.W. said...

Hi Hels,this is luvly,it doesn't look as small as you say,bet it's soooo cute IRL!!! :O)x

Jaqi said...

Very nice, I always love these colours , its a lovely picture frame.

Sandy said...

Gosh this is darling.
Wonderful frame hun. Love them. Hugs.

penny4thoughts said...

Love the idea of the glimmer mist over the painted frame - I've only tried it on unpainted wood and it soaked in too much - I'll have to try painting first - love your inspiration!!

Angelnorth said...

Such a sweet little frame! I bet that rose was super fiddly - looks fab though, you must have had your nimble fingers on!

Alexandra said...

Wow! Hels this is lovely, the wee girl in the frame is so pretty & the rose must have been extra tricky to work with, it's so small, but so well done and gorgeous.

Andrea said...

this is sooooooooo cute and you would never know it was so tiny xx

Effie said...

Liking the teeny tinyness of this!

Lori said...

Beautiful!

Debs said...

Simply stunning and such fab details.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Lisa said...

Hi Hels, Wow this is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Lisa x

Sherrie said...

Hi!
That's beautiful!! Really like that little flower. Have a great day!

Sherrie
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Janice said...

That is stunning. Love the text on the frame.

Juls said...

This is fabulous!!! Love the rose in the corner!! Hugs Juls

maddy hill said...

love your altered frame Hels - looks fabulous !

i did laugh at your comment on my post lol ... we are gonna have to sort your fimo skills out hunny ! lol .. send us a pic the next time you do something and il tell you where your going wrong or right lol .. look after clyde now !
hugs
maddyx

Laura said...

I cannot believe how small this frame is! It doesn't look it. As ever I love what you create. Your are a real star.

mommabear said...

just stunning work

Shar said...

You have a knack of making the ordinary so extraordinary! Love it!

Chris said...

Wow it's hard to believe that your frame is soooo small. You decorated it so beautifully... what a wonderful vintage look!!
hugs
Chris xx

Angie said...

This is so beautiful ...think its a little fiddly for my old fat fingers lol

craftytrog said...

Absolutely fabulous! xx

Ann said...

Stunning Hels -just love it xx

Fleur said...

This is gorgeous - it would look great in my lounge!!!
Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS this week
Fleur xXx

Daphne said...

Beautifull altering! Lovely vintage look :)

Neet said...

This is lovely. I cannot believe you made that rose (I do incidentally) - it is perfect - must have been hard on the fingers. Well done! Shows what talent you have.

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