Monday, February 2, 2009

Vintage Valentines

I have been in a real slump lately when it comes to creating any art of any kind. Sometimes, just going to the table and reorganizing sparks an idea or two (sometimes, NOT !!). Yesterday, the exercise worked, somewhat. Here was this tissue covering from a box of chocolates given to me at Christmas by a friend, which became background paper on two ATC's. Searched my stack of vintage reprints and these two caught my eye. I now have a couple of Valentines to share with friends. Sealing with gel medium gave the papers a wrinkled, aged look. The little heart locket opens to view tiny pictures of "Mom and Dad" and the purple satin "roses" add a 3-D look to the second one. They were fun to put together and put me in the mood to start a paper bag book with a garden theme. I love putting those together --- the gardens in a book do not require a "green thumb" !!!

1 comment:

Tammy said...

They look so Shabby Chic, I love them! I really like pink, ivory a bit of green and some gold together!!! I've been thinking of a "Shabby Chic" project of some sort for awhile now.