Thursday, August 31, 2017

Stella and Claire

I recently purchased a hand-printed note card set from Etsy seller Claire West (on Etsy ClaireWestMakes). One of the cards had a bird on it (which, being an avid bird lover, was the main reason I was buying) and the other had a vase of flowers. I didn't really look too closely at the floral card and figured I'd give it away. When I received the cards, I suddenly noticed that I'd seen the vase design before. In my own pottery collection! Suddenly, the card became special. My vase (or little planter) had been purchased a few years ago from Atelier Stella and features a cute face on one side.
Now, I'll have to frame the card and prop it by my little pot. I guess that's what is called serendipity.

Buy your own from Claire and Stella

Sunday, August 27, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 34

This week, I raided my stash of Reader's Digest Condensed Book covers for another collage base. I printed one of my linoleum blocks onto a vintage envelope. I used some decorative paper for the heart, textured green paper on the edges and a rubber stamp.

collage week 34

Sunday, August 20, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 33

Last weekend I went yard sale-ing  and found a really dilapidated copy of Black Beauty dating from 1897. Since the whole thing was already in pieces (I hate to cut up a perfectly good book), I didn't mind using it for collaging. This collage uses the back cover, the spine, one of the illustration pages and some rubber stamps.

collage week 33

Sunday, August 13, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 32

My collage this week is done on canvas. For the background, I used the insides of various business envelopes with security patterns. I layered on  some vintage postage stamps, some labels and part of an old letter. It's finished off with red and white string and some postage-related rubber stamps.

collage week 32

Sunday, August 6, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 31

I was going through some of my ephemera and two items jumped out at me - a bingo game card and  a mini playing card with a horse and horseshoe. I immediately thought of Lucky 7. I added some stars, the number 7 and handmade paper.
collage week 31

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