I'm popping in to post a project in between trips to the basement to stoke the fire. In my neck of the woods, we are in the midst of a cold snap. The weather peeps are predicting a low of 10 to 15 below zero overnight. It's totally ok with me if they are wrong about that!
Here is my latest project. I dug into my pile of alterable items and my stash of vintage postcards and family photos for this one:
snowflakes and stars with my Silver Bullet electronic cutter, (my favorite crafting tool) and sprinkled on some glitter.
These two images are winter themed vintage trading card from the late Victorian era. I have a collection of them that were collected by my many great aunts and uncles. I scanned these two, edited the color to sepia tones, inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and added a border of Rock Candy Distress Stickles. Finally, I mounted them on a background of bright white cardstock.
All of the sparkly elements were mounted on white plastic coated wire. I created my own "frog" by cutting a piece of corrugated cardboard from the Christmas trash(We recycle it, so I didn't have to dig through the trash. Not that I'm above that. I had to go digging at work today, to find the center of the tape dispenser. I threw it away with the empty tape core!), rolling it up, and painting it with gesso to blend with the peat pot. You can see it here, in this view from the top:
I discovered the extra long corsage pins while digging in my charms box. I think their pearly white beads add the perfect finishing touch.
One of my goals for 2015 is to enter more challenges, so I am linking up to the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie Anything Goes Challenge,
Lessology's Challenge number 43, Cardboard Central,
Try it on Tuesday "My Favorite Things" challenge.
Thanks for spending some time with me today. I hope you are cozy, and find time to be crafty!