Monday, March 22, 2010

Mixed Media Monday: Vintage Children

This week's Mixed Media Monday challenge was "Vintage Children".  I decided on a collage this week. It was a fun challenge for me as I was already looking through pictures for my father's funeral later this week and found myself reminded of some very happy moments as a child myself. I found some other photos that I plan on doing something with at some point, too.  This particular piece however is a collage using a picture of a little girl that was my grandmother's cousin. I have also worked in a scan of an old envelope, a vintage hankerchief, antique tatting, and pearl buttons. I also did some stamping throughout.
The dragonfly is my animal spirit guide and I try and work an image of a dragonfly into everything I create. Sometimes I am the only one that knows it is there!  (click image to enlarge)
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I have also been playing with broken vintage jewelry and creating new pieces. These are two that I finished today.  It is definately a learning process. Jewelry making is an area that I have not played around with as much as I would like even though I have boxes and boxes of jewelry and more beads then I might use in four lifetimes!  

17 comments:

  1. Gosh this is fabulous.
    Wonderful design.

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  2. Oh this is beautiful!!! I'm so happy you are part of the challenge--your work is so awesome!!

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  3. everybody must enlarge to see all those great elements!

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  4. A beautiful collage and what stunning jewelry- also with great vintage appeal!

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  5. Your collage is exquisite, and the jewelry is beautiful. How nice to see both. My condolences at the loss of your father. My father was such a source of endless support for me I still feel his loss after many years. God bless.

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  6. So sorry for the loss of your dad. Your mixed media piece is just full of things to see and I love your jewelry, too!

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  7. Carolyn, your collage is stunningly beautiful, as is the jewellery! I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father - my thoughts are with you. Diane

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  8. My sympathies on the loss of your father. Your collage is a mixture of wonderful treasures and I love the jewelery!

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  9. What a beautiful collage! So many meaningful elements, but most special is that you used an actual relative. Gotta love that!

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  10. This is so beautiful! I love that picture too - what a wonderful family piece to treasure, Kristin xo

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  11. Wonderful collage, great details.

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  12. HI Carolyn, I enjoyed your collage - it uses all my favorite vintage goodies! I encourage you in the jewelry adventure - I love your pendant with the (glass?) pearls. Best, Sharon

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  13. What a great vintage piece Carolyn!
    Love the vintage pieces on it!

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  14. love your piece, so full of fun items
    thanks for sharing
    michele

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  15. your piece is just beautiful!! love the image and how you've combined your beautiful elements!!

    Linda

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