Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Bit of Random Vintageness…

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Hello, my friends!


Here we are at the beginning of another weekend…my favorite time of the week!


Just a couple of things to share with you today…I’m trying to catch up on some projects, so I’m going to show you a couple of cards I did for a Splitcoast gallery  on using faux techniques…couldn’t post them anywhere else until now, so here they are!


First up…

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A sweet little collage image from Crafty Secrets’ “Sew Nice” Creative Scraps…


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The technique I used on this card was simply faux stitching…probably the easiest of all….just takes a bit of time to poke all the holes!  Then, just using a nice marker and connecting the “dots” makes the rest of the job a breeze!


I love the little pile of vintage mother-of-pearl buttons on the lower corner of the card…


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…shown next to my “newest” bottle of vintage buttons…a recent gift from my mother-in-law…they belonged to her mother…don’t think I’ll be able to use them on any projects…think I’ll just keep them all pretty in this old baby food jar and gaze at them…….
Next…one of my favorites!


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I have to admit to being slightly in love with the newish “Steampunk” style…and when this new Graphic 45 “Steampunk Debutante” collection came out recently, I nabbed up as much as I could!


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The technique used here was faux metal…seemed perfect for the steampunk look! 


The stamp pressed into hot bronze extra-thick embossing powder is from Stampin’ Up…a beautiful western-style medallion…


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I’ve always loved Art Nouveau, and these ladies paired with steampunk-style gears and wheels, etc., is just too much fun!


Well, that’s it for me today.  I hope your weekend is wonderful in every way.  What’s going on in your world this weekend? 


My girls are excited about their high school’s homecoming game tonight…always something fun to do!

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See you soon with something new…


Julie