Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Bit of Random Vintageness…

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…

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

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…

…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!

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!

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…

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!

See you soon with something new…



  1. Hello Julie... always love seeing what you are creating, so pretty!... I had never heard of steampunk until I saw it on my friend Alice's blog from Painted White... her husband creates beautiful "steampunk" jewelry out of old watch faces, etc... so fun!... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Love that faux stitching, Julie. I never would have guessed! I have that paper down below it. I think it is based on the work of Mucha (without the steampunk, of course!). We visited his museum in Prague this summer. Wow, that was a thrill. Now I have to get all of his calendars, etc. (along with Mary Engelbreit!)
    You are such a pro! I love what you do.

  3. Dear Julie,
    Beautifull collages, love your colorchoise, og water colors, and browns nature colors.
    the graphic 45, do have the most wonderfull papers, only very difficult getting them here,-I do have one though :)Both your faux techniques are great.
    I`m having a small workshop in my shop tomorrow,-with 4 ladyes learning te sew a doll,-bussy week-end--wishing you a good one too.

  4. beautiful. I love all your techniques!


  5. Julie,
    Homecoming!!!!! What fun!!! Enjoy this special time with your girls. These days do fly so fast don't they? Your cards are adorable as always!

  6. Hi Julie,
    Simply gorgeous!!! You know how I love anything with sewing too and vintage beautiful!
    And I hope the girls have fun at there a dance too?
    Sure brings back awesome high school memories...I was raised in Glendale, Ca and our team was the Hoover tornadoes...and what colors--purple and white--I was never a purple and white fan, but so fun seeing such school spirit!

  7. P.S. You would love that is SO good!! Just one of those cheerful, pick-me-up books that has fantastic lessons in it for living...
    It reminds me of God Winks, another one I couldn't put down!

  8. Your cards are beautiful, Julie! Have you tried using the sewing machine without threading the needle for poking the holes? I love the piled buttons!
    Have a great weekend!

  9. You make such creative use of your time. And such pretty things! I must try to channel your energy and resourcefulness to get something done.

  10. Hi Julie, thanks for stopping by today. I've just caught up on your past several posts and enjoyed being introduced to Minnie. Such wonderful photos and beautiful cards. We've had nice weather here, with temps in the 80's during the day and cooler at nite. WE even had clouds one day last week with a little rain shower that lasted all of 45 seconds. :) Gotta take what we can get. have a great rest of the weekend. Tammy

  11. Your works keep amazing me, Julie. Love these vintage images, love your style! Have a loveliest of weekends. xxxx

  12. Hi Julie,My first visit with you.Enjoyed your blog.Love your talent,and it looks fun too.I'm a new follower.Please stop by and visit with me anytime.

  13. Oh! That faux metal piece is TOO TOO!! Fabulous!

  14. hi julie,

    super cool tips and images, as always!!! i am really liking the idea of the faux stitching technique and thinking ... where can i use this?

    happy homecoming weekend ~ enjoy the extra hour!


  15. Your cards look lovely! I love old buttons too:)
    Have a wonderful and creative week Julie:)

  16. Julie, I just love your creativity! Have a blessed Sunday, my friend. Twyla

  17. I adore your "stich in time card"....Charming and oh so sweet.

    Hugs for a joyful day my sweet friend. xoxoxo

  18. Love these latest creations of yours Julie. You are so talented and have such a wonderful sense of style and colour. I am in awe of your talents! What fun Homecoming weekend must be. Have never experienced it, but have loved reading about it through the years. Sending lots of love your way on this cold, windy, and wet November morning! xxoo

  19. these are both so gorgeous! each a totally different design and both so charming! love your art and your blog! :) Have a great week!

  20. Beautiful cards, Julie. I must try that nifty faux stitching. How fun!