Monday, June 29, 2009

Scrapbook Cupboard: Vintage Fashion

The theme of this month's ATC Swap through the Scrapbook Cupboard is Vintage Fashion. I'd bought a stamp with the vintage shoe image year's ago and thought it was the most appropriate time to finally use it.

The background is a page from an old book that I covered with two different colours of paint (MM's Shopping Bag and Golden's Raw Sienna) using a brayer ... I am just loving the rustic style painting the brayer creates. I then stamped the shoe stamp with clear Versamark and embossed with a metallic brown/copper powder. I added a vintage image of a girl, machine stitched some ribbon with the number 14 on it (I think this ribbon is the type used in clothing to show the size of the garment ... I bought it from a local Op Shop), added a word and inked around the edges with Adirondack Sepia.

"The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"
~Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, Author~


Barb said...

Great ATC Di...What a lucky find with that ribbon!

Sam Marshall said...

Beautiful, Diana. I love the stitching.

kyla said...

Hi chick, just wanted to say congratulations on your home page art on the aus sisters yahoo site, well done and well deserved! I love your vintage fashion card also, amazing how the things you find fall into place beautifully.

Sarah W said...

Beautiful ATC, as always.

Glenda said...

Hi Di
Love the ATC. It's fabulous. Brayering is fun isnt it, you never know just how its going to turn out.

Nic Hohn said...

Your atc reminds me of the song "I'm in heaven"...beautiful.