Monday, March 22, 2010

Mixed Media Monday = Vintage Children

This week over on Mixed Media Monday Cindy is guest hosting again. Her challenge theme is "vintage children". I chose one of my favourite vintage children images and worked from there. I used an old photo frame, removed the glass and filled out the inner sides a bit so it is more like a shallow shadow box. I covered the backing with some fabric and vintage laces etc. The flower in the corner of the image is one that I crocheted myself for this piece. The embellishments are some vintage buttons, a gorgeous old and rusted vintage key and a beautiful bisque doll that is around 100 years old, dug out from a bombed doll factory in Thuringia, Germany. (You'll probably see a few more of these appearing in my art once the lot I won on Ebay arrives, grin!) The piece measures around 20x15 cm or approx. 8x6 in.

29 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG wow Diane this is absolutely awesome. Wonderful frame. Delightful girl. Love it.

Kristin said...

Oooh, I love it! Your little girl is so darling and the doll is a unique addition. Beautiful piece, Kristin xo

Lori Saul said...

Such beautiful embellishments! Your crochet work is wonderful- it adds just that right vintage feel to this darling image! Lovely work Diane!

Kelly said...

love the lace! beautiful collage!

Dianne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the addition of the old doll too...

Cindy said...

OMG Diane--this is beyond words!!! Your art always provides such PURE delight!!!! The little girl is adorable and I love all the crocheting...you are amazing!!!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Super sweet piece Diane! I love it!

Ozstuff said...

Diane, this is exquisite. I love the shadow box effect and the framing is superb. The lace touches and other elements give it a lovely, soft touch.

Great artwork.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous framing!

peggy gatto said...

So subtle and charming!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

So beautiful! The addition of the lace emphasizes the era so well. Gorgeous artwork.

Diana Evans said...

what a fantastic piece...the dimension is wonderful!!!

the embellishments are perfect!!!

Fabric Art said...

Wonderful way to frame your beautiful vintage child, love all the lace and the little doll is so cute.
Anni

Rein said...

This is beautiful Diane, love it!

johanna said...

wonderful sample! love the laces, too - and especially the flower!

carolyn said...

This is just darling!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Lovely and beautiful vintage creation, Diane.

Hella said...

Beautiful

Hermine said...

Its lovely, love the lace

LisaC said...

Beautiful! Love the shadow box! You did a fabulous job.

joy said...

What a wonderful piece you have created. Love the frame and the image is just darling!

Nancy B said...

This is so pretty! It is a real treasure.

Rhonda said...

This is so lovely! Gorgeous - cheers!

Silvia said...

That's really a little sweetie, great collage.

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

Beautiful Diane, it has all my favourite vintage goodies! Wonderful! ~Sharon

Tolegranny said...

Thanks for leaving a message on my blog and the A+...*wink

Diane said...

the lace is a great way to create a textural frame around the sweet image!

Daphne said...

Beautifull collage!
I like the little doll!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

greetings
i love the vintage child.
thanks for sharing
michele