Monday, April 19, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Look What I Found


I chose "look what I found" as the theme on Mixed Media Monday this week because I thought it would be a fun and really open theme for people to participate in. Then I set to work using some of my favourite "found" items as an example piece. I have to admit that I didn't find the gorgeous aged tin I used - my daughter bought it for me in a little antiques shop, but it is just perfect. I used some papers and a chipboard bingo card for the backgrounds and worked out from there, adding a silver toned frame and key that I "aged". The embellishments are a vintage lace motif and buttons, some little flowers and a little "dream" button that I also aged. The bisque doll is another one from my collection of dolls from a bombed out factory in Germany - she is complete, if a little rusted :-) I have a bit of a crush on them at the moment! The tin is approximately 7 cm or 3 in square when closed.

18 comments:

Diana Evans said...

I love this box of things you found...wonderful work Diane!!! and what a fun challenge!!!

Cindy said...

Oh Diane, this is amazing!! Thank you for the wonderful theme and for being such an inspiration! This box is awesome and your attention to detail is awesome!
Hugs,
Cindy

Kristin said...

Hi Diane! Thank you for such a fun theme this week! This example is so cool - I LOVE those dolls (such a find) and the image in the frame especially.

Thank you too for your kind comments - they actually came to mind when I was doing this last one! Thank you for the inspiration, Kristin xo

Cindy said...

Oh Diane, that date is perfect...and glad I could leave a message on your blog--sorry I put it on the other one by accident.
:-) Cindy

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Terrific theme and excellent artwork, Diane. Like you, I love creating with little tins, boxes, etc. I love your piece!

carolyn said...

I just love this piece! Great work. Just delightful.

Kelly said...

beautiful piece!

I have tried twice to add my comment but not coming through. I am not sure if it ended up in the spam folder or whether you are doing moderated posts now. :)

Hermine said...

Love it, looks great. love the little doll

Rosie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Diane! A collaboration with your daughter too! I know she only bought the tin, but still... and that little porcelain doll is so sweet!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous work. Great detail and thanks for the challenge.

joanna said...

What a great theme Diane! Your piece is amazing!

Fabric Art said...

Diane love your tin box it's so lovely with the little doll in, this was a great challenge - thanks.

Diane said...

What a little treasure chest of goodies!

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

A lovely found collection and a great theme! ~Sharon

PokCalaway0710 said...

nice to know you ~........................................

Pearl Maple said...

Fun take on the theme, all those little details make for an interesting peice.

Lorraine said...

love your assembled pieces especially this one and the bird one with the eggs

Nicola said...

Hi Diane i have posted up some of my experiments with that resin I was talking about the other day! :0)