Helloooooo everyone long time no blog, I had decided to take a break from blog land when I caught a virus and couldn't shift it, then other health problems came along which meant an even longer break than I had originally intended, I have popped by from time to time to see whats going on and notice blogger has made some changes which I am trying to get my head around......
I have a little heart hanging to share with you today, my inspiration for this piece was taken from a tin of buttons and bits and bobs that Mum was about to throw out .......OMG throw out buttons I think not... so the tin and all its contents came home with me, when I opened the tin I squealed with delight at the bounty within, Mum made all her clothes from quite a young age and I don't think she has ever thrown away a button or fastening since!!!! Not only does the tin contain some fabulous bounty but evoked so many memories of my childhood as I found buttons I remember on certain clothes and could picture them as if it was yesterday.......I also found packets of fastenings which must date from about 1950's........what a treasure trove. I had better show my project before this post turn into an epic....lol2
The heart was cut with Sizzix Heart album bigz die from mountboard and I swiped Old Paper Distress stains all over I then stamped with Tim Holtz stamps in Archival Ink coffee, the image is from a sheet from Crafty Individuals mounted in a frame I found in my stash, I rubbed Inka Gold around the raised design, the watch face at the bottom was found in my tin it is a lovely mother of pearl effect which if you zoom in you may see, the buttons were from the tin I just scooped my hand in a went with this collection or I would have been there all day just looking and stroking........, lace and ribbon from my stash, the piece of ribbon with the jewelled brad turned out to look like a butterfly I thought.....or is that just me that can see that!!lol.
I love this finished piece and every time I look at it I know lots of memories are going to be there too. Mum thought the tin contained rubbish and couldn't understand why on earth I wanted it...I knew it contained treasures...... no doubt there will be more projects coming from this tin, lol.
I am also linking this piece with the following challenges as it's been a while since I have played along with a challenge and I have missed the ........challenge!!!
The Artistic Stamper - Ribbons and Lace
The Stampman challenge- Shabby Chic
Art with No Boundaries- Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie challenge blog - recycle
Sizzix, Tim Holts Stamps, Distress Stains Ranger Ink, Crafty Individuals Image sheet,
It is good to be back blogging my projects and I will be back soon
Bye for now
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