Tuesday 1 May 2012

Tuesday Treasures

This is the first of 3 posts today - very rare that.

Later today you will find ATCs for The Stamp Man swap and the early evening will see my first contribution to the Unruly PaperArts Blogozine, so I hope you will come back again to see me.

Those who know me will often see little 'treasures' on my creations. These may be bits of jewellery, small pieces picked up from ebay, car-boot sales or charity shop finds, and I have a couple of small boxes filled with old watch pieces, game pieces, vintage sewing things, vintage ephemera, keys, frozen charlotte dolls, bottle tops as well as new things like the TH Idea-ology range. 

I have needed some new inspiration lately and am not stamping quite as much as I was. I just love the shabby vintage creations that can be found out there in blog-land and find myself playing with all the ephemera that I have been gathering.

Here are some frames I picked up at a car-boot sale last year, which have been sitting waiting for me to alter.

Originally there were three of them, but I have taken one off and created this. The frame was painted with Fresco Finish snowflake. The back piece was also painted then stamped  and I have added another of my treasures bought last year off Ebay - a Frozen Charlotte Doll. I have used crackle accents and alcohol inks on it which for some reason has made it appear blurred in this photo. 
You can see I also added some glitter EP over the frame to give it some more dimension.

I re-photographed the frame on a dark background and got a better image of the Charlotte Doll.

I find it so inspiring looking at other people's treasures so I would love it if you would leave a link to this post. Just tell me what is your special treasure this week and we can share with each other.

Have a very treasured week.

hugs {brenda} xox

Mr Inlinkz is below.



Margreet said...

I so enjoy this post, Brenda...I love seeing your treasures....it is a wonderful frame!
xxx Margreet

Ink Art Designs said...

Wow...I have seen these types of frames, but never looking as beautiful as this Brenda! You have so much fun with your art, and this alone is very inspiring. These are great pieces!
Dot x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this loks amazing - a real transformation.. the frame looks gorgeous
Lisa x

Shirl said...

You are a true artist Brenda, brilliant pieces.

Hugs Shirley x x

Berry said...

Totally amazing as always Brenda! Hugs rebekah xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow - so wonderful.

Karin said...

a beautiful make over!

Lynn Stevens said...

my Brenda, your a busy gal today. Three posts!!!! What fun with those frames. I think I may even have a few laying around!

Thanks for the heads up.
Hugs Lynn

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda,
Such a transformation, the frame looks absolutely gorgeous, fabulous work. XX

Lucy Edmondson said...

What an amazing idea! He looks like a little warrior. I love how the frame has taken the paint; don't you just love Fresco paints!

Lucy x

littlethings1 said...

I love your fabulous creation !!!! Very creative treasure !!!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful pieces yours and the link party too! Love the glitter frame! I entered one from Saturday, hope that's OK.

Terry said...

Lovely creations, Brenda! Is this something you will do each Tuesday? Sounds like a fun way to spend some time! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Brenda this is amazing work well done Hugs Elaine

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Brenda! Wow, those frames brought back memories. We sold those through Home Interiors back in the 1970s here in the US. Love how you altered them! Love your search for Treasured Embellishments. Best wishes, Yvonne

Siobhan Fyffe said...

I love your altered frame with all the little details. You are just so good at this style. When I try anything like this it never looks right!!

Michele said...

i love that frame, wow what a transformation! xo