Thursday, April 21, 2011

You had me at vintage laces

 While visiting one of my bloggerette sisters, Kimberly, I discovered she was hosting a vintage laces ATC swap.  Do I even I have to tell you that it was a swap I could not pass up, lol?
I did not realize the swap was closed but Kimberly was so sweet to squeeze me in anyway. ;)
You meet some of the sweetest gals in blogland ~ it's true.

Any opportunity to play with one of my favorite mediums is a joy.
I used tone on tone colors and added some champagne beads, baby buttons and a heart with key charm.
This one I aptly named "My Dearest Love" - not only for the feel of it but laces are one of my dearest loves so it seemed to be a perfect fit.

Here is a close up of the chippy frame {a Stampin' Up hardware frame painted with white picket fence crackle paint and sealed with some Ultimate glue - which I highly recommend by the way}, "LOVE" lace and the darling heart with key charm.

Instead of using brads to adhere the frame I just covered the holes with vintage baby buttons and adhered everything the Ultimate glue.

If you love making ATC's, Kimberly hosts some great swaps weekly so check her out!

Thanks Kimberly, making this was a blast!

I am also linking this to Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday

Hope you are having some fun getting your art out sugahs!
xo's ~ Heidi


Vicki said...

This is beautiful! I love it.


Lovely ATC! Kimberly is s sweetie and I have swapped with her too with the ATC's!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Heidi, these little swap cards really amaze me. You gals are such creative artists! Thanks for sharing and linking up to VIF! Have a wonderful Easter Weekend,

Nook & Cranny said...

I Lovelace, too.
Great ATC

victoriantailor said...

Hi Heidi, this is so cute, love it,
just wanted to say hi,Celeste,

Miss Gracie's House said...

LOVE favorite elements...lace and old photos...beautiful!