Life Is Sweet Collage

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This sweet little wall decor is heading for the shop. I used many lovely vintage images from Graphics Fairy and layered them with papers from My Mind’s Eye. A beautiful quote from Emily Dickinson was the perfect sentiment to add.

This charming little girl image is one of my favorites from G.F. I clipped her from her background to keep the colors shabby chic.

I stamped a bit with chocolate ink from Stampin Up and did lot’s of Distress Inking also for instant age. The awesome little chipboard table is from Pink Paislee. The perfect place to perch a little birdie image from G.F. There are Liquid Pearl accents from Tim Holtz for detail.

If you get your buttons from a vintage antiques market like I do…you know that the bags usually have several larger buttons in them that just don’t seem to look right on cards. This was a great way to use many of them to give subtle detail to a simple painted and inked wooden frame.

Yes I know I’ve gotten a bit crazy over these fabric flowers….but I am blaming my friend Jennifer who owns our local quilting shop for selling me too much beautiful vintage fabric. I gotta use it right??? LOL. This particular flower was tea stained for additional patina. Natural fibers finish it off perfectly.

Can’t wait to decorate my shop with this sweet framed collage. It’s getting closer to our Grand Reopening yay!!!!

7 responses »

  1. Lovely little wall decoration. Can I ask, did you ever do a tutorial for your fabric flowers or can you give a few hints? They are so beautiful. Thanks.

  2. This is so sweet! i wish I had seen it last week when I needed to create something for a baby shower. Now I will have to wait for the next baby to come along!
    I love the sweet flowers and the buttons on the frame. Your friends shop must be so pretty with all the lovely vintage fabrics.
    Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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