Sunday, 24 April 2011

A Canvas Collage and A Vacation Coming Up

Happy Easter Everyone
I hope you all have had some
lovely Easter Holidays.

I have had family visiting
and we have had a great time.

Today is packing day
as a long waited vacation is coming up
but first I wanted to show you
one of the creations I made with the
tiny waxed canvas.

The background is an old cover,
vintage book pages, fabric and lace

at the buttom I added a little metal piece
found at a flea marked
and an old rusty key.
Thought those pieces matched the book page
and the fabric perfect.

Here´s a closer look at the canvas.

more lace
and a bit of cheesecloth too.

The fihished piece.
It´s quite fun with those little canvases.
I made a few more ready for new creations.



The vacation....

A long waited vacation is just around the corner.
Actually this is the trip we had planned for April last year
but a vulcanic eruption came across and we had to cancel everything.

Now it´s gonna be
and tomorrow morning I´ll be heading here:


and we´re also going to see this:


and much more.
5 days of relaxing, excursion
good food and a little wine too.

There´s even a flea market I have been told

Travel Journal in progress

I´ll be out of the studio from tomorrow
until May 1th.

I´ll take lots of photos to show you
when I´m back.

Wishing you all the most beautiful sunday
sweet friends
Thanks for visiting

Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The Spines Project

Did you wonder what I was going to do
with those book spines...

I use the front and back cover of old books
for backgrounds on my collages.
They are perfect for that.
That leaves me with the spines
and I do find them too pretty to just go in the bin

and what would be more appropriate
to use them for other that

pretty bookmarks....

Here´s a bunch of finished bookmarks.
I love how they turned out.

a closeup of the decoration on them.
I used some of my good stuff.
Pretty lace pieces

cheesecloth, silk
and some sweet vintage images printed
on fabric.

isn´t it nice to have something pretty to look
at when you open your book to read

I was so lucky to get my hands on some
very pretty bookcovers, and more have just
arrived in the studio.
Love the colors on these old worn books
and I´m definitely going to have several of these in my books.

Some will be listed in the shop too.


I´m busy housekeeping today
getting ready for family visits during Easter.
I´m so looking forward to see them all.

Wishing you all a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Friday, 15 April 2011

A Mixed Media Spring Creation

First project from my work table
is this Mixed Media Collage.
I believe you can call it that
as I did mix a few things.... right.

I call it a spring creation too
as the main color in this is pale green.
It´s kind of hard to see in the photos
but is IS pale green

I used an old frame from a photoalbum
found at a flea marked
and a tiny bisque doll with no arms and legs

here´s a closeup of the top

and of the buttom.
Background: an old book cover.
Some silk fabric,
a bit of lace
and vintage buttons too.

Next up is the spines project....

Spring is here again
The weather report says sunny and warm all weekend.
I hope yours will be as beautiful.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
sweet friends and followers.
Tina ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

On My Work Table

On my work table right now
work in progress

bunches of lace

tiny canvases with old book pages,
fabric images and beeswax

work in progress

pieces of bark

spines - an upcoming project

work in progress

What´s on your work table today?

Tina ♥♥♥

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Incorporating Colors

that´s what I´m trying anyway
Incorporate more colors in my work
Even though I´m drawn to the neutrals - you all know that,
I have been wanting to try to add some
colors to my work too
Not an easy thing you know...

I´ve been working on a collage to see
how it would work out.
Here´s a little bit of pale pink
with some awesome vintage buttons

a beautiful claret silk ribbon

layers of lace
with a sweet image in the middle

also used the ribbon as hanger

everything is created on an old book cover
as background.
Here´s the back of the collage

Not a lot of colors
I know, I know
but that´s a start isn´t it...

Wishing you all a beautiful sunday
Tina ♥♥♥

Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Most Certain Sign of Spring

Spring is finally here.
Not only do we have a bit higher temperatures and a
beautiful sunny day today
but the most certain sigh of spring is....
The Flea market Season has opened - yeahhh...

I wanted to go to a new one, and asked Hubby
if he would go with me, as I was a bit unsure how to get there
okay - I´ll drive you he said - you´ll get an hour....
but that´s okay and better than nothing
and he knows it´ll give him peace for the rest of the weekend  

Here´s what I manage to pick up in my one-hour-flea-market trip
A bunch of old book Always drawn to them.

A wonderful big one filled with natures drawings in black
A music book
A fun childrens book - from primary class signed 1956
and a old danish Fairy Tale book

a few with some awesome fonts
and a very beautiful pale green with gold
Selma Lagerlöf novel book

two photo albums filled with
black and white photos

aren´t they having a party....

half my time was gone
needed to hurry now

two pieces of linen with crochet edges
and a bag of white ball of yarns
there´s even an unfinished crochet piece in there

and a bunch of lace, trims and more crochet panels

here´s some details close up

How cool is that.
Definitely need to visit this place again soon

Next week Hubbys favorite Flea Market opens

Even though my favorite season of the year is fall
I think I really like spring too...

Wishing you all the most beautiful weekend
Tina ♥♥♥