Vintage ads/labels

I am Guest Hosting again for Diane at Mixed Media Monday – and very grateful that it keeps me blogging whilst working my way through an exceptionally busy summer this year!!

These make great springboards for collages, big or small. I fell in love with little images when I was designing for Ten Two Studios – I used a lot of small images on altered cutlery, for example. Here are a couple more examples of altered/wearable art, using vintage ads and labels.

Mixing vintage and contemporary.

I painted the entire bamboo tile silver, added the image and mounted the piece on a ball chain with the addition of turquoise and pink wooden beads!

It's the little things...

I always decorate both sides of these, then you can wear them either way round!! It’ll be fun to see more takes on this challenge – and thank you to everyone who joined in with last week’s “Floral Tributes!” challenge! One of my arty flower pins is published in the Ideas Gallery of July’s Craft Stamper magazine…

"Fleur" de Lys mixed media pin

I used the fleur de lys stamp from Home Impressions Marie Antoinette plate. Such versatile images… 🙂

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  1. Love the pendants, Rosie, and I’m not surprised someone snapped up your fabric flower idea for an article! You never cease to amaze.

  2. Beautiful pendant Rosie! I love how you decorated both sides!

  3. I Miss you, girlfriend! Hope all is well. Your art pieces are stunning as always. Have been having implant surgery on my eyes so haven’t been commenting as much because it is difficult to read the writing, but the first eye is done and just starting to be able to function better and now I go in a couple of days to have the surgery on the other eye. It will be awhile for things to return to ‘better than my old normal’ and I can’t wait for that to happen. Having your eyesight is so vital, my mom had an eye removed from Cancer and she was always paranoid about the possible loss of the other eye. Hope you are enjoying your summer, I am enjoying your themes on Mixed Media Monday.

  4. Oh Rosie,
    I LOVE this necklace–it is gorgeous!!! Thanks for such a great challenge!
    We all love you!

  5. Awesome!!! I’m so drawn to turquoise these days so this is great inspiration for me. 🙂

  6. Your wearable art is always amazing, Rosie. The colors on this necklace are super beautiful. Maybe some day I’ll progress to doing jewelry. I did try my hand at collage canvases this week. I haven’t posted them, though. Great to tour your gorgeous blog and see what you’ve been up to lately.

  7. I loved this theme and I love your bamboo tile necklaces! Inspired by you …I made a necklace too!

  8. I love the pendants…I also really love the pins you made and the cuff art is divine.

  9. billiescraftroom

     /  June 17, 2010

    Hi Rosie

    Love the pendants. Can I ask where you get the vintage label images from, I’m after some for decorating a box.

    Best wishes

    Billie 🙂

  10. Love the pendents Rosie i see your still busy busy busy

  11. Rosie, thankyou so much for being a guest host yet again for me – it’s always such a pleasure! Your wearable art piece is stunning – now where did I put my bamboo tiles? Grin! Congratulations on your piece being published. Diane

  12. These pieces are stunning, Rosie. You are always such an inspiration. I have no idea how you do it all and still manage to find the time to be so creative!


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