Sunday, April 29, 2012

Vintage Birds

I love using ephemera in my mixed media art--old sheet music, game pieces, book pages.  

So I was thrilled to see that Ali Manning started Vintage Page Designs, selling the very things that I love as well as some of her own designs created from her findings.  

And this week she's offering the very first limited edition Vintage Page Kit in her Etsy store on Thursday, May 3rd.  The theme of this first kit is birds and it will contain all vintage book pages and bird illustrations.. 

I'm honored to be a guest designer for Ali's first kit. 

Here is a tag I made using the kit materials:

All the papers and ribbons you see are from Ali's bird kit, except for the slate blue background paper upon which I matted the tag.

I tore 6 different text pages and used the pieces to decoupage a tag base.  I added some white Gesso, rubber stamping and Ranger Distress Ink in Weathered Wood.  I finished with one of the lovely bird images (also outlined in Weathered Wood), the orange stamps and the seam binding (which I had soaked in water and crumpled).

Please visit Ali's blog VINTAGE PAGE DESIGNS for kit sneak peeks from the other guest designers.  

You'll be seeing more items I've made from the kit as the week goes by. 


craftattack said...

Lovely tag! Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Love the weathered wood with this image it fits perfectly and a great design Helene. Love it.
hugs {brenda] xox

Linda Cain said...

Love it!


SusanK said...

Very pretty! Love the color combo!

Cheri said...

I love what you did with Ali's kit, Helene. The detail of the trading stamps is perfect.

trisha too said...

Beautiful tag, Helene--what a great kit!


Ali Manning said...

Your tag is soooo fabulous!

Sharon said...

A stunning tag Helene - I just love what you have done with the book pages & bird image - love the effect of the ribbon too!! Great kits to work with & I can't wait to see what else you have made!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag.

1CardCreator said...

She has some beautiful kits, love the tag you made!

hazel said...

A fabulous tag and what a great image.
xxx Hazel.

Lori said...

Wow, this is fabulous Helene! Love the base with that bird image, very cool!

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